Music School – Tadasei Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:34:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Music School – Tadasei 32 32 Make way for a weekend of art, music Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:34:34 +0000

The first full weekend of fall will feature more than the beautiful colors of the turning leaves. In the capital, art will be in full bloom as beautiful handicrafts will be displayed amid exciting live music on the streets of downtown Concord.

Capital Arts Fest 2022 brings together artisans, performance artists and musicians on September 24-25. Visitors and vendors will line the streets for the annual weekend event, co-sponsored by the League of NH Craftsmen, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Intown Concord, and the Capitol Center for the Arts, with state support of New Hampshire and the city of Concord.

The League of NH Craftsmen will present a fine arts and crafts fair on South Main Street, showcasing the craftsmanship of jury members and guest artists. Items include metal, jewelry, wood, glass, engraving, fiber and more. Artist tents line the downtown street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Additionally, live music will play on the main stage until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. These outdoor concerts are coordinated by the Capitol Center for the Arts

and presented free of charge. This year’s headliners include the band Firefall and the chart-topping ’70s Screaming Orphans, a genre-blending Irish sister group. Firefall enjoyed a career spanning over forty years, with three gold albums, two platinum albums and eleven chart-topping singles, including “You are the Woman”. The Screaming Orphans are known for both their original pop songs and their unique approach to traditional Irish music.

“We are always thrilled to celebrate the arts here in the capital,” said Miriam Carter, executive director of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. “This year, we encourage guests from around the area and state to attend these great downtown Concord events and see what makes New Hampshire arts so special.”

Visitors can also enjoy the opening weekend of the New Hampshire Potters’ Guild Exhibit, “Storied in Clay,” held at the League’s headquarters, and special activities and performances, including a tour historic walk from downtown Concord, Music Mix, Symphony NH Jazz Quartet, singer/songwriter Addison Chase, dance with Sindy Chown, Andrew North and the Rangers, the Concord Coachmen Chorus, NH SCOT pipe band and ensembles jazz and folk from the Concord Community Music School.

Customers can satisfy their hunger by visiting participating food vendors including Chubba Wubba, Holy Moly Snacks, Col’s Kitchen and Batulo’s Kitchen.

The performing and visual arts communities in the Capital Region have grown exponentially over the past few decades. Concord has six spaces dedicated to the performing arts, including New Hampshire’s largest theater, the Capitol Center for the Arts. Concord is also home to the headquarters of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, a nationally recognized artists’ organization that has been around for over 90 years.

“We look forward to welcoming art lovers as well as those with an interest in crafts to this walkable urban event in the heart of the state, Carter said.

Find the detailed schedule of events for the Capital Arts Fest weekend at:

The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt celebrates the end of “2022 Overseas Korean Traditional Music School” Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:07:00 +0000

Feature: As part of the Korean Cultural Center celebrations.

CAIRO – September 19, 2022: The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt held a work presentation to celebrate the end of “Overseas Korean Traditional Music School 2022″ at the Egyptian National Academy of Arts on September 15 .

This course has been prepared to promote excellence in traditional Korean music in Egypt, where K-pop is the main focus of Hallyu fans, and to foster self-reliance.

As part of the National Gugak Center’s National Gugak Globalization Project, the Overseas Gugak Culture School invited Lim Yong-nam, a member of the National Gugak Center Folk Orchestra Yeonhui Club, as a speaker.

The conference was held for two weeks from September 4 by selecting a total of 40 people interested in Korean culture and specialties of Korean traditional music and Arabic music.

At the closing ceremony, all graduates wore traditional performance clothing and generously demonstrated the skills they had learned so far.

Along with thrilling performances from Seoljanggu and Samulnori, Lim Yongnam and Eo Bowon performed Seoljanggu and folk songs to show the beauty of Korean traditional music.

In addition, Arabic music teachers and majors, who graduated from this course, presented Arabic traditional music and presented a special stage where Korean and Egyptian traditional music were harmonized.

Rahma Mohammed (22 years old, living in Cairo), a graduate of the Korean language department of Ein Shams University (Cairo) who took this course, said: “For two weeks, I have been listening to Janggu lessons directly taught by experts. and making sounds with the students over time was an amazing experience. At this ceremony, she took over as the head of Seol Jang-gu’s performance team, and it was a lot of pressure, but I’m happy and happy that the performance ended well.

Seong-Ho Oh, director of the Cultural Center, mentioned that after the course at the Gugak Culture School ends, the plan is to promote the regularization of Samulnori gatherings so that the Korean wave can be self-sufficient in Egypt. In addition, the Korean Cultural Center said it will provide Egyptian people with opportunities to experience various cultures by opening cultural conferences that intersect both modernity and tradition.

AthFest Educates Receives Arts Council Grants | Arts & Culture Sat, 17 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000

The Georgia Council for the Arts awarded AthFest Educates, a local nonprofit, two grants to help fund the organization’s community arts and education programs, according to a news release. Together, the grants are worth more than $10,000.

AthFest Educates is a nonprofit music and arts education organization that serves K-12 youth in Athens-Clarke County by providing grants to local education programs. They hold two annual fundraisers, the AthFest Music & Arts Festival and the AthHalf Half Marathon & 5K.

The organization received a $6,000 arts project grant for the 2023 AthFest music and arts festival, which features local musicians, artists and vendors each summer. According to the press release, GCA funds will be used for the production costs of the festival.

In addition to this grant, the organization received an arts education grant of $4,860 for the Stroud Elementary Afterschool Violin Program. AthFest Educates provided the grant to form the extracurricular orchestra program in 2021, funding the cost of instruments, instructors, and student transportation.

The program, in partnership with the University of Georgia Community Music School, offers a limited number of students in grades three through five at Howard B. Stroud Elementary two lessons per week for 20 weeks.

The GCA is part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and its grants are funded by the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The arts sector has proven its resilience over the past two years, and it has played a major role in restarting the economy by attracting tourism, bringing communities together and facilitating classroom learning as we let’s inspire the workforce of the future,” said GCA. executive director Tina Lilly in the press release.

The GCA has awarded 253 grants that provide more than $3.1 million in funding to arts organizations in Georgia.

AthFest Educates has awarded more than $532,000 in grants to community arts and music organizations, according to their website. Their funds go to educators for programming costs, equipment, and professional development.

The coffee season should open on Sunday | New Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:28:00 +0000

WALTON — The Whispering Tree, a duo, will open Music on the Delaware’s 2022-23 Coffeehouse season on Sunday, Sept. 18, with an in-person performance and livestream from 6-8 p.m.

According to a press release, named “one of the most talented duos to hit the stage in New York” by Deli Magazine, The Whispering Tree includes singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Bangbour. Together they create rich, immersive folk-rock brimming with evocative lyrics and sweeping musicality.

The popular couple have appeared twice in the coffeehouse series, once live on stage at the Walton Theater Coffeehouse and in the summer of 2020, in a live streaming concert.

The duo met at music school in London. At the time, Kleiner was a singer-songwriter looking to collaborate, and Bangbour had a reputation as one of the most gifted musicians in the institution. At first, the duo had a group mindset, but slowly found the freedom to create as a duo, working together to blossom Eleanor’s song seedlings with a full range of harmonic, instrumental and arrangement possibilities. . The duo has since recorded several albums, including “Invisible Forces” and “Go Call the Captain.” Their recordings are available at

Coffee concerts on the second floor of the Walton Theater are free, with coffee/tea and desserts provided. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Visit for more information and Zoom access.

Cardi B surprises her former Bronx college with a $100,000 donation Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:27:34 +0000

Cardi B made a surprise visit to her old college as part of the New York Community Capacity Building organization.

On Tuesday, Cardi headed to her old stomping ground, IS 232, in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. After delivering a motivational speech to ecstatic students and answering some of their questions, Cardi surprised the school with a $100,000 donation.

“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who still live and work there,” Cardi said. “So when I heard about the fire and all the casualties, I knew I had to do something to help.”

She continued, “I was looking at some areas. The way prices are skyrocketing… how do people survive? I want to know. My family and my friends, they’re so grateful to have me, but it’s just like, what happens to people who don’t have me?

In 2019, Cardi hopped on Instagram to give her followers a glimpse into her life before fame, as the Bronx native looked back on her 2006 college yearbook.

“At first my name was Bacardi, that’s where Cardi B is from,” Cardi shared while reading some of the comments left by her friends. “To Belcalis you’re such a crazy funny nigga. Good luck, you are going to be something big in the future, read one. Cardi replied, “Bitch wasn’t lying.”

Check out the 2019 video below.

]]> Area high school bands were on the march during Music in Oil Country | cover page Mon, 12 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0000

Area high school marching bands strutted around again at the annual Music in Oil Country Marching Band Festival at Oil City High School on Saturday night.

Attendees were treated to a show that Oil City High School band director Dan Cartwright promised would be “one of the best years ever” due to the number of area high school bands taking part – 10 in all.

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These are the kids who are the stars of the Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:38:37 +0000

When Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Soulati Shepherd founded the performance collective Alphabet Toggles, the longtime friends wanted to inspire kids to make social changes. Hip hop seemed like the perfect medium.

“When you watch hip hop, it’s an invitation to be exactly who you are,” McGaw said. “There’s also a lot of puns, so it’s absolutely rooted in fun conversation, speaking, bravado, listening, all those things that teachers try to create.”

But Shepherd said they quickly realized something was missing. “What drove us was that we had to do it with – versus for – children, he said.

So they added three: Kali de Jesus, Tommy Shepherd III and Maya Fleming, all now teenagers. It worked. The Oakland, Calif.-based collective went on to earn two Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Music Album for their infectious, clever songs that appeal to kids and adults alike.

Now they’ve released a new album, “The Movement,” which features upbeat tracks about restorative justice, Juneteenth, and how to build community by supporting each other.

“Every time they put out a new video or a new song, we play it for our staff because it’s so uplifting,” said Christy Estrovitz, director of youth services at the San Francisco Public Library, who has hosted the Rockers on several occasions over the past decade. “They have a cross-generational appeal.”

On a recent Wednesday afternoon after school, the collective was in their Oakland studio, and the teenagers were tossing verses back and forth at each other.

“I love the riffs,” said 13-year-old Rockers member Maya. She joined the group after her dance teacher suggested she check it out. Like the three teenagers, she sings and writes songs for the new album. “I just do whatever comes to mind that goes with the song.”

Fellow 14-year-old Tommy III is Shepherd’s son and has been with the band all his life; you can see him in the early Rockers videos when he was a kid. He said he joined the group in kindergarten because he felt good about it.

“It wasn’t like I was automatically in the band just because he was my dad,” Tommy III said.

Kali, 13, also joined the group in kindergarten; he and Tommy III are best friends. ” Shit ! I have known him for more than half of my life! Kali said.

Both boys enjoy making hoops and goofing around outside the studio during breaks. But they have a serious side; the songs they contributed to the new album take an unflinching look at systems of oppression.

“I want to inspire kids to be who they want to be in the world without having to think ‘I don’t want to be like a lawyer because I feel like it’s only for white people’ or whatever. thing like that,” Tommy III said of his song “The Change Up.”

“My song, ‘Games’, is about the same thing,” Kali said. “It targets everyone. It really shows the systems that the government is imposing on people in everyday life for who they are.”

The third young member of the group, Maya, said that she originally only thought of herself as a dancer, but being part of the collective has helped her develop other artistic talents. Recently, she performed her song “Our Turn,” about dealing with the chaos of life under COVID-19, during the Rockers’ recent set at a block party hosted by the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture. in Washington, D.C.

“The message they use is one that resonates within the museum,” said Leslie Walker, who oversees social justice and academic programs there. “How they define hip hop as freedom of culture, freedom of expression and use it as a way for young people to talk about social issues and social justice.”

The Rockers perform nationwide, but when they’re at home in the Bay Area, they keep busy with social justice-focused concerts and workshops for children at libraries and schools.

Estrovitz of the San Francisco Public Library said the teenage members are particularly inspiring to his young patrons.

“What’s really cool [is] in recent years they have really seen their young artists [become] ambassadors and role models,” Estrovitz said. “So now I see younger kids looking up, not just to Tommy and Kaitlin, but to the young people.”

The collective hopes ‘The Movement’ will earn them a third Grammy nomination this year for Best Children’s Music Album – this time it might even be a win.

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Maria Becerra brings old-school reggaetón back to life (and causes a car accident) in ‘Automático’ video – Rolling Stone Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:39:31 +0000

The track follows the release of his solo single “Ojalá” earlier this year.

Automatic Perreo from Argentina’s Nena. On Thursday, María Becerra released her single “Automático” and accompanied it with a queer code, fast furious-esque music video.

“’Automatico’ is really a dream song for me. I have always listened to old people perreos and old reggaetones and all the time I wanted to do something like that, the singer said of the song in a press release. “I think with this song we achieved that, so I’m very happy with the result.”

The video for “Automático” opens with the arrival of a mean woman with a tattooed face at Becerra’s car shop.

“Ponlo en automático, sé mi fanático”, sings Becerra. “¿Cómo se siente si rebotan los neumáticos? At 150 aunque no haya prisa/Y que sólo sean testigos los parabrisas/Ponlo en automático, se mi fanático. (In English: “Put it on automatic, be my fanatic / What if the tires bounce? Go to 150 even if there is no emergency / And only the bumpers breeze be a witness/Put it on automatic, be my fanatic.”)

Accompanied by sexy choreography, the video shows Becerra assisting (and hosting) a drag race, before performing choreography with his mechanical shop crew. The video ends with the two race cars crashing and its female drivers engaging in a steamy makeup session.

The sexy new track follows Becerra’s solo release of “Ojalá” earlier this year after dropping his full album Animal in 2021. This album featured collaborations with Becky G on “Wow Wow” and Danny Ocean on “No Eres Tú Soy Yo”.

Over the past two years, Becerra has become the go-to female artist for feature films on Latin pop and reggaetón songs, appearing on tracks by Camila Cabello, Zion & Lennox, Cazzu and Sofía Reyes, among others. She also performed the hit “¿Qué Más Pues?” with J Balvin at the Grammys with J Balvin earlier this year.

🌱 TX School Districts Honor Uvalde + New E ATX Clinic + Live Music Mon, 05 Sep 2022 06:53:43 +0000

Hello and Happy Labor Day, neighbours! It’s Jessica Collins here with your holiday edition of the Austin Daily, filled with all the things you need to know about what’s happening in town.

Grab your morning coffee as we dive into:

  • Texas school districts will honor CISD of Uvalde after the May shooting.
  • New East Austin will bring healthcare specialists to low-income Travis County residents.
  • Local events and more ➡

First, today’s weather and allergology report:

⛅ High: 96 Low: 73. A potential thunderstorm in the afternoon.
🍃 Grass pollen: low. Ragweed: Moderate. Mold: moderate. Dust and dander: extremely high.

Here are today’s top stories in Austin:

1) Texas school districts to honor CISD of Uvalde after Robb Elementary shooting. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District is set to begin its new school year on Tuesday, September 6, and school districts across the state are encouraging their communities to show their support.

On September 6, students, parents, teachers and members of the community are asked to wear brown and white, the colors of the Uvalde school, to show their support for the district after the deadly shooting in May . KVUE has more on this story here.

2) A new clinic in East Austin will bring health care specialists to low-income Travis County residents. Health center announced on Wednesday that it will transform the historic Rosewood-Zaragosa Health Center into a new state-of-the-art specialty care clinic. The newly updated clinic is expected to open to the public in fall 2023 and will serve members of the Medical Access Program (MAP). KVUE reports that MAP and MAP Basic are medical coverage programs provided by Central Health to low-income Travis County residents without health insurance.

Central Health plans to hire several full-time healthcare providers in six specialties: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, Podiatry and Respirology. Check out the full story here on KVUE.

3) Registration for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund is officially open and continues through February 28. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund is a prepaid tuition plan that allows individuals to lock in the cost of undergraduate resident tuition and required fees at current college prices.

KXAN reports, “Participants in the plan purchase “tuition units” that can later be used for undergraduate resident tuition and required school-wide fees at colleges and universities. public in Texas, excluding medical and dental facilities. Prices are based on costs for the 2022-23 academic year for public colleges and universities in the state.

To learn more about this story, go to KXANand for more information on the Prepaid Tuition Plan, go to or call 800-445-4723, option 5.

4) Experiencing FOMO after missing Longhorn Football’s season opener on Saturday? Head over to Longhorns Wire to see the best photos from Texas’ 52-10 win over Louisiana Monroe!

Today in Austin:

  • James Tabata at VORTEX. (6 p.m.)
  • Circle Jerks Ft. 7 seconds and negative approach to Mohawk. (6:30 p.m.)
  • WHY? at the Spiderhouse Ballroom. (7 p.m.)
  • Resound Presents: Michelle in the Empire’s control room. (7 p.m.)
  • Blue Monday with Soul Man Sam plus Lindsay Beaver and Brad Stivers at Antone’s. (7 p.m.)
  • Angela Banks at the VORTEX. (8 p.m.)

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Keith’s Music House announces new, expanded location for 2023 Sat, 03 Sep 2022 14:47:25 +0000
Keith’s Music House will move to new premises in Boylston next spring. (Photo/Kathryn Acciari)

BOYLSTON – Keith’s Music House recently announced big news: they will be moving to a new location at 220 East Temple Street in Boylston in early spring 2023.

“The new location is twice the size of the old one,” owner Keith Lewis said. “We will have six practice rooms and we plan to set up a cafe and a stage for the performances. We want this to be considered a legitimate place for musicians to play.

When Lewis opened his music school in 2015, he had 10 students. The popularity of his school’s offerings is evident by its growth – they have steadily increased to 150 students throughout the school year and 60 students in their summer program.

“We really serve two different groups,” Lewis said. “We have our main group during the school year and the kids are enrolled in our Summer Rock Sessions program.”

A common thread, however, is that Keith’s Music House has served students of all levels and has tailored its courses to each student.

“We have a student who is legally blind,” Lewis said. “He’s one of the most talented kids I’ve met. He plays everything. He’s like a superpower. You don’t see that all the time.

Like many businesses, Keith’s Music House has suffered from pandemic-induced innovations.

“During COVID, we were able to go completely virtual and 95% of our kids stayed engaged in their lessons, Lewis said. “We have also expanded our adult student base and can now offer virtual classes for people who live far away or want to take a class during their lunch hour. Technology allows us to teach virtually, although in-person teaching is always better.

Lewis and his wife, Sarah Lewis, run Keith’s Music House with the help of manager Annie Balunas.

“Annie is my right arm,” Lewis said. “She is the glue that holds everything together. Annie was one of our students when she was in seventh grade. She has been part of our family ever since and knows what our students are doing.

Most of the teachers at Keith’s Music House have been with the school since it opened.

“We have a new Scottish voice teacher, and when we move into the new location we plan to hold a concert with all of our teachers and teaching assistants,” Lewis said. “My family members are all involved now too. My daughter takes care of our social networks and my son plays the guitar. We are all proud of this school.

Lewis spoke of his team as equal colleagues.

“I don’t have anyone working for me; they work with me,” Lewis said. “I couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Find out more about Keith’s Music House at

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