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“ONO’U TAHITI FESTIVAL GRAFFITI” 

“ONO’U TAHITI FESTIVAL GRAFFITI” 

artwork: http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/polynesie/tahiti/

Welcome to the international festival of graffiti ONO’U in Tahiti!

First ever international graffiti event (2014) hosted in Tahiti, the ONO’U festival is created and supported by a young Polynesian company, Tahiti New Generation, specialized in the creation and production of international artistic and cultural events.

Tahiti New Generation

The ONO’U festival is created and supported by a young Polynesian company, Tahiti New Generation, specialized in the creation and production of international artistic and cultural events. Entrance to the festival will offer participants a unique opportunity to enjoy amazing graffiti live paintings by some of today’s major international graffiti writers and Tahitian artists. If Gauguin were alive today, he would surely have been among this group of creative people helping to pave the way for urban contemporary art in beautiful French Polynesia.

More info at source: http://tahitifestivalgraffiti.com/

2017: Ono'u and the street art already at the 
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The Tahiti street art museum, created in October 2016, starts 2017 by inviting artists to perform new performances in Tahiti. This space dedicated to contemporary urban art allows to discover various achievements and starts this new year under the sign of street art.

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The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

Featured image: Pierre Marcus Quartet 
The French Riviera’s Nice Jazz Festival is known for its unmissable events.  However,  the 2017 Nice Jazz Festival has moved from the Cimiez arenas to the centre of the city. It has also opened up to a variety of musical trends. The festival has two different atmospheres, with bands performing on two stages at once, and a total of six stages every night for five days. Over 30,000 people come to enjoy its quality line-up.


http://www.france-voyage.com/events/nice-jazz-festival-2.htm

The Nice Jazz Festival, held annually since 1948 in Nice, on the French Riviera, is “the first jazz festival of international significance.”[1] 

The 2016 Festival, scheduled to begin on 16 July, was cancelled in the wake of the truck attack on 14 July 2016.[9]

What Nice jazz follower could forget  the inaugural festival whereby Louis Armstrong and his All Stars were the headliners. It was during this first edition that Suzy Delair sang C’est si bon for the first time, to a cabaret where Louis Armstrong ended his evening.[2][3] Frommer’s calls it “the biggest, flashiest, and most prestigious jazz festival in Europe.”[4]

Over the years, many artists, such as Lionel HamptonDizzy GillespieRay CharlesElla Fitzgerald,[5] Helen Humes,[6] Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis,[7] regularly appeared at the festival. After 1994, it saw a change of emphasis, with more world music and pop. But the festival’s newest organizer, Vivian Sicnasi, has reinstated an eclectic mix of traditional and modern sounds with an international line-up; it remains “one of the Riviera‘s biggest annual events.”[8]

Set in the vast Jardins de Cimiez (which contains a Roman amphitheatre), the event features several separate stages where groups perform simultaneously each evening, for eight days in July.[4]

In 2011, following years of falling attendance, the festival was moved from Cimiez to the more centrally located Place Masséna. It was reported that about 30,000 spectators attended the five-day festival in 2011. The 2012 festival took place from July 8–12 and performers included Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee BridgewaterErykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Gregory Porter and the Jimi Brown Experience.

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Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 8:00 PM


2017 0717 - B  - MASSENA -  De la Soul Live Band -



DE LA SOUL LIVE BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0717 - C - MASSENA - Herbie Hancock -



HERBIE HANCOCK

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0717 - A - TDV - Becca Stevens -



BECCA STEVENS BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0717 - B - TDV - Woman To Woman



WOMAN TO WOMAN

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0717 - C - TDV - Roberto Fonseca



ROBERTO FONSECA “ABUC”

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0718 - A - MASSENA - Con Brio -



CON BRIO

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0718 - B - MASSENA - Laura Mvula -



LAURA MVULA

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0718 - C - MASSENA -  Ibrahim Maalouf



IBRAHIM MAALOUF “RED & BLACK LIGHT”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0718 - A - TDV - Samy Thiebault -



SAMY THIÉBAULT ” REBIRTH”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0718 - B - TDV - Christian McBride New Jawn -



CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE NEW JAWN

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0718 - C - TDV - Youn Sun Nah



YOUN SUN NAH

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0719 - A - MASSENA - Sir The Baptist -



SIR THE BAPTIST

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0719 - B - MASSENA - Chinese Man -



CHINESE MAN ” SHIKANTAZA LIVE”

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017  0719 - C - MASSENA - Mary J. Blige -



MARY J. BLIGE

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0719 - A - TDV - Johnny O'Neal Trio -



THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY O’NEAL TRIO

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0719 - B - TDV - Tony Allen -



TONY ALLEN TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0719 - C - TDV - Cory Henry -



CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0720 - MASSENA - Seramic -



SERAMIC

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0720 - C - MASSENA - Deluxe



DELUXE

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0719 - C - MASSENA - IAM -



IAM

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0720 - A - TDV - Daniel Freedman -



DANIEL FREEDMAN

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0720 - B - TDV - Shai Maestro -



SHAI MAESTRO TRIO

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0720 - C - TDV - The Jazz Epistles - © DR(3).jpg



ABDULLAH IBRAHIM & EKAYA & VERY SPECIAL GUEST TERENCE BLANCHARD

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0721 - A - MASSENA - Kadhja Bonet



KADHJA BONET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 8:00 PM

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MYLES SANKO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0721 - C - MASSENA - LAMOMALI L aventure Malienne de M



LAMOMALI L’AVENTURE MALIENNE DE -M-

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Spirale Trio -



SPIRALE TRIO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Pierre Marcus Quartet -



PIERRE MARCUS QUARTET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0721 - B - TDV - Henri Texier & the SkyDancer 6 -



HENRI TEXIER SKY DANCERS 6

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0721 - C - TDV - Kamasi Washington



KAMASI WASHINGTON

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

https://jazzfestival2017.com/events/jazz-festivals-in-europe/montreux-jazz-festival-tickets/

 

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Natasha Bedingfield – Pocket full of Sunshine Lyrics

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“Pocketful of Sunshine”

is a song performed by British singer and songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, released as the second single from her second North American studio album, of the same name (2008). Bedingfield co-wrote the song together with American songwriter Danielle Brisebois and American musician and songwriter John Shanks; Shanks also produced the track as well as performing on most of the instruments present. Epic Records serviced the song to mainstream radios on 11 February 2008 in the United States. It received an international release in spring 2011 to promote the release of Strip Me Away (2011).

Bedingfield noted “Pocketful of Sunshine” as her favorite, stating that it centers on escaping from one’s troubles. It adapts dance-pop and adult contemporary styles, differing from her previous recordings. Lyrically, the song discusses escapism and finding a peaceful place in difficult situations. The message is amplified by the melancholic tone of the lyrics mixing with the exuberance displayed in Bedingfield’s voice. “Pocketful of Sunshine” was well received by contemporary music critics; the majority of them named it as one of the album’s highlights. Several critics also praised it as a bright and lively summer tune.

“Pocketful of Sunshine” experienced commercial success in North America, peaking at number five in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold three million downloads, becoming her most successful single there. It also charted in Canada, peaking at #3 and receiving the platinum certification. It however did not replicate the success in North America as it charted moderately in several countries, reaching the top thirty in international territories.

The music video for

“Pocketful of Sunshine”

was released in spring 2008 and features Bedingfield escaping from a stressful situation and dancing on a roof with other background dancers. The video also portrays scenes of other people escaping their troubles, coming to Bedingfield for comfort. The single has been used widely in the media, being featured in movies and television series like Easy A, Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Ugly Truth.

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Jamaica’s Street Art Mural Festival

Jamaica’s Street Art Mural Festival

About JSA

Jamaica Street Artists (JSA) is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 20 years. It is a creative community in the heart of Bristol that make, exhibit and collaborate – locally, nationally and internationally.

With over 30 artists working across three floors, our site is a place of production for a range of practices: painting, installation, drawing, paper cutting, doll making, printing, illustration, filmmaking and more.

http://www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk

Jamaica Street Artists are committed to developing a creative and diverse exhibitions programme, showcasing the collective talent of the artists within the studio.

Our annual Open Studio event, spanning three days, opens up our iconic building to the public and culminates in a popular mini-canvas auction.

        Artist:Taj Francis

JSA’s history of organising and curating critically acclaimed exhibitions can be traced back to international art festival, Retox in 2003 and now includes an Exhibition and Auction at City of Bristol Art Gallery and Museum in 2009 and The Art Box, a pop-up shop and gallery open each Christmas.

If you would like to discuss any ongoing /future exhibition ideas or proposals with JSA please contact studio@jamaicastreetartists.co.uk

http://www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk/exhibitions.html

Caribbean National Weekly

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2017 in concerts and events

 

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“MADONNA – BORDERLINE”

“Borderline” is a song by American singer Madonna from her eponymous debut studio album Madonna (1983). It was released on February 15, 1984 by Sire Records as the album’s fifth single. Written and composed by producer Reggie Lucas, the song was remixed by Madonna’s then-boyfriend John “Jellybean” Benitez. She used a refined and expressive voice for the song. Its lyrics dealt with the subject of a love that is never fulfilled.

Contemporary critics and authors applauded the song, calling it harmonically the most complex song from the Madonna album and complimenting the dance-pop nature of the song. “Borderline” became Madonna’s first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten. In the United Kingdom it reached number two after it was re-released as a single in 1986. Elsewhere, the song reached the top 10 or top 20 of a number of European nations while peaking the singles chart of Ireland. The song was placed at 84 on Blender magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born”, while Time included it on the critic list “All-Time 100 Songs”.

The accompanying music video portrayed Madonna with a Latin-American man as her boyfriend. She was enticed by a British photographer to pose and model for him, but later returned to her original boyfriend. The video generated interest amongst academics, who noted the use of power as symbolism in it. With the video, Madonna was credited for breaking the taboo of interracial relationships and was considered one of her career-making moments. The release of the video on MTV increased Madonna’s popularity further. Madonna has performed the song on her Virgin Tour (1985) and the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008), where a punk-rock version of the song was performed. “Borderline” has been covered by a number of artists, including Duffy, Jody Watley, Counting Crows, and The Flaming Lips.

“Borderline” was recorded in February 1983 and ushered a change from the normal vocal tone expressed by Madonna in her songs.[3] A sentimental track, the song talks about a love that is never quite fulfilled.[4] According to author Santiago Fouz-Hernández in his book Madonna’s drowned worlds, the lyrics of the song like “Something in way you love me won’t let me be/I don’t want to be your prisoner so baby won’t you set me free” depicted a rebellion against male chauvinism.[5] Madonna used a refined and expressive voice to sing the song, backed by Lucas’s instrumentations.[4] Considered as the best example of the working relationship between Lucas and Madonna, he pushed her to find emotional depth in the song. Although sounding icy, the chorus is contemporary in style and the vocal range for this song, was later used by Madonna as her own personal range through her whole music career.[6] It opens with a keyboard rich intro played on a Fender-Rhodes Electric Piano and a catchy synth melody provided by Fred Zarr.[7] Bass player Anthony Jackson doubled Dean Gant’s synth bass to provide a solid and more complex texture.[7]

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“Air Supply – All Out Of Love (Lyrics)”

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Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. They formed in Australia in 1975 and have included various accompanying musicians and singers. On 24 October 2013 the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) announced that Air Supply were to be inducted into their Hall of Fame on 1 December at the same ceremony as the annual ARIA Awards. On January 1, 2015, Air Supply marks on its 40th Anniversary.

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Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival 

 

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