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Kitaro Presents Free Music Concert For Healing Community at Raven Performing Arts Theater this Sunday

Grammy Award Winning New Age/World Music Artist, Kitaro who is a Sonoma Valley Resident donates his time to bring spiritual healing and mindfulness to residents of the area who were affected by the Sonoma County fires.   With so many affected by the recent events, there is still much to be grateful for and Kitaro hopes his music will provide help and hope to the minds and souls of so many who have been dealing with so much and/or so little during these trying times.  The concert is intended for not only those that lost their homes or loved ones, but also for fire relief workers, social workers and educators who have done so much for so many during, and in the days and months following the fires. 

Prior to his concert “Kojiki and the Universe” which takes place on Sunday night, November 19 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater; Kitaro will perform a FREE concert during the day at the Raven venue.  The Doors open at 2:30 pm and the music begins at 3:30 pm.   

Capacity for the event is limited.   In order to obtain your FREE Tickets (1st come-1st served) basis to potential recipients, you must register here .  Once all the tickets have been distributed, potential recipients can request to be put on the waiting list by email to:  info@livemusiclantern.org

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Grammy Award Winning Flutist Wouter Kellerman Releases Music Video For Winter Off New Album

South African flutist Wouter Kellerman has just been nominated for the 58th Grammy’s for his new album “Love Language”. The music video for the first single off of the album is for “Winter”, performed alongside the Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa. This interpretation of Vivaldi’s well known piece showcases Wouter’s endless talent and fans are absolutely in love with it!  “Love Language” also debuted at #1 on the World Music Billboard charts and draws influence from Senegal, Spain, Cuba, India, Greece and the United States. With his experience in classical music, Kellerman focuses his attention on world music, exploring the versatility of the flute and fusing classical and contemporary sounds. You can also watch “Winter” on Youtube .

Stay up to date with Wouter on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and his official website www.WouterKellerman.net.

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Yakima Welcomes Alex Boye This Month As He Plays His African Music At The Capitol Theater

Yakima, WA welcomes hit Youtube sensation Alex Boye as he plays his African styled music at the Capitol Theater. The show is on Saturday Nov. 28th at 7 PM. Boye was named the 2014 winner of Youtube’s ‘Cover Artist of the Year’ for his African infused and inspired covers of some of the most played and enjoyed pop songs. Not only does Alex do covers, but he also has his own original Afro centric music. Tickets are available for purchase online or by phone 1-(800)-325-7328.

Alex is a very talented musician and hearing his unique take on your favorite pop songs is a must see show! To get more information on Alex Boye, you can check out his Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and official website www.AlexBoye.com.

ALEX & CECIL-NOT-Hi_Res

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Brasilian Artist Beatrice Mason Releases New Blues and Jazz Remix by Steve Last “Samba Minimo”

Brasilian blues and jazz singer Beatrice Mason has gained a great deal of attention from Europe and the United States due to her latest album Mosaico on iTunes. One of her popular singles, “Samba Minimo”, has been recently remixed by Steve Last. Last has recently worked as a re-mixer for Christina Aguillera, Matisyahu, Linkin Park, Paloma Faith, Leona Lewis and Serj Tankian. He has also created tracks for Mario Reyes (Gypsy Kings), Emma Shaplin, Steve Stevens, Cheb Mami, Zohar, Faudel, Rayess Bek and many others.

For a second year in a row Beatrice performed to standing room only crowds at the International Music Conference, Midem 2012 in Cannes, France. She also performed two sold out shows in Germany this February.

Additionally, Beatrice is currently working on her next solo album, which is to be released in 2013 as well. She will be collaborating with several top USA producers and writers. More information on her music can be found here: www.beatricemason.com.br

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Listen to Music from Beatrice Mason’s Brasilian Blues and Jazz Album: Live in Germany in February 2013

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Brasilian jazz/blues artist Beatrice Mason has been creating a lot of buzz as well as developing a cult following in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro since the release of her latest album, Mosaic.  Her album sits in the “Top Album” category on iTunes and is entirely in Portuguese with the exception of the track “Caramel”.  She has performed at the International Music Conference as well as Midem 2011 with standing room only crowds and is set to headline again this year at this highly attended conference in France. Mosaico received rave reviews by her fans and critics alike. With her distinctive sound, Mason has crossed over to new audiences in Europe and the United States.

The “Globo”, one of the largest newspapers in Brazil, writes about her debut: “A very tasteful album that is both classic and modern.” In spring 2013, the singer comes to Europe for the second time. After their stop at the music fair MIDEM in Cannes more concerts in Germany, France and Sweden are planned. Her repertoire includes the title of her album and other works from the Brasilian and international music world. She is currently working on her second album and the album’s release in the U.S.

For more information, tour dates, etc. visit her website here: www.BeatriceMason.com.br

 

To listen to tracks go to iTunes at: http://bit.ly/ITunes_Beatrice

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Van Morrison, Strict Joy, The Cranberries – just a few St. Patrick Day, Top 10 CD’s

From Strict Joy to the Dropkick Murphy’s to U2 and Susan Boyle, this month’s Top 10 CD List of St. Patty’s day “Music to Drink By” by Taylor Spears Recommends, honors all bands Irish! What better way to enjoy the world’s greatest holiday than throwing back a cold green brewski or a warm shot while you and the local leprechaun count your gold coins at the end of the rainbow listening to some holiday inspired music from some of Ireland’s finest!

Check ‘em all out here: http://bit.ly/MusicToDrinkBy

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Taylor Spears Recommends Valentines Music!

Check out Taylor Spears Recommends VALENTINES music for everyone you love!
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This month, Taylor Spears Recommends publishes the “Valentine Top 10 Recommended CD’s and Downloads” on this blog. Whether you are looking for a gift for your loved one or for music to set the mood, this blog has great recommendations. They sift through the thousands of new releases each month and recommend based on your musical tastes. There’s something here for EVERYONE’s taste.

This month, they are featuring Bobby Valentino (R&B/Soul/Pop), Tiffany Giardina (Tween Pop), Matthew Montfort (World Music), Planet Passion (World Fusion), The Fray (Pop/Rock/Alternative), Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie (Jazz), Paul McCartney (Rock), Frank Sinatra (Vocal), Leona Lewis (Adult Contemporary), Franz Ferdinand (Alternative Rock), and Robert Plant & Alison Kraus (Blues/Americana). With all the choices out there in new music, its hard to sift through it all to find out what you or someone you’re buying a gift for, will like, this blog is GREAT!

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