Archive for March, 2010

Abu Dhabi International

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Just started a project with Between The Notes and 32 young musicians in Abu Dhabi for the Festival – I think it’s our most international group ever: as well as students from the UAE, we have participants from Portugal, Poland, Syria, Canada/Russia, Philippines, Japan/New Zealand, Germany/Ireland, Indonesia, Jordan, Turkey, Palestine, India, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, Pakistan, Vietnam/Australia, Egypt and the UK! What a fantastic group! We have several Arabic instruments as well as Western orchestral ones and guitars and keyboards, which is fun, and are halfway through the creative process with some exciting new music to perform at the Emirates Palace on Saturday night. Music is certainly being a unifying force for good, bringing together such a group of people from all over the world to create and perform.

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Lovely Day

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Is anyone else checking out Bill Withers’ classic track Lovely Day at the moment? I can’t stop listening to it – it’s such a deeply happy song.

You can download it here on Amazon for 59p. No I’m not working for them, I just think everyone should hear it. And, um, have a lovely day.

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