Appendix to my new album, “Quel Nouveau Minette,” which is a compilation of jam sessions 2016-2019.
An EP blooming from a nostalgic songwriter
It feels strange to finish something you’ve been working on for a year, right?
This is exactly what I feel but I’m pretty happy with the result, and this is what I want to talk about.
About love and passion
by Pasca Rapha
You have true love, and you have the other feelings. When you think you feel it, whereas, in reality, you live a poor passion, the time has come to ask yourself questions about your way of loving.
Kelebek Evrimi: Three Roads Coming into One
by Monti Karus
What happens when three traveling street musicians from different backgrounds come together into a single path for a brief snapshot of time? You get the culturally rich sound garden of the Kelebek Evrimi project.
My crazy adventure as a street musician: a life-changing year
by Iris Johner
It’s lost and heavy-hearted that I decided to settle down on my own in south Portugal in November 2017. After three years of travels around the world and a summer back to my hometown realizing time was flying and driving my dreams away from me, it appeared to be the perfect deal for a start over – as the one place I would most likely call home.
Starting a revolution through music
by Lee Brickley
Are you sick and tired of war, inequality, racism, and injustice? Me too, and that’s why I write revolutionary protest songs. I wish I knew how to do more, but for now, I’m trying to make people think with my music because that’s what I do best.
How I Tell Stories Without Words
Ultimately, I am not a musician. I’m a storyteller. I just happen to be very good at using music as a medium of communication. , and that is why I have always been fascinated by film scores. Everyone loves a good story. My music is definitely a journey that I invite my audience through. And if it triggers an emotion, then I consider my job almost done. Moreover, I intend to say something that you can relate to, hopefully.
Lost & Found: Instrumental Surf Music by The Astronettes
Who remembers the ESTRUS label? Great inspiration in the 90s, with such fantastic bands like The Mono Men, The Makers, and Man Or Astroman. Not to forget the unbelievable quirky Mummies or Von Zippers. And although the only album by The Astronettes is not on the label, I bought it from their mail order service.
Our newest Artist of the Week is a special one with a special story. In the mid-70s, musician and songwriter Phil Arosa fled Southern Rhodesia’s apartheid (now Zimbabwe) to settle in the Netherlands and pursue his musical career under more mundane skies. Alongside his partner Marga, he started the band Zimba, which played for ten years in clubs around the country.