After many years of preparations, an innovative project for music education in primary schools is seeing the light of day. it's name is: Let's Musicise.
A song for children It's Christmas Time has been released, with free main and backing tracks, lyrics, chords and lead sheet (notation) available.
Dear music lovers,
The 'autumn 2014' music season starts along with the school season, so here are some updates.
Emmanuel Mann joins Valkania as a bass-player, replacing Nikolay Angarev. Nikolay has been playing with us since 2012 and he has contributed enormously to the high quality of music that the band has produced, especially during the recording of the album Roots - one of the three best World Music albums, according to Indie Acoustic.
We are playing Earl Haig Hall, 4 September 2014, where the atmosphere is just great. The usual style, with some new songs added.
Valkania is performing two sets of Balkan Rhythm'n'Blues @ Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, Sat 13 Sep, 8pm.
More info here: valkania.com/gig/valkania-luna-lounge-13-sep14
...It was a great party, all my huge family and three brothers with their families were there, my mother, my dear friends, over 20 people in total. It was wonderful, magical and exciting....
My friend Thierry Deneux just released a new song.
So good - full of French and Mediterranean nostalgia, gentleness, culture, passion and emotion. And a ring of truthfulness, which is probably Thierry's best quality, besides his voice.
...just voice, just melody - her soft voice whispering through the sound of the wind and searching, discovering and capturing strange and mystical worlds of the past of the island, combined with her own past, of course...
When good Vojvodian singer hires a "Tamburashki Orkestar" for his/her concerts and recordings, the combination produces pure magic of meek, beautiful and soothing music that purifies the heart. One of the best examples is Zvonko Bogdan.He sings the Blues of Vojvodina, he tells the stories of its people in a manner that you simply don't want him to stop.
Rock and Blues are my my roots, as much as Balkan music. Actually, in our youth we only listened to Western music. Our own folk songs were seen as simple, old-fashioned, with silly texts - in other words - totally uncool.