"Sometimes we need a sonic game plan for liberation. As long as the music is making you think/ recharge/ participate in your own experience a bit fuller than you imagined--then it's working. We have a responsibility to give the best versions of ourselves in that moment, as listeners and artists, and then to move and change. We want this album to be a testament to trust, open hearts, care and experimentation. Seeing the beauty in the flawed and unexpected…Continue
"I think the most important thing in life is to be happy. That does not only apply for the life as a musician. I would think this applies to life in general. I think that all “black” music is about to “have a good time”. It doesn’t matter if it is afrobeat, soul, samba, salsa, reggae, funk or blues. Most of them celebrate joy and happiness. I think this is quite different to European music or classical music."…Continue
"I've learned that women can make music as capably as men can. I didn't know that coming up. I'm from an era in which that was not the conventional wisdom by any means. I've learned that if you do something for a long time, you get better at it. I've learned that relationships come and go, but music is yours forever. It's important to remember that relationships that are not compatible with your music are dangerous for you."…Continue
"Blues came straight from the slaves from a community that suffered a lot and this same community changed that pain into joy and brought this amazing music and this amazing culture to this world. Both the African Americans with Blues, Soul, Funk, etc. and Afro-Brazilians with Samba, Choro, Bossa Nova, etc..."
Igor Prado: Groove…Continue
"Without music there is no love, without love there is no world. Music is the foundation of survival, music is the foundation of youth development, without it as I said there is no progress and survival. Every dollar invested in music returns tenfold, not only as a material value, but as a cultural, sociological, philosophical one, and in the end we spread only positive energy and emotions through music."…Continue
"Photographing music is like photographing art in its creative genesis, a magical moment out of time."
Arturo Di Vita: The Soundtrack of Image
Photographer Arturo Di Vita born in Palermo, Italy in 1953. Arturo says: "Photographic art has given me a universal vision that has no boundaries or ways of being local but a global vision as if the era…Continue
"We all love music. It affects people in such a special way. It just seems to bring joy with it wherever it goes and those are fantastic implications."
Don Zimmer: County Well and Drink More
The County Well released their new album titled “Drink More” (2021 / Floating Records). Drink More follows the success of the release of…Continue
"I do believe that blues is basically a genre, that to be blues (to me) it must reflect aspects of the African American experience, rhythmically or in the way the story is told. There are other wonderful musical genres that can talk about hard times or bad relationships, but that doesn’t make them blues. Molly Malone wheeled her wheelbarrow through Dublin in a hard life of selling shellfish, but that isn’t a blues…Continue
"There was a time when we almost believed that music, or art in general, would be able to change the world – or, more correctly, to change humankind. Well, it definitely has played its part in many of the issues you mentioned, there have been positive steps, but this is not enough."
Vassilis Athanassiadis: Goes ... Further
Terrapin is a trio…Continue
"I miss the individuality of the blues artists of the past. There are so many copy cats and much of the uniqueness and quirkiness has been lost. I hope young artists who are drawn to the blues will take the time to listen to the original versions of songs."
Elly Wininger: The Blues Never End
Inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2014, Elly…Continue