"I think both Blues and Rock music cross cultural, racial, political and socio-cultural lines. Music doesn’t differentiate or discriminate. It’s a language unto itself. It joins people in a common bond and shared experience. It creates change in the world by allowing generation after generation to express their lives, their concerns, their ambitions and their hope for the future through music."…Continue
"Music is one area in society where people can have different opinions and preferences but still get along. A real music connoisseur could go to any genre show and still enjoy the experience. They wouldn’t focus on the differences but instead enjoy the new melodies and beats that define the other styles."
Laurie Jane & The 45’s: Midnight Jubilee…Continue
"Blues Music spreads the message of Unity, Love and a knowing that we are all in this thing called life, struggling, doing the best we can and ultimately we have each other. No matter what age, color or size, you are accepted in the Blues World. When you listen to the Blues it lifts your spirit."
Diana Rein: The Six String…Continue
"We are strong and solid as women in the Blues. I find many very talented women coming thru the ranks and find this very hopeful."
Janiva Magness: Love, Hope and Protest
After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 26 Blues Music Award…Continue
"Unfortunately, the impact of music on politics is null, otherwise we would probably live in a better world. Music has an impact on people’s personal life, and can probably help them to become better people, more tolerant, more open to differences, but globally I’m not convinced it makes a big change."
Christophe Losberger: The Images of Music…Continue
"The blues is made with soul, love and anger at the same time. And It’s truthful. People identify with something truthful. And of course, it’s so good to listening to!"
Artur Menezes: International Blues Tattoo
Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur…Continue
"Italo Calvino and his invisible cities continue to inspire science fiction writers – Hendrix read pulp science fiction – the psychedelic lyric, purple haze was inspired by a story of a purple fog- weather event, a strange night on a strange planet."
Marie-Paule Macdonald: Sound-tectural
Marie-Paule Macdonald is Professor of Architectural and…Continue
"I surely miss the optimistic lyrics which embraced the glory of love and life itself. The music which was written by the whole band spending time together. I fear the universal misery and the easy way getting in music. I hope for something original reminding me of the good old pattern."
Maria Stefanidakis: Rock, Peace & Love
Known for her…Continue
"The blues made me to learn to be more mature in life. Blues for me is not just the music but it was like a fuel that makes my life more living."
Kongko Bangun Pambudi: Blues Way
Kongko Bangun Pambudi was born on June 4th 1982 in…Continue
Noam David: Beat & Rhythms
Noam David, born 1971 in Jerusalem, is a drummer and a composer. Performing with his Trio (Omri Mor/Shai Bachar-Piano, Oriental keyboards and Avri Borochov -Bass and Oud) and with the International AVISHAI COHEN'S TRIO.
Recognised by his creative playing style and his distinctive, rich, complex polyrhythmic rhythms. Noam's…Continue