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JOIN ME ON STAGE! We are looking for a drummer -- Email us at [email protected] expressing your interest and telling us about yourself. 2019 will be the year of blessings on blessings on blessings. Love from your Sun Sister

Posted by ‎Juliana Yazbeck جوليانا يزبك‎ on Sunday, December 9, 2018
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I am currently working with former 47Soul manager Fadi Haddadeen (cc'ed) towards a 2019 tour, and further plans.

All our gigs (excluding music expos) are well paid, averaging at £150 per London gig, and £200+ for gigs outside of London, with expenses covered on top. Occasional expenses-only music expo gigs (e.g. WOMEX) will only be booked upon mutual agreement of all band members + manager.

All my material is available here: www.julianayazbeck.com.
Juliana Yazbeck

Congratulations to five women composers in the 2018 British Composer Awards

Four of the twelve categories were won by women composers, and there was a special BASCA award for Sally Beamish as well.

Choral
In the Land of Uz by Judith Weir

Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble
Afronaut by Cassie Kinoshi

Small Chamber
Unbreathed by Rebecca Saunders

Sonic Art
Halfway to Heaven by Emily Peasgood

British Composer Award for Inspiration in association with the Music Publishers Association
Sally Beamish

https://britishcomposerawards.com/2018-british-composer-award-winners-announced/

BBC Singers: Frances-Hoad and Bax, Singers at Six, 30 Nov 2018, 18:00, St Giles' Cripplegate

An Advent concert of seasonal British choral works by Arnold Bax and Cheryl Frances-Hoad anticipates Christmas joys to come.

Glowing with textural interest and intensity, as though lit from within, Frances-Hoad’s choral writing looks to the musical past for music that is very much of the present.  Her carols and motets take us from festive rejoicing, in the exuberant Gaude et Laetare , to rapt wonder in There is no Rose. Bax – Master of the King’s Music under George VI – also draws on the carol’s medieval origins in his graceful I Sing of A Maiden and This Worldes Joie.

More details here https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/singers-at-six-frances-hoad-and-bax


Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s Song Cycle ‘Last Man Standing’ to Premiere at Barbican Hall - Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm

Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of a newly-commissioned song cycle by British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad at Barbican Hall on Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm. Last Man Standing was inspired by the Great War and is programmed alongside Vaughan Williams’ Fourth Symphony, which draws on the composer’s wartime experiences in the Medical Corps during WWI. Arnold Bax’s tone poem November Woods completes an all-British concert programme.


Listen to Reem Kelani being interviewed ahead of her Why do I love her EP launch on 30thNov at St Johns Church, Waterloo

Debbie Golt, WiM Chair has a weekly radio show on Resonance  104.4 fm / DAB London www.resonancefm.com and interviewed Palestinian singer, composer, musicologist, broadcaster Reem Kelani this week. Reem talks about her new EP 'Why do I love her' and about her relationship with Palestine and how she works with her musicians .

Here is the link https://www.mixcloud.com/outerglobe/reem-kelani-interviewed-re-release-of-why-do-i-love-her-launch-eve-nov-30th-st-johns-waterloo/

Note the views expressed are Reem and Debbie's own. 

Here also is a link for Reem Kelani's EP launch https://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/palestine-in-song-an-evening-with-reem-kelani/

"Arts Canteen proudly presents “Palestine in Song” An evening with Reem Kelani.

Internationally acclaimed singer, musician and broadcaster Reem Kelani is recognised as one of the most enthralling and innovative performers of Palestinian and Arabic music.

In “Palestine in Song”, Reem will take us on a journey through the history and music of her homeland, and beyond. Earlier this year, she explored the traditional music of Palestine from before and after 1948 on BBC Radio 3’s Music Planet.

Reem will be accompanied by masterful UK-based musicians, whom she has introduced to Arabic music: Bruno Heinen on piano, Ryan Trebilcock on double bass and Riccardo Chiaberta on percussion."

TONIGHT - and also wonderful albums to note - AMIRA KHEIR & YARA LAPIDUS at Richmix, London

There is a wonderful all women artists night at Richmix, Bethnal Green  Road, London (just near Shoreditch High Street station) tonight with young Sudanese singer/composer Amira Kheir and her band and Lebanese singer/composer Yara Lapidus  Here is the event link, it is promoted by the excellent organisation Arts Canteen who often programme in women artists in a way that is exemplary!  

https://www.facebook.com/events/246020412686176/   Follow the link to find out more about the artists in any case! 

Arts Canteen is proud to present a double bill and extracts from dual album of Indefiniment by Yara Lapidus and 'Mystic Dance' by Amira Kheir.

Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir ('The Diva of the Sudanese Desert' - BBC World News), has been trail-blazing her way through the world music and jazz scenes of London, defying categorisation. Her music draws from traditional Sudanese music, entrenched in frenzied East African polyrhythms, pentatonic scales, and ancient mystical Nubian and Niolitic melodies, while being strongly anchored in experimental jazz and neo-soul, in a vastness of electric desert blues.

Yara Lapidus has a voice from the land of the Cedar, deep, velvety, and made of a grain as soft as an embrace. 

When the great composer and producer, Gabriel Yared, composer of film scores such as 'The English Patient' met Yara in 2012, he was enthralled by her unique vocal timbre. Two years of writing, followed by recording sessions at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London lead to the album 'Indéfiniment'. There is nothing indefinite about this production, but there is the meticulous and magical precision of a craftsman of music and sound, combined with a voice, like a siren. Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, the album « Indéfiniment »was born from a passion for simple and timeless songs.

Here also is an interview that WiM chair Debbie Golt did with Amira and one of her musicians Nadir Ramsey www.mixcloud.com/resonance/the-outerglobe-25th-october-2019    They play live from Amira's new album Mystic Dance as well as talking about the music.