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    VALENCIA MUSIC…’NAIMA’

    1. How did ‘Naima’ begin ? Naima began in 2004 with the intention of making music, influenced by jazz but not in any way bound to its rules and regulations. With the risk of being in no man’s land, where no-one can box us into a category, we prefer to develop our creativity with our […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC…MARK TAIT OF 5th AND PONTIAC

    Tell us something about your background and experiences.  I spent my formative years on the island of South Uist. It is located off the west coast of Scotland, way up north. Everybody seemed to sing or play an instrument. It might have been because there was only one television station and I may be wrong […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC WITH ‘JUNE’S KALEIDOSCOPE’

    24/7 VALENCIA: ##Tell us something about your musical background and influences… JUNE’S KALEIDOSCOPE: I grew up as a classically trained pianist, starting to have piano lessons at the age of six. Then I entered my first Conservatory and finished my degree almost fourteen years after. Those years gave me the music foundations to compose my […]

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    WHEN RAY GELATO (THE GODFATHER OF SWING) PLAYED VALENCIA!

    RAY GELATO WITH ENRIC PEIDRO Cafe Mercedes Jazz:“Throughout the album, Gelato and Peidro musically bring out the best in these compositions that, without exception, come from the pen of some of the brightest saxophonists and “Swingantes” that Jazz has known. This includes Gene Ammons, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, “Lockjaw” Davis, Charlie Ventura, Jacquet […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC…SPUTNIK

    1-Who are Sputnik? Sputnik is the key name of the cosmonaut Antonio J. Iglesias, appointed for a secret Jamaican space mission. There is an imaginary satellite that captures signals and filters & transmits them whilst continuing to orbit in space: A Jamaican dream. It is a solitary experiment but at the same time it is […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC….ALES CESARINI

    24/7 VALENCIA:1. Tell us something about your musical background… ALES CESARINI: I don’t have a music degree. I have learnt from playing with many different musicians. I am self-taught. I have started courses at music conservatories but I always ended up leaving… 2. Why the double bass? I started playing the electric bass and I […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC… XIMO TEBAR ‘A-FREE-KAN JAZZ DANCE BIG BAND’

    24/7 Valencia: What is the concept of A-Free-Kan Jazz Dance Big Band?  Ximo Tebar: The name itself is an indication. It is a musical jazz project that includes the African tradition of dance and percussion. 24/7 Valencia:Explain to us the roots of Jazz with the music of Africa Ximo Tebar: Jazz is pure rhythm…and the […]

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    ROLLING STONE KEITH RICHARDS REMEMBERS VALENCIA

    ##Rolling Stone Keith Richards has certainly led a full life when it comes to sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. It is to his credit that he has defied the critics and remembered many of his adventures, in all their colourful glory, via his  best-selling autobiography ‘Life’. Back in 1967, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC… ‘EFRÉN LÓPEZ’ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

    Efrén Lopez really is a musical phenomenon. Born in a working-class barrio of Valencia in 1972, he left school with no qualifications due “to a less than perfect relationship with authority”.  He got involved in music as a sound technician in studios and as a session musician, which involved a tour of Colombia and Peru […]

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    VALENCIA MUSIC…’BESARABIA’

    1. What are the origins and influences of Besarabia? Besarabia was born out of the chance meeting of Eva and myself (Heidi). We live only 8 kms from each other but met for the first time strangely through my husband, as she thought he was teaching English and she was looking for English lessons (actually […]

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