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Courtney Pine, photographed by Elrond Garcia, at the Lost at Sea Festival, Isle of Wight

Courtney Pine and the Isle of Wight Youth Orchestra

Writing about the Isle of Wight Youth Orchestra has been in the back burner for months, just waiting for a good moment when they could have a well deserved exposure. This good moment came with the delightful surprise of finding out that they would be sharing the same bill as Courtney Pine. Yet, when I […]

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David Hughes, Isle of Wigth, IOW, Folk, Blues,

David Hughes: Soothing Blues and witty acoustics

David Hughes is an Isle of Wight musician not very keen into self-promotion. This is a shame, as his soothing and sometimes witty Blues would certainly be enjoyed by a large audience. David plays in all sorts of gigs across the IOW, but he tends to be seen more often at events run by Amnesty […]

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Lavadeiras de Almenara

River Washing Music with the “Lavadeiras de Almera”

The “Lavadeiras de Almera” is a group of women who have spent their lives making a living from washing their community’s laundry at the margins of the mythical Jequitinhonha River, in Brazil. Their names are:  Adélia Barbosa da Silva, Ana Isabel da Conceição, Emília Maria de Jesus, Juracy Lima da Silva, Mirian Fernandes Pessoa, Santa […]

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