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NINA HOLMES - ‘it is not what i see’ Now on show at Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town until 30 September 2019

From a media release:

NINA HOLMES - ‘it is not what i see’
Now on show at Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town
until 30 September 2019
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - In her latest solo exhibition, entitled ‘it is not why i see’, Nina Holmes presents a series of paintings inspired by an intense three-day study of the forests surrounding Karatara, a half hour drive outside of Knysna (Western Cape).
This body of work was largely informed by a landscape workshop that took place in Karatara, a town in the Knysna Municipality earlier this year. After three days of intensive studies in the woods and observing traditional land and sky-scapes during which I experienced extreme weather conditions, I knew that I did not want to represent my environment in any realistic, picturesque way. I was so affected by the harshness of working ‘enplein air’ and the concurrent dualities of nature: The apparent lazy serenity of blissful farm life, blue skies, distant rumble of the local woodchoppers, snorting of horses,…

Ontario Culture Days Announces 10th Anniversary Edition with Kaleidoscope of Cultural Activities and Events September 27–29, 2019

From a media release:

Ontario Culture Days Announces 10th Anniversary Edition
with Kaleidoscope of Cultural Activities and Events
September 27–29, 2019
Province-wide weekend to celebrate arts and culture
offers plethora of FREE events and activities to suit every taste and interest 

Toronto, ON – Ontario Culture Days announces a kaleidoscope of free activities and events taking place across the entire province from September 27–29, 2019. Encompassing visual art, theatre, cinema, dance, and beyond — this vibrant weekend of expression will explore the intersections of creativity, the arts, and well-being. This year’s edition will include the unveiling of a special province-wide, interactive art exhibition entitled DO BLUE BUTTERFLIES EAT PARTS OF THE SKY?, guest curated by David Dyment. It is coupled with Culture Trek — a series of three made-to-measure travel itineraries highlighting Ontario’s diverse regions, with tips on the best places to eat, sleep and bask in culture. Additional events …

Jazz CD Release: /fyo?og/ - Temp'rall Sho'gazing (Independent / 26 July 2019)

Jazz CD Release:
/fyo?og/ - Temp'rall Sho'gazing
(Independent / 26 July 2019)
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/fyo?og/ are Katarina Boudreaux and Sam Tepper, New Orleans based and inspired by the city in this collection of bluesy jazz covers and originals. You could say it's retro in flavour, but distinctly modern in sensibility.

Katarina's voice is fluid and expressive, with a knack for phrasing that complements the stellar piano playing of Sam Tepper. She's alternately strident and playful on Better, against a kinetic piano line. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair is a traditional song that gets something of an avant garde makeover, all shimmering piano and cymbals, with a mournful violin against the dramatic vocals. It's quite haunting.

They're not afraid to play with the old favourites. St. Louis Blues goes for the dramatic, the rhythm lengthened into almost a Latin feel in the introduction, veering back an…

Discover Baja California on Horseback

Guest post by K.C. Dermody, who has traveled to nearly all 50 states and over 20 different countries, including visits to Ireland at least once a year. Her goal is to impart what she has learned from her travel experiences to others, and to inspire more people to get out and truly explore, rather than spending their holidays in a lounge chair by the pool. 


Discover Baja California on HorsebackWritten by: K.C. Dermody 

It’s not just the American West that offers unforgettable horseback riding excursions and dude ranch vacations — head further south and you’ll discover spectacular Wild West terrain in Baja California, Mexico.

When many people hear “Baja” they automatically think of Cabo San Lucas, located at the southern tip of the peninsula, and days spent partying on the beach, but this peninsula offers so much more. The diverse terrain includes everything from cactus-filled desert and soaring mountains with natural hot springs and waterfalls, to gloriously empty golden stretches of s…

DJ Bitman's New Single "Para Ti" Featuring Ceaese - August 2 2019 on Nacional Records

From a media release:

DJ Bitman's New Single "Para Ti" Featuring Ceaese
August 2, 2019 on Nacional Records
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Nacional Records is proud to announce the release of DJ Bitman's "Para Ti" featuring Ceaese, out this Friday, August 2nd.  Bitman says of the track, "This is the first song of many more to come where I find myself returning to a more club sound. The past few years I produced albums inspired more on a live show, with a band, etc. In "Para Ti" I return to my DJ roots. With a beach-y and warm sound, I can focus on my first instrument, the turntable."

Cease is a household name in Chile's vibrant urban music scene. With over a million monthly listeners on Spotify and having recently won Chile's Premio Pulsar for Best Urban Artist, Ceases brings his unique lyrical flow to the track. Bitman says, "This is the first time I work with Ceaese, and it has been a pleasure and a surprise. He is enjoying a great chapter i…