Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Femi Tenowo in Athens

 Femi Tenowo (US3, The Roots, Amy Winehouse)

Τη μοναδική ευκαιρία να παρακολουθήσουν τον κιθαρίστα του θρυλικού acid jazz group US3, αλλά και του μετέπειτα παραγωγού της Amy Winehouse, θα έχουν όσοι παραβρεθούν αυτό το Σάββατο (11/2) στο PENTHOUSE21 του ξενοδοχείου President.

Έχοντας ήδη πολλές σημαντικές μουσικές συνεργασίες στο ενεργητικό του (The Roots, Amy Winehouse, US3, Omar κλπ), Ο Άγγλο-Νιγηριανός κιθαρίστας Femi Tenowo θεωρείτε ένα ανερχόμενο νέο αστέρι της παγκόσμιας μουσικής σκηνής και καταφθάνει στην Αθήνα για να μας συστήσει το μοναδικό του στυλ.
Μια αυθεντική προσέγγιση κιθαριστικού παιξίματος, στο οποίο εύκολα διακρίνονται οι αφρικάνικες, λατινοαμερικάνικες, Jazz και soul επιρροές του μουσικού.

Τον Femi Tenowo (guitar), θα πλαισιώσουν οι μουσικοί:
Adedeji Adetayo (Netherlands, Nigeria) Guitar, Vocals
Vagelis Stefanopoulos (Piano)
Yoel Sotto (Cuba) Bass
Giannis Angelopoulos (Drums)

For Nigerian born Femi Temowo who first came to the UK in 1986 with very little English - music became the language through which he could communicate, express himself and bridge the gap between his old roots and his new home.
After learning the guitar aged 17, he launched into a BA degree at Middlesex University in Jazz during the daytime, while at night he immersed himself within the London jazz scene, trying to get his face and sound known around town.
With the sounds of George Benson and Fela Kuti ringing in his ears, Temowo bought his first Gibson in 1997, filled with the aspiration to become, in his own words; a lyrical but technically able player.
He is now become an integral part of the homegrown music scene, who can lay claim to working alongside the industrys brightest talents, not just as a guitarist, but also as a composer and producer.
From acting as Music Director to soul songstress Amy Winehouse on her live tour, to working with the likes of Omar, The Roots, Soweto Kinch, Eska Mtungwazi and Brotherly, he has led an illustrious and varied professional career.
Driven by a keen sense of self-determination, Temowo established his own independent record label Femitone Music in 2005, which saw the release of his debut album Quiet Storm a year later.
Heralded by the UK music press, the record included collaborations with performance poet Zena Edwards and emerging vocalist Anna Omak.
Temowos zest for jazz in all its manifestations has paid off handsomely and he now teaches at some of the Capitals leading institutions, passing on his knowledge and experience to aspiring musicians.
The future for Temowo is peppered with fruitful collaborations between artists old and new, with the shared aspiration of enticing a wider audience to the jazz world:
"One of the reasons why were not reaching some people Temowo says, is because they just don't hear a station whose sole mandate it is to represent jazz music.
The genre needs a public identity, a station that plays Coltrane at three o'clock in the afternoon. Or plays Miles, whether its day or night. That's going to play all the young jazz, coming out of this country.
A man with big ideas and the ambition to realize them, Temowo is a distinctive modern artist with high hopes for the future.

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Entrance 10 Euros (Including a regular drink)
Parking Available
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