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The Improvisations of a Belfast artist

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IMPROVISATION IS a key element of jazz. Miles Davis might lay out a chord chart and the others may have only that basic sketch to build a piece of music from - the rest must come from their skill, knowledge, feel, imagination, and soul.

Journeys through the musical cosmos

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THE GREAT science fiction writer Isaac Asimov once declared that “writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers”. For Nik Turner playing the saxophone is something similar, it is thinking and communicating through his breath and fingers.

Get the rap attack @ Kelly’s

THE ENGLISH rapper, poet, and spoken word artist, poet, Kate Tempest & The Sound Of Rum play upstairs in Kelly’s on Friday November 12.

Nigeria’s Femi Kuti to bring the positive force to Galway

THE FEDERAL Republic of Nigeria was established in 1963 after gaining its independence from Britain. As with many countries under colonial rule it had been divided with no due consideration for linguistic, religious, or ethnic differences and thus a bloody civil war dominated much of the post-colonial period.

 

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