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2008 Hall of Fame Nominees

It is that time of year again, the nominees for induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and the tongues are wagging. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with who is nominated as each person has their own opinion and taste, and it is only expected that an onslaught of praise and criticism will follow after the names of the nominees are released. The 2008 Hall of Fame nominees have caused a stir to say the least.

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Global Drum Project on the Road Again

Fifteen years ago the widely acclaimed album “Planet Drum” earned a Grammy Award in the World Music category. After an absence from the touring scene for almost a decade, the Global Drum Project is on the road again with a tour that is taking them to twenty-three cities in just over a month. Fans from Tucson to Minneapolis are looking forward to performances by the talented musicians Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo again.

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New Orleans Habitat Musicians Village – An Amazing Initiative

The New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village is the brain-child of local residents and musicians Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. The aim of the Musicians’ Village is to provide a home for artists and musicians who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

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The Ever Popular MTV Europe Music Awards

Music lovers will be flocking to Munich in Germany for the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards to take place on 1 November 2007. Fans that can’t get to the event to witness it live should not be too disappointed, because they will be able to watch a live broadcast on MTV Europe, MTV, as well as most of the international MTV channels and online. Those that are able to travel to Munich are in for a treat, as this beautiful city has so much to offer visitors, with the historical value of its ancient buildings, beautiful verdant scenery and the rich cultural heritage of its people. This friendly city’s motto says it all - "München mag dich" (Munich loves you).

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Develop Your Creativity with Music Improvisation

Improvisation can be defined as an extemporaneous performance presented without preparation or prior planning. Music improvisation is largely spontaneous, as the musician participates in a session without playing a memorized or prepared part, and without using written music. The musician may use scales, riffs, arpeggios and licks in new ways or in different sections of the music. An improvised piece of music is never the same twice.

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