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Efes Pilsener Blues Festival: Blues fall fascinates Russia

October 19 2005

Traditionally it is considered that the blues - "Autumn Music", his tone warm and calming, pierced heart aching sadness. Not accidentally, the major blues events taking place in our country in autumn.

One of them - Efes Pilsener Blues Festival - Festival with glorious history and excellent reputation among music fans, this year will be held in six cities of Russia with the best representatives of different directions Blues: Buckwheat Zydeco, Magic Slim and the Teardrops, and Big Time Sarah.


Big Time Sarah - this is one of the most interesting women working in the classic blues style. It was the traditional way, the tarmac to her thousands of blues groups: from Mississippi to Chicago from a small town in the big world. If it were not for one "but" - a story about a woman in the blues. With all its problems, theme songs from the feminist humor and inexhaustible spiritual optimism with which she not only sang songs, but also communicates with the audience from the stage. A huge part of my life Sarah dedicates charity and helping children from disadvantaged families to break out of street gangs.

Magic Slim and The Teardrops - it's the brightest representatives of the direction from which in due time came, rock music, and this is the blues, which is now called classical. They are called the greatest of the existing groups in the genre of intense, incendiary, electrified Mississippi blues of Chicago. Encyclopedic repertoire includes hundreds of blues songs that Slim keep in mind, giving the scene of the highest quality improvisations. The archive Magic Slim 5 awards WC Handy Awards, and dozens of nominations.

Buckwheat Zydeco - a star of world renown. The best and most famous in the history of zaydeko singer, winner of various awards including an Emmy and four nominations for the Grammy, the head of his own label, and just a great person. Fifteen albums, exalted by critics to the skies, hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, performances and recording with Eric Clapton, Lenny Kravitz, Neil Young, Robert Plant, Ringo Starr. Concert at the closing of the Olympic Games in Atlanta on a 3-billionth of an audience familiar with the powerful of this world, and the glory of a man who introduced the world to zaydeko. As a native of Louisiana, Buckwheat could not stay away from events associated with Hurricane Katrina, and otherwise helping his fellow countrymen, for example by arranging a benefit concert with Paul Simon, all proceeds from which go to help the victims.

Those from one year to attend this celebration of blues, a surprise - the festival changes the "registration". And this is due solely to the fact that the traditional blues arena of action sports complex "Luzhniki", now applies the law to ban advertising of alcoholic beverages in athletic facilities. Blues festival without beer .... - Did not match. And so, to the fans felt the full reckless atmosphere of the concert, the festival moved to a new site - VVC, Pavilion № 20.

Horror, as well! No, for the convenience of guests, organized a special Efes Pilsener Blues Festival-transport which will take visitors directly to the venue of the festival. Vehicles will operate without interruption, and you do not have to spend time and effort to search the site.

But, it is with regard to the Muscovites.But, this year's festival does not limit the scope of the capital - to meet with great performers will be able to residents of other Russian cities.

27 and 28 October - Moscow, VVC, pavilion 20
October 30 - St. Petersburg, DS "Jubilee" (big hall)
November 1-2 - Ekaterinburg, club snuff-box "
November 4 - Ufa, exhibition complex "Bashkortostan"
November 6 - Novosibirsk, "Siberian Fair"
November 8 - Rostov-on-Don, KYC "Sport-Don.

The official press-agent of the festival - the agency MediaPolis.

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