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The great blues musicians of Louisiana are going to make Russians happy

October 28 2005

In Moscow on October 27-28 is the 16 th festival of the blues. At this time the capital's residents will enjoy the true stars of the blues: BIG TIME SARAH, BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO, Magic Slim and The Teardrops.


"I listened to people sing, singing the blues, and I liked what I heard. ... I then began to sing the blues itself."

The story of this musician may be called the classical model of career blues singer, if not one "but" - the story of a woman in the blues. Big Time Sarah - under that name a blues world knows her for nearly three decades.

"Why my name is Big Time Sarah? I want them to have had more than now. " Unfortunately, difficulties with this is much more than opportunities. "All the women - blues performers have a problem, such as shtetl artists. Record companies, clubs, agents with much more pleasure to give men a chance. Why? It is believed that there was no blues singers, who could outswing man, though a woman can do for the blues as much, and sometimes more. My dream is that women have a chance to prove they are capable of many things. "


"The Chicago blues singer Sarah Streeter has not only a powerful and expressive voice, but the blessed memory of the great Etta James. Using a combination of blues, soul and jazz standards, it represents every genre with astonishing vocal dexterity.
The New Review of Records


The term "zaydeko is derived from the Creole pronunciation of the word« les haricots »(bean pods) from the song« Les Haricots Sont Pas Sale »(« Bean pods are not salty "). Zaydeko emerged as a hybrid genre that includes the Afro-Caribbean rhythms, blues, soul, rock, country and «Cajun» - style descendants of French settlers living in the wilds of Louisiana, and still speaking in French.


"Over the past few years, Buckwheat Zydeco will incorporate zaydeko more people than any other team in the history of the genre. His most recent albums - masterpieces mixing zaydeko, rock, funk, R & B and Southern soul. "
Living Blues

"It's incredible natural energy that erupts as lava from the sleeping volcano». Blues Access

Magic Slim and The Teardrops

Magic Slim and The Teardrops - the brightest representatives of the areas that created a lot of the music playing blues artists and rock musicians of our time. They are called "the last true Chicago group, the greatest of the existing groups in the genre of incendiary, electrified Mississippi blues of Chicago. There is nothing surprising in the fact that they are one of the most beloved, and therefore the busiest blues artists.

His live performances have become legendary. Slim - the main figure on the scene fills the entire room to their iridescent vocals and scorching guitar sound. He adjusts his cowboy hat and field comments on each action group or a line in the song. 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.


«Magic Slim - It's incredible!Best blues artist that you can hear! "
Meg Toronto Ontario

«Magic Slim and The Teardrops - a national treasure. They make consistent, hard-edged blues, namely the one in the cradle of which appeared first stirrings of rock. "
Living Blues Magazine

Responding to a question about his impressions of Moscow, the musicians were unanimous, but the rights of veteran in the Russian capital, said Big Time Sarah: «I was not the first time in Russia, so that I was not surprised your weather, yes, I knew that at this time may be snowing. "

Russian public - a new for you than you intend to hit her?

Buckwheat Zydeco: «We just want to make people happy. In his native Louisiana to that already used, and our goal - to teach the Russian people. "

The festival is two days - will there be anything different program?

"If there is, then only slightly. But, generally, each of us has a very extensive repertoire, so we will have something to sing .... "

What the audience accepts you better - American or European?

Magic Slim: «Americans are accustomed to the blues, they react to him very calmly, but the Europeans are listening very emotional, do not hide their feelings."

In addition to Muscovites to hear the great Louisiana artists will be able to residents of other 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.

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