martes, 23 de octubre de 2012

The Shiznits, Grooooovin' La Caja de Musica Friday 26th at 20.30h




The Shiznits will be playing some more funk, soul and reggae at their home away from home , La Caja de Musica.

Entrance fee is 250 nt and includes one free drink
Starts at 830pm

Guitar/vocals- Arman Torus
Guitar/vocals- Nick Brown
Trumpet- Nicolas Chenuet
Saxophone- DC "Rapture" Rapier
Hammond organ- Luis Hernando
Bass- Sean Su
Drums- Jubba



The Shiznits are a hot funk and soul band featuring veterans of the Taipei music scene. The band was formed by random jams at live music venues. The band's repertoire includes a strong collection of original songs, as well as numbers by Prince, James Brown and D'Angelo, and even a few reggae classics. Featuring the intensity of D.C. Rapier on saxophone, the explosive power of Nicolas Chenuet on trumpet, the rhythmic and funky guitar playing of Nick Brown and the soulful vocals of Arman Torus, the Shiznits' sound is driven by the rock-solid rhythm section of bassist Sean Su and drummer Daz Booker. Many of these names will be familiar to music fans in Taipei as both solo artists and members of other bands playing regularly around the city.

DC Rapier(U.S.A) is a huge voice in the blues genre in Taiwan. He also heads the band Bopomofo and Blurrs Brothers.
He is a great performer with great energy on the stage. He plays the saxophone, guitar, harmonica and who knows what else.

Nick Brown (UK) is a humble and incredibly talented guitar player, singer and songwriter.
He is in heavy demand for gigs for his full sounding guitar playing and wide musical taste.
Nicolas Chenuet(France) is a seasoned trumpet player from France where he studied music. He worked as musician before
coming over to Taiwan. The skies the limit when he starts soloing.

Daz Booker(UK) is a drummer with great dynamic and groove and a great performer. He has played for nearly a decade with the Blues Vibrations
and Wild Alibis who play regularly in venues around Taipei.

Sean Su(Taiwan) is a groovy bass player. His bass playing is a reflection of the music he likes such as Jamiroquai, Incognito and many others.
He keeps his playing sharp by helping lay bass tracks for songwriters at Live Studio.

Luis Hernando(Spain) Live and Studio autodidact musican , Soundchef who just join the band dressing the sound just like he knows do!.

Arman Torus(Canada) is a songwriter. He has been writing for many years but playing solo in Taipei has been essential to
honing his songwriting skills.

martes, 16 de octubre de 2012

La Gitanita , Flamenco Passion in La Caja Saturday 20th




Flamenco is an art originated in Andalucia, southern Spain. 6 hours away from there, on this little island there is a bunch of flamenco lovers gathering every week, singing, dancing, and playing flamenco passionately. They are La Gitanita, a group of young Taiwanese dancers, singers, guitarists and clapping percussionists.
La Gitanita is a Taiwanese flamenco band of musicians and dancers, dedicated to traditional and authentic flamenco arts. Over the past year, La Gitanita has been researching on flamenco songs and dances, working on several different projects with several other flamenco groups or artists. This time on 20 Oct, there will be the regular guest dancer, Olga Ko, just coming back to Taipei from Spain. She will bring the fresh flamenco flavor into the show. Also, the Taiwanese singer who has the most gypsy voice and style, Po-Yin Chen, will still be on stage, singing her signature songs of “cante jondo (deep song).”
Singers: Po-yin Chen, Olga Ko
Guitarists: Ivan Yu, Yun-Ping Liu
Clappers: Wei-Li Hung, Anastasia Chen
Dancers: Lu Lee, Olga Ko, Sandra Tsai




佛朗明哥藝術與文化起源於西班牙南部安達魯西亞地區,時差六小時、飛機近二十小時外的小小台灣島卻有一群熱血青年常常齊聚、彈唱佛朗明哥音樂,在歡樂急促的節奏中嬉戲舞動。這就是佛朗明哥音樂舞蹈團體:小野狂花樂舞合作社(La Gitanita)。
小野狂花致力於佛朗明哥現場音樂以及舞蹈演出,不斷與不同樂手舞者合作,剛從西班牙進修回來的舞者Olga,久違兩個月又重新加入表演陣容,這次將帶來滿滿西班牙的能量;另外兩位舞者小律、Sandra同台演出,將帶來比以往更多的群舞與互動。還有讓許多人誤以為是吉普賽人,但其實是土生土長的台灣人的歌手柏因,是台灣彌足珍貴的稀少佛朗明哥歌手之一,這次也會為大家帶來深沉獨唱的演出。


表演成員:
歌手:陳柏因,柯乃馨(Olga)
吉他手:游柏彥,劉雲平
擊掌手:洪瑋儷,陳雅慧
舞者:李律,柯乃馨,蔡明娟(Sandra)



The Show will Start on Saturday 20th at 20.30h , ticket fee 250  with one beer or Soft drink included.

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2012

La Cumbia Balkanska in Live Friday 12th

Meet by chance in Taiwan, Nicolas (France), Fao (Colombia) and Marco (Serbia) created La Cumbia Balkanska in 2012, to put some fire grooves to Taipei music scene. Mixing traditional Balkan and Cumbia (Colombia) Music, creating a special atmosphere that makes the audience dance and dream. Carol (Guatemala) and Pierre (France), Klaus Bru (Germany) complete the band; full power live music that will make vibrate every cell in your body.




La Cumbia Balkanska是成立於2012的新樂團。
灌入歐洲與拉丁美洲元素,成員分別來自法國,哥倫比亞,

賽爾維亞,瓜地馬拉與台灣。
以創新手法詮釋出結合傳統巴爾幹與"Cumbia"哥倫比亞傳統的音樂,
傳達出活潑愉悅的氣息,喚醒全身舞動細胞,試圖帶給台灣聽眾不一樣的感官新體驗
Marko (guitar, vocals), Nicolas (Trumpet), Fao (percussion), Carol (Bass), Pierre (Drums), Alicia (Shakers) Klaus Bru (Germany)
www.facebook.com/losbalkaneros



Concert will start at 20.30  , ticket fee 150, with a beer or soft drink included.