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Monty Alexander

Born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on June 6, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica, Monty Alexander is a jazz pianist whose style is influenced by strong Caribbean and swing feeling. A musician of a great versatility, this piano virtuoso has covered wide range of musical genres in his career from jazz to reggae, playing with either small bands or an orchestra. "My goal is to uplift", says Alexander. “The piano, to me, is a vehicle for connecting to other human beings. I'm very open to all forms of music. I'm not a bebop musician, I'm not a calypso musician, I'm not a reggae musician.

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Refree

Refree es el alter ego de Raül Fernandez (Ex-Corn Flakes, ex-Sitcom, líder de Élena y periodista musical), uno de los personajes más inquietos de nuestra escena independiente. En 2002 publicó su álbum de debut "Quitamiedos". En Francia fue elegido por la exigente revista Magic! dentro de los 20 mejores discos internacionales del año, y Les Inrockuptibles destacó su espíritu lírico y preciosista. En Norteamérica...

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Niney The Observer

Born in 1951, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Winston "Niney" Holness, or "Niney the Observer," was one of the premiere Jamaican producers of the 1970s. Under the tutelage of producer Bunny Lee, and later Lee "Scratch" Perry, Niney crafted what would become his signature "Observer" sound. His studio band, The Observers, furnished a raw, yet robust sound that often featured plucky guitar riffs. He shaped the reggae soundscape of the 70s working with artists like Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Max Romeo, the Heptones, the Mighty Diamonds, and Tommy McCook (to name a few).

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The Beards

There are three bands calling themselves The Beards - one from Adelaide, Australia, another from Norway, and the third a U.S. sideproject of several female musicians. 1) Beard based band from Adelaide Australia The Beards play "Bearded Music for Bearded People" and are the only band in the world playing solely beard based music. They have been officially invited to play the opening ceremony of the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Alaska.

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Maxime Dangles

Born in 1985, Maxime Dangles discovered the night world at a young age. He found himself enjoying electronic music at 15 years old. He got hooked; the music became his passion.
Born in the information generation, he understood the preponderant place that a PC can have in complementing DJing. In search of his sound, he produced many remixes for discotheques in his region.
In 2004, aged 19 years old, he maintained his first residency, at Valentinoise.
He caught a glimpse of the relationship that could exist between the public and himself; the musical gap in graduating accentuation.

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Teletextile

"Teletextile's music is riveting from note one - Pamela is a true original." -Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls "Teletextile, a perfectly lovely chamber-bliss band from New York, soundtracks your finer daydreams." - Baltimore City Paper "Teletextile is the product of vocalist and multi-dimensional instrument wrangler Pamela Martinez, whose silken voice glistens across the tiny white ear hairs of my waxy listeners like a fragile airflow that can make a glowing candlelight bend backwards with ease like a mystical Russian contortionist" - Tripwire

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Crazy Cavan

"Crazy" Cavan Grogan started out as "Screamin' Count Dracula & the Vampires", along with Lyndon Needs, Terry Walley and Gerald Bishop. Although they loved doing those first early gigs, the band was short-lived due to their young ages and no one having a driver's license. It was a good start, though, and encouraged by those who went to see them, they knew that, despite the media not playing it, Rock 'n' Roll wasn't dead and forgotten, and there were still thousands of kids out there who hadn't even heard of Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent or Johnny Burnette.

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