Effortlessly transcending the constraints of modern neo-classical music, AVAWAVES are rooted in cinematic narratives, evoking emotional journeys of the heart and mind. Consisting of violinist Anna Phoebe and pianist Aisling Brouwer, AVAWAVES is an entity of turbulent imagination born from the intuition and maverick spirits of two compelling performers.
Areas of Representation: The Americas
Effortlessly transcending the constraints of modern neo-classical music, AVAWAVES are rooted in cinematic narratives, evoking emotional journeys of the heart and mind. Consisting of violinist Anna Phoebe and pianist Aisling Brouwer, AVAWAVES is an entity of turbulent imagination born from the intuition and maverick spirits of two compelling performers. The brand-new upshot of this collaboration is the album Waves, newly released on One Little Indian. Never conforming to expectations and yet instantly accessible, the music composed by these two exciting young artists is a sonorous consequence of two opposing forces determined to carve their identities in to each other’s lives. To watch them interact on stage is a mesmerizing experience, distilling the ebb and flow of their musicianship in to an addictive and captivating intensity. AVAWAVES is about communion with each other, with nature, with womanhood, with dreams and ultimately with each privileged listener encountering their stunningly fresh sound.
- Mauro Durante and Justin Adams interview on PopMatters
Mauro Durante and Justin Adams discuss making the new Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino LP, Meridiana, under Covid-19’s challenging conditions and suspended time.
George de Stefano – May 13, 2021
Like so many bands worldwide, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) were left stranded by the Covid-19 pandemic, unable to get together to record or perform concerts. For the Southern Italian ...
- DakhaBrakha – Feature Article
Hailing from Kyiv, Ukraine, World music outfit DakhaBrakha see themselves as ambassadors for their culture, which influences everything from their name (“Give/Take” in Ukrainian) to their outfits. They aim to keep Ukrainian musical and storytelling tradition alive by making it more accessible to a younger, international audience. The result – a musical melting pot described ...
- Aditya Prakash CD, ‘Diaspora Kid’, reviewed in Songlines
The Los Angeles music scene, famed for its slick studio bands and hit factories, has a reputation for perfection rather than experimentation. Diaspora Kid subverts the expectations of its origin with a genuinely fresh fusion of jazz and Karnatic (South Indian classical) traditions. Aditya Parkash is an LA native with deep roots in Chennai. As ...
- Belle du Berry, vocalist with Paris Combo, has died
I am sorry to inform everyone that Paris Combo’s charismatic vocalist Belle du Berry died yesterday, August 11, 2020. We had worked with Belle and Paris Combo for more that 20 years. She was a wonderful vocalist, center-stage attraction, mother, spouse, and an irreplaceable friend. My most sincere condolences to her family.
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“Violinist Anna Phoebe’s explosive solos were practically a show within a show.” (with Nitin Sawhney) – The Scotsman
“Beautiful” – Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6Music
“Distinctive shimmering sound… so gorgeous” – Elizabeth Alker – BBC Radio 3
“Lose yourself in the shimmering majesty of it all” ★★★★ – Hi-Fi Choice
Beautiful” – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)