March 25, 2011 § 2 Comments
Another international artist I caught was the DJ out of Bogota, Colombia known as Pernett. There is a hot music scene coming out of Colombia right now, producing electronic/hip hop type groups like Bomba Estéreo, Choc Quib Town, Systema Solar, and more. I believe Pernett will soon be joining their ranks. What makes him so great is his Caribbean influences, not just sticking strictly to Colombian sounds but venturing elsewhere in paradise land. At SXSW, he had a packed house of traditional world fans jumping up and down, I think it’s safe to say he’s only going to get bigger in the international DJ scene.
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March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Every year, the town of Geilo in Norway hosts the Geilo Ice Music Festival. It is the only festival of its kind, as every instrument is (you guessed it) made out of ice. The fact that the instruments are constantly melting makes this an interesting concept, but the artists think of the melting as part of the performance. One artist considers the stage (also made of ice) “a living instrument that perpetuates the show.” These creative ideas and perspectives have made the festival into a great opportunity for musicians to develop and experiment with their music, all while festival attendees experience a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Check out the video below to get a better idea of how the instruments are made and how the festival is put together.