Jason Carter’s 10 Days in North Korea -video & book

Jason Carter, one of the star performers at the AAMF 2015, sent the following message…

Dear friends,

 I decided to make a short video response to the situation in North Korea. Some of you will know that I spent 10 days in Pyongyang giving concerts there and this response is based upon my experience as a musician and music as a platform for intercultural dialogue.

A book will follow in the next couple of weeks, which aims to give a slightly different perspective based upon my experiences in North Korea. Info on the book will follow shortly.

Thanks in advance for watching and please feel free to share!

 With best wishes from Jason Carter

AAMF 2015 Concert Videos now on show!

AAMF Colour Splash small A fine selection of AAMF 2015 concert videos are now on show at the AAMF‘s own youtube channel!

So, why not take a look? – For the full selection, go to:-

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCxMkrtMmRlC9d4WcIDlpg/videos

Here is a small taster from 3 of the AAMF 2015 concerts…

Jason Carter to perform at Guitar Evening on Thurs. 5th Nov. at the Sands Club

Hold-guitarWe are proud to announce that Jason Carter will be performing at the AAMF’s “Guitar Evening” on Thursday, 5th November at the Sands Club, Al Ain.

Jason is a guitarist/composer of the highest calibre and originality. Prolific and exceptionally creative, he continually produces captivating and alluring music that showcases not only his classical abilities but also his obvious love for world music. Played with humility, passion and exquisite flair, his music offers audiences a profound and intimate experience, regardless of the size of the venue. Jason’s ability to connect with his audience is unparalleled and offers a moving, thought-provoking and unexpectedly comforting experience. Jason Carter newest

Within this region Jason has performed concerts for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Crown Prince Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

And, in recent years, he has collaborated with pearl divers/Khaleej musicians in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman as part of his ‘Grain of Sand’ project with film maker Ray Haddad:-
http://jasoncarter.net/index.php/projects/grain-of-sand/

Plus, he played in Abu Dhabi with Sting’s bass guitarist, Dominic Miller, at the latest ‘Volvo Challenge’ World Series sailing event. and at the Sharjah World Music Festival, too.

His collaborations with musicians in other regions include projects with Hossam Ramzy (Egypt), 1998 – 2005; and musical collaborations with Cliff Richard (UK), Nigel Kennedy (UK), Jukka Leppilampi (Finland) Marjan and Mahsa Vahdat (Iran), Huong Thanh (Viet Nam) and Nina Åström (Finland). IMG_1159

His 18th album is set for release in autumn 2015 – “Seeking The Divine,” featuring solo harp-guitar compositions. It can be sampled at:-
http://jasoncarter-harpguitar.bandcamp.com/…/seeking-the-di…

On 30th October, just prior to his arrival in Al Ain, Jason Carter will be performing at a concert in Belfast. Coincidentally, that city is where Joan McEldowney comes from.

Now based in Al Ain, and a Singer/Guitarist and composer herself, Joan will be performing the opening set along with Mark Campbell on percussion.

This AAMF 2015 “Guitar Evening” concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free again.

Don’t miss out!

Some of ‘Headline Acts’ now announced for AAMF 2015!

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Headline acts for the AAMF 2015!

Harp guitarist, Jason Carter; Serbian jazz group, Majamisty TriO; and Kathak dancer, Nishi Singh will be performing at this November’s Al Ain Music Festival!

Jason Carter and dhowJason Carter performed at the last Sharjah World Music Festival and at the Volvo Ocean Race celebrations, alongside of Dominic Miller, Sting’s bass guitarist. More background on Jason’s career is available from his website at: http://www.jasoncarter.net/

Majamisty-Trio-Das-BootMajamisty TriO from Novi Sad, Serbia, will be performing this summer in England at the Norwich Jazz Festival, and in London, too. We are collaborating with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to arrange for the group’s debut in the U.A.E.. http://majamisty.com/category/events/

Nishi Singh KathakNishi Singh is the leading Kathak dancer now based in Dubai. And she was recently invited by Zee TV to be a judge on its talent show, “Dancing Sensation 2015”. Nishi will be performing traditional Indian dance forms along with other forms from her repertoire. She will be accompanied by a group of her leading dance students, too.

More information of these performers’ concerts, and much more news of other highly talented musicians in the AAMF 2015 line-up, will be appearing after Ramadan and the conclusion of the summer break.

Plenty of great live music – and dance – is in store for us across the oases in November!

World Class Guitar Trio performing “Sea of Strings” on Abu Dhabi Corniche on 16th December

 

Jason Carter1The tickets have nearly all sold out now for the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Al Jaheli Fort on 16th..
However, if you failed to get one, there’s another fine concert that same night in Abu Dhabi!
Dominic Miller, Sting’s bass player, is teaming up with Jason Carter and Kamal Musallam
http://www.volvooceanraceabudhabi.com/en/press-centre/press-releases/world-class-guitar-trio-to-perform-debut-sea-of-strings-at-abu-dhabi-s-volvo-ocean-race-stopover/

Jason Carter has sent the following personal message to AAMF supporters…

Hi everyone

Short notice I know but just a quick note to say that I will be playing on Tuesday evening at the Volvo Ocean Race (Destination Village) with Kamal Musallam (Oud) and Dominic Miller (Guitar).

Kamal has carved a unique and dynamic career for himself crossing musical boundaries with his Oud, from Arabic Music to Jazz and everything in between. Dominic Miller is best known as the mainstay guitarist in Sting’s band but started out as a classical guitarist and will be playing acoustic guitar.

Really looking forward to this unique collaboration with two good friends. We start at 7pm and admission is free so hope to see you all there.

With best wishes from Jason Carter

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“The concert, for which entry is free, will take place on the floating stage at the Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village on Abu Dhabi’s stunning Corniche breakwater. Audiences will be treated to a selection of solo, duo and trio pieces performed in the three artists’ diverse styles on the harp guitar, classical guitar and oud.”