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I have been hearing a lot of musicians at Frankfurt this year talk about the new business atmosphere that we find ourselves in. What I am hearing is that the promise of being independent against the backdrop of the enabling force of the internet is coming to a fork in the road. A lot of notions about sitting at home or in the studio and watching your downloads click with the speed of Lewis Hamilton’s, tachometer, seems to be developing into a dream to no where.

Going out and playing live is the ultimate exposer for your music and the most durable bonding force for you and your fans. It seems almost everyone agrees, at least that has become clear. The net is not a cure for an ailing career, its just an enhancement tool.

But you gotta have something to enhance.

 

 

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Signing, meet and greet.

Friends

I’ll be at the Frankfurt music messe at the Warwick/Framus booth.

I’ll be there  the last Stone Raiders tour, the upcoming CD and about my custom 7 string Panthera (“Turbulence”) that thats all over the Stone Raiders CD.

 

 

 

 

 

Plus: a couple of copies advanced copies of Stone Raiders debut CD Truth to Power.

Come and say hi. Best.

4:00pm Jean-Paul Bourelly with Earl Slick

and Reggie Wooten

hall 4, floor 1, booth #12

Nominated
AMAA 2012 BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY
Last night, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the continent’s most prestigious awards for filmmakers announced the nominees in Banjul, the capital of Gambia, at an exclusive ceremony attended by celebrities, top government officials and capitals of industry from Gambia and other African countries. My film THE EDUCATION OF AUMA OBAMA was nominated in the category of best diaspora Documentary.
I am very happy! (quote from Director, Branwen Okpako)

Winner of the following awards.

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at the Africa International Film festival in Lagos 2011
and
FESTIVAL FOUNDERS’ AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY
Panafrican Filmfestival in Los Angeles 2012
Director Branwen Okpako
Music by Jean-Paul Bourelly


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Bourelly in Antwerp Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

Just some gear info for all the gutarists. On the Stone Raiders tour this winter I am using: Framus Panthera 7 string (nickname “Turbulence). Framus Ruby Riot  head w 4 12″ Cabinet,

Effects : Pod 3x Live, Zvex “Box of Rock”, Digitech “Whammy” (the black one) Dunlop “Carbon Copy”.

 

Backstage at the New Morning. Stone Raider January 16th Paris.

Beautiful audience plus Cheik sitting in. Great fun.

Darryl,JPB,,Cheik Tidiane. Olivier Martin,Will Stone Raiders backstage

 

Stone Raiders – interview on the reknowned www.kxradio.nl with Martin van Golen.
Go to the icon for Podcast on the home page, scroll down to Martin van Golen and click on any of the 3 tabs the apple if you have an apple mac or the arrow if you would like to download the show. They were on the first half of the show. Great interview!! Happy listening!!!

The album Truth to Power, is  a reflection on what I believe is the theme of our time. That is the re-balancing of values and for the first time since the 60′s a real questioning of our system.

What are the monetary systems the social systems, defense systems really doing for the people of the land. What should we really expect our government to provide for us as citizens and considering the new global power shifts, how are the old arcane ways of dividing and controlling a society holding us back in this new global day and age.

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