Music embeds our daily life, weaving its beauty and emotion through our thoughts, activities and memories. No other group of people understand this idea better than those whose lives revolve around music, musicians. When it comes to reviewing any musician it is not enough to simply critique the music they produce. To understand a musician you must look into their characters and how they operate on the day-to-day. This Crayon seeks to delve deep into the mind of Kenyan musician Kora and look beyond him as a musical “Creator” by taking audiences inside his day-to-day life.
Some photographers seem to freeze, slow, or speed up time. Others rotate our views in dizzying directions sometimes elevating our views to dazzling heights. Growing up Natasa was surrounded by creativity. Her mother was a fashion designer and her father had always had a passion for photography.
Her obsession for derelict places came from her Greek Cypriot background and family holidays to Cyprus, where her father would take her to the border left in ruins by the war between Turkey and Greece. I was from these experiences that she later found that her photography was almost a door in which the untold stories of theses areas could be let out.
Parisian trio We Were Evergreen were born in 2008, after a new year’s resolution that, for once, actually stuck. Brought together by a shared fondness for all kinds of pop music and nursery rhymes, they tell stories of small trees growing too fast, of yodelling yaks and children flying south for the winter: stories of adolescence, of things lost, then found –then lost again.
There’s a naïve freshness to their toy-like instruments, and their mellow-yet-uplifting choruses will inevitably get caught in your brain – just throw in some live sampling, a lot of percussions and a dash of electro, and you’ll find your hands and feet joining in too.