Back from South Africa! 10/09
Back from South Africa!
I had a great time, and recorded in 2 locations, Cape Town and Durban. Stay tuned for more reports on the release in progress, “Africambio”. This will be the third CD in the “Intercambio” series, with recordings from Senegal, Mali, South Africa and the USA.
South Africa is a beautiful place, and once they get the violence thing under control, more foreigners will find it just as lovely as any of the other well known destinations. If you’re a soccer fan, the world cup will be there next year! Things are gearing up, but it’s difficult to imagine how tourists are going to get to their locations, the transport system is in complete disarray. Let’s all pray they figure it out, because I want to return, visit my friends and make more music! If you aren’t familiar with Mbaqanga, Maskanda or other South African styles, I highly recommend some study on the internet! Email me with any questions or direction.
Here’s a link for photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/damienmasterson/sets/72157622569273355/
New CD released!
“All over the map” is online now. I have not pressed any copies yet, and do not have a CD release party planned. I will have a hundred or two run off soon, so if you want to purchase a physical copy, let me know. I honestly believe this is my best recording to date. Sonically, musically, creatively.. It really makes me proud, and I’d like to thank all of the musicians and others involved. If a recording ever deserved to be heard, it would be this one…. If you want to buy a copy of the CD, download it from C.D. Baby or iTunes. If you are not technologically capable of this, send me an email and I will create one for you and mail it to you.
I will update my website and MySpace… Someday soon.
Santa Rosa Gem Faire
Oct. 30th -Nov. 1st
Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County Fairgrounds/Grace Pavilion
1350 Bennett Valley Rd ( 95404 )
Typically 12 – 4 P.M. – just listen for sax & Harmonica, you’ll find me.
Bring your ax down and sit in! IT’S FUN! Call my cell if you can’t find me (# below)
Saturday Nov. 7
Equilibria @ Anna’s Jazz Island 8pm
Dave Ridnell – guitar
Damien Masterson – harmonica
Scott Thompson – bass
Phil Thompson – drums
Plus special guests
Brazilian Jazz and originals with some of the Bay Area’s hottest musicians!
Contact club for cover charge, etc…
Sunday, November 8th 2:00 pm
The Damien Masterson Ensemble
35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark
Come hear classical and operatic music on the chromatic harmonica!
I will be returning to Senegal and Mali in December.. If you have any leads for musicians, studios or good stories, please forward them!
Damien Masterson http://www.damienmasterson.com
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415 305 7138 email@example.com
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