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PoWE! – Clap of end

If we are thinking back about 2016, we can say that it was quite a year… of singers and composers lost! Incredible the party that might stand up-there… So, why not hearing the best/most famous songs of those who passed

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PoWE! – Oum

Oum is a Marrocan singer, composer and songwriter. She mixes Jazz music with Middle East influences like hassani or sufi music. Her voice is very particular and is a good balance of strength and sweetness. If you don’t know her,

PoWE! – Rubén González

Rubén González was an immense Cuban pianist, with a huge impact on the music of/on the island but also in the region, and away! He played with the greatest Cuban artists and participated at the Buena Vista Social Club or

PoWE! – Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar is a huge Indian sitar player and composer. She started her career in 1995 and since then released many studio and lives albums and won many awards. She is also the daughter of Ravi Shankar (and the half-sister

PoWE! – Monsieur Periné

Monsieur Periné is a Colombian group who is mixing Gypsy Jazz, Pop and Swing. Founded in 2007, they are now four. If you don’t know, good time to discover great artists! Find out more here: Their website YouTube channels: the

PoWE! – Dee Dee Bridgewater

Come back to Jazz Music with one of the greatest Jazz singers, Dee Dee Bridgewater! What to say about this incredible artist except hearing her marvellous voice, enjoying her generosity in her music and on stage? Since her beginnings, in

PoWE! – Seu Jorge

I think that Seu Jorge was the first Brazilian artist that I discovered “by myself”. Everything started with internet, of course, and since then, I just loved his voice, his universe so much that I am like her (polite and

PoWE! – Maïa Vidal

Caution! This artist is the essence of melting pot and multiculturalism! By her origins, her places of living and her interests for instruments,

PoWE! – James Brown

James Brown it’s a music (even if we’d rather talk about musicS), a voice, dance steps, a style, an incredible energy, a sharp sense of theatralisation, funky stage costumes (and hair dressings…), … but it’s before everything a fu*nky good

PoWE! – Madeleine Peyroux

I don’t know if you already have the great chance to hear this magic voice and presence that is Madeleine Peyroux but if not, just run to her on her next tour! And if you want a little bit for

PoWE! – Brian Protheroe

I have to say that I discovered this singer… by a BBC adaptation of the Elizabeth Gaskell North and South. Actor, singer and songwriter, the Brian Protheroe songs pleased me very much since the first time and I wanted to

PoWE! – Cesaria Evora

Cesaria Evora is the queen of the “saudade” but not only: you travel with her in another time, in other places and, even if you don’t know Portuguese, you perfectly understand her because Cesaria was able to touch us despite


We already talked about the lively Mar Dixon on cliophile, her way of working and her vision of Culture and Public Engagement. Since the 4th January 2016, she is posting on 52Museums, every week, a picture of one Museum in

PoWE! – La Belle Helene

Yes, that can be strange but this week end, I bring you to classical music or, I must say, light opera from the 19th century. Here is one of the best opera from Jacques Offenbach, La Belle Hélène (The Beautiful

PoWE! – Ben l’Oncle Soul

Here is a true great stage performer (and marvellously surrounded on stage), French but definitely turned toward the black 60’s-70’s Motown style of songs and now jazz-crooners, Ben l’Oncle Soul (Ben, the Soul Oncle). He sings in French and English,

PoWE! – Céu

You may had notice but I do really like world music! Especially Brazilian one actually. Here is a great singer discovered some years ago now, Céu. She is singer and songwriter and mixes electro and instrument-sounds in her songs, sings

PoWE! – Queen

What a better excuse to play again and again Queen incredible songs that the 70th birthday that Freddie Mercury would have celebrate this week?! Cover picture: It seems that it was taken in Rotterdam, the 17th May 1977 but didn’t

PoWE! – The Ronettes

If I tell you Veronica Bennett-Ronnie Spector, Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley, you’ll answer..? Answer is one of the most famous group in the 1960’s, the Ronettes. They were incredibly famous and mothers of many Billboard Hot 100 hits and…

PoWE! – Soundtrack

Here is a strange PoWE! this week. I came to watch Love Me like you Do (no no! Not the Fifty Shades of Grey music, the British version of Jackie & Ryan film) that is, well… not the best film

PoWE! – Chucho Valdés

All hail for the monument of the Cuban Music, Chucho Valdés! Over 50 years of activity, tons of awards and even more of projects! Something else to add? Chucho Valdez & Joe Lovano – Exclusive Rehearsal Footage from International Music

Pop-up the stories!

Robert Sabuda is an American children illustrator and an amazing pop-up books designer! Here are some of his works: Alice’s adventures in Wonderland The Wonderful Wizard of Oz You can find his books on his Amazon page

PoWE! – Cyrille Aimée

Cyrille Aimée is a jazz singer who has a delicate voice as the one of Stacey Kent. She was shortlisted or won several worldly recognised jazz awards (as the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition, the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition or

Transforming the city

Here is a really interesting bunch of transforming in the city and as city, collected by Francesca Perry for The Guardian. To give you the taste of her article, here are her illustrated examples: 1. Pokémon Go phenomenon “In ArchDaily,

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