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MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Webinar #4 w. MFM Members Richard Miller and Stephen Johnson Speaking of the Rhythmic and Harmonic History of Brazilian Music from Choro to Bossa Nova

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Time: 7pm to 8pm EST
Venue:  ZOOM
Ticket: free

Please RVSP to Richard Miller: balancedguitar@gmail.com

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MFM Hudsn Valley Chapter

MFM PODCAST EPISODE 7: Stephen Johnson Discusses Issues Facing Musicians Today

In this episode of MFM Speaks OutDawoud Kringle interviews guitarist Stephen Johnson; Polydor recording artist formerly of Victorian Parents, and Son of John, and presently with Future350), musical director of the Movita Dance Theater, and the co-founder and head of the MFM Hudson Valley Chapter.

Some of the topics discussed will include the changes in the music scene in Johnson’s native Staffordshire UK, Cork County Ireland, and the US, the changing issues facing musicians today (especially in the pandemic), the need for community and solidarity, and the founding of MFM’s first chapter outside New York City.

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CD Review: Peter Wetzler’s Solo Piano “Falling Awake”

Peter WetzlerArtist: Peter Wetzler
Title: Falling Awake
Label: Sound Forms
Genre: solo piano/nu classic/improv

CD Review by Dawoud Kringle

When I was asked to write a review of Peter Wetzler’s 2009 CD Falling Awake, I was expecting (for reasons I can’t explain) a classical pianist whose CD contained the usual standards of the genre, and one or two pieces by a living composer. My assumption was wrong, and pleasantly so.

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