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Pictures from our concerts, from others concerts, from moments we want to share

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Kumbara Kafe – Istanbul


When we got back 2 weeks ago to Istanbul, Yann had a small concert planned in Kumbara Cafe, a typical small place like they’re many in Istanbul, a concert place hosted in a former flat in the old buildings from Beygoglu, where you can eat&drink&listen to music. It’s hard to find them without directions, most of them being located on the upper floors.

Yann played some Breton dance repertoire from Brittany with Richard Laniepce, the famous Kolektif Istanbul band leader. And we played also some songs from Astrakan Project repertoire:

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More pictures from Portugal!


We have loads of pictures from Portugal, although not as many, since the weather wasn’t as nice as it could be in a usual April month.

Despite of that, it was the most interesting musical trip we’d done in years. Interesting in the sense that not only our concert was great, great because we felt we were fully aligned with the audience, but also because we got many interesting contacts and advices regarding our musical project. Which means there are great chances that we’d go back to Portugal at least one more time this year, maybe twice. We’re working on it right now, but we’ll get back with some up-date very soon. Ib the meantime… we’re really excited about it!

§ Simone

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Astrakan world music album on band camp

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How was the concert?


How was our last concert in Istanbul? Like many of our concerts in Istanbul… which means: not really busy! I’m not saying that all our concerts in other places are sold out.

Sometimes we know where we failed about advertising and promoting.It happens, and it’s just life.

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But in Istanbul, even when you have the feeling people are talking about the up-coming show, even when some say they will show up, even if there’s no football game (it happens… sometimes), even when it’s not raining, even when there isn’t too much traffic, even when there isn’t any other big event around the corner, even when the place is really small… even so, you can never be sure. You can never be sure you’ll have enough people getting in, and by enough, we don’t even talk about money, or ticket sales, nope, we’re just talking about having enough audience so that everyone will feel comfortable in the place.

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The-day-after-the-venue-in-istanbul always leaves a strange taste of un-satisfaction. I keep on asking to venues how we can improve our communication/advertisement/promotion… and they seem to say it is not so bad. And it is never so bad, we always met so interesting and dedicated people. But we feel a huge gap between the time/energy we spend on promoting and the “result” in terms of audience.

And still, we know we did a good concert {did you see the video with Lamia Bedioui?}, at least we’re happy from what we did, we played quite well a couple of new songs, we improved the sound of the loops used on stage, we did some changes in our set-list, indeed, we learned a lot, really a lot from our last performance… and we feel ready for Portugal next week!

§ Simone

 
Astrakan world music album on band camp

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Only pictures…


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A couple of pictures from our nice evening in Eilissos for Music Macrocosm Festival. We loved Athens, its relaxed ambiance, the beautiful winter light ever the Acropolis, its generous food… and we really had a nice time with a very enthusiastic and warm audience, and we surely wish we’ll have a chance to play again in Greece.

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Concert in Athens – Guest : Lamia Bedioui


We are happy to welcome a great singer as a guest for our coming concert in Athens : Lamia Bedioui. We always feel surprised when we realise that musics that come from different cultures from different parts of the world can sometimes be so close to each other.

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Rehearsal in Athens with Lamia Bedioui – Picture : Δέσποινα Μπετείνη

Thanks to her for joining us !