17 mars 2009

Renewal! New Orleans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival salutes the release of Mao Yaoteck ....

From the West Coast of Africa to the West Coast of America, Mao Otayeck’s music, as heard on his first solo album entitled “Renewal”, carries with it an eclectic world mix of soul, rock and African sounds covering the theme of love and hope.

"I'm an all-terrain musician!", he jokes when asked to define himself. "I'm a mixture of different backgrounds including Lebanese, Malien, Argentinian, Ivorian, and French".

His initial encounter in Paris with the legendary Afro-jazz musician Cheik Tidiane Seck and Tony Allen, Fela Kuti's drummer, marked the beginning of his professional career. In 1993, he began a 10-year collaboration with African reggae artist Alpha Blondy as band leader and guitarist for the Solar System.

For 20 years, chance encounters and the search for new sounds allowed him to travel the world and embark upon an incredible project in Los Angeles.

It all began on January 1st 2005 when a demo recording of "Renewal", his song for peace, caught the ear of Stevie Wonder. In March of 2005, Stevie Wonder invited Mao Otayeck to join the NAACP Image Awards ceremony in Los Angeles where he met Herbie Hancock, India Arie and Prince. This marked the beginning of their superb artistic collaboration at the mythical Wonderland Studios in Los Angeles resulting in Stevie Wonder’s composition for the song "Wait" and harmonica playing on "Carry On" track.

On September 28, 2008, during Stevie Wonder’s concert in Paris, Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Mao Otayeck was invited to perform "Carry On" along with the Motown legend’s harmonica. This was followed by an after-hours performance by Mao Otayeck with Stevie Wonder’s band at “Le Comedy Club” in Paris. Stevie Wonder joined Mao Otayeck on stage to offer his full support for launching his solo career.

Stevie Wonder & Mao Otayeck ...
Stevie Wonder & Mao Otayeck


© 2009 MAO OTAYECK (884502053425)

MP3 price: $10.99

Video clip "Carry On" ...
(About MP3 downloads at CD Baby)
Video clip "Carry On"

Eclectic world mix of rock, pop, soul and African sounds covering the theme of love and hope with Stevie Wonder, Jacob Desvarieux and Jean-Philippe Rykiel as special guests.

Posté par ramaka à 01:40 - Commentaires [3] - Permalien [#]
Tags : ,

Commentaires sur Renewal! New Orleans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival salutes the release of Mao Yaoteck ....

  • vibram kso trek

    Qin 110318
    We planned our weddings vibram five finger shoes with the help of Barbie dolls and the tiny purple wild flowers growing in our side yard. We became scientists and tested concoctions of milk, orange juice, and mouthwash. We ate handfuls of vibram fivefingers kso bittersweet chocolate chips and licked peanut butter off spoons. When we ran out of sweets to eat, we snitched sugary Flintstones vitamins out of the vibram kso trek medicine cabinet. We became masters of the Kraft macaroni and cheese lunch, and we dutifully called our mother at work three times a day to give her updates on our vibram five fingers sprint adventures. But don't call too often or speak too loudly or whine too much, we told ourselves, or else they'll get annoyed and she'll get fired and the vibram five fingers classic summers will end.

    Posté par vibram kso trek, 18 mars 2011 à 02:28 | | Répondre
  • thanks

    The ghd hair straighteners is used to straighten the curly hair, and it does the work with fair amount of precision with out damaging our hair follicles.

    Posté par jack, 22 avril 2011 à 04:03 | | Répondre
Nouveau commentaire