Yearly Archives: 2017

Pranaya Rana comes from Nepal. Music is his greatest passion and he plays music mostly for social causes. He has been in the Nepalese Music Industry for over a decade and produced two music albums. He currently resides in Georgia and is a part of 4M Band, a Nepali fusion band, that brings cultural music...
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Samulnori is deeply rooted within the traditional music and philosophy of the Korean culture. For a long time, agriculture was the major industry in Korean. Before the time of modern tools and machines, farm labor must have been very hard and exhausting. After the daily work was done, or the yearly harvest was over, farmers...
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Giovanni DeChiaro is John DeChiaro to Mobile International Festival, who has performed now for the festival for seven years. He has a loyal following of fans who listen to him play musical pieces from Pachelbel to Schubert or Bach or Rachmaninoff or Tarrega to Scott Joplin and many more. He is a versatile virtuoso! John...
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Turkey is a country of diversity…it is Western as well as Oriental. Modern as well as ancient. It should come as no surprise, then, that a new generation of Turks, just as versatile, adventurous and unique has emerged. Composer, producer, pianist, bassist and audio engineer Turgut Uygar Ovunc, aka “Nomad,” is one of these new...
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The Maccrossan School of Irish Dance, is a traditional Irish dancing school that was formed in January 2001, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Mobile, Alabama, under the direction of international dance soloist, Julie Black. The purpose of this school is to spread the love and preserve the beauty and culture of Irish dancing...
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Colin Grant-Adams, Scottish/Celtic, Folksinger, Guitarist, originally from Oban Scotland, presents a program of traditional, contemporary, and nationally acclaimed original folk songs about Scotland’s rugged landscape, “These are My Mountains”, it’s turbulent history, “Ye Jacobite’s By Name” and the Scottish immigrants’ influence on American folk and Bluegrass music, with a song Grant-Adams wrote called “Scottish American”....
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Pranaya SJB Rana has been in the Nepalese Music Industry for over a decade and a half. He has produced 2 musical albums- Flying Feathers (2005) and Traffic Jam (2009). He has also co-ventured with other artists in the Nepal and has sang over 2 dozen songs. The title track of his second album “Traffic...
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Born on a pirate ship in the middle of a raging typhoon on the Indian Ocean, Captain Jack Sparrow was born into piracy, unlike so many before him who were free to choose the lifestyle. As a youngster, he was taught to fence by a skilled Italian swordsman, and sailed aboard a ship known as...
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Atlanta storyteller and puppeteer Akbar Imhotep returns to the Mobile International Festival. He is famous for his “Uncle Remus” tales and African folklore. Mr. Imhotep engages and fascinates the audience with his tales to the accompaniment of his African drum. He tells his stories with his puppets as he talks about legends and enchantment of...
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Born and educated in Texas, current Daphne, Alabama resident Julie Council began studying the accordion at age nine and received a degree in classical accordion from the University of Houston. Her profesional career began at the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans which led to a tour of France. Over the years she has performed...
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