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Mediabanda to play at NEARfest 2011!

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  • T.C.
    Hello Gang!. Taken from the PMS´group ... thanks Bob!: this is great news!! ... one of the best acts from Chile IMO!. Mediabanda: Myspace:
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 12, 2010
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      Hello Gang!.
      Taken from the PMS´group ... thanks Bob!: this is great news!! ... one of the best acts from Chile IMO!.

      Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/mediabanda
      Youtube ... Mediabanda´s channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mediabanda#p/u/4/cZvytqeTE7E



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      Subject: NEARfestNews NEARfest 2011 to get a special delivery from Chile
      Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:55:01 -0000
      From: Jim <gnat_attack@...>
      To: NEARfestNews@yahoogroups.com

      We are extremely pleased to announce that the genre-defying Chilean group
      MediaBanda will be making its live North American debut at NEARfest 2011. Formed
      from the ashes of the eclectic fusion/avant-garde/RIO/prog/pop hybrid known as
      Fulano , MediaBanda launched with an expanded lineup of virtuoso musicians and
      vocalists, including several of younger age. To paraphrase part of the group's
      official biography, MediaBanda was forged with the "… intent of continuity,
      renewal, and a link between two generations of musicians—those who lived during
      the years without democracy (in Chile) and those who do not carry that burden in
      their memories. The result is a fruit of the union between experience and young
      ideas."The group's music encompasses such a wide range of styles and influences
      that it is nearly impossible to categorize with any hope of accuracy, although
      it's probably safe to say that Zappa's most adventurous (modern)
      classical-tinged big-band fusion escapades often provide a dominant reference
      point. However, don't be surprised to hear music that, at various times, might
      be described as funky, melodic, jazzy, complex, tuneful, dissonant, bluesy,
      challenging, and simply beautiful—yet always definitively progressive. In
      addition to intense and varied instrumental compositions, soaring female vocals
      also enhance a significant portion of the ensemble's diverse and captivating
      repertoire.MediaBanda's debut album, Entre la inseguridad y el ego, earned the
      band "Best Group of the Year" and "Best New Chilean Artist" awards in 2004 and
      helped to launch a series of concerts across their native Chile, eventually
      leading to additional performances in Europe a few years later. The group also
      went on to release what many consider to be an even more impressive follow-up
      double CD, Dinero y Termanación Nerviosa, in 2007—an album that gained
      near-immediate "cult classic" status in the prog community. However, in spite of
      the ensemble's growing notoriety among prog aficionados, most have yet to
      experience the power and majesty of the band's live show. We here at the home
      offices are extremely proud to be able to make MediaBanda a very special part of
      NEARfest 2011.
    • Cuneiform / Wayside
      I agree. A major deal. Steve
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 13, 2010
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        I agree. A major deal.


        > this is great news!! ... one of the best acts from Chile IMO!.
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