Wotcha, Pilgrims…

It’s a wet, windy and cold Bank Holiday in the UK and I still haven’t had a decent night’s sleep. No rest for some, then.

Yesterday saw the live coverage of the BBC World Music awards 2007 and it was a musical feast to hear. The most beautiful thing was that there wasn’t one single lyric containing “biatch”, “hoe” and other slurred machinations or sub-cultured grammatical rhythms of supposed musical credence or other such delightful words that seems to be the norm in certain musical area. All the winners and nominees celebrated the joy of music and despite of the language barrier you still appreciated the music and felt honoured to partake in their creative genius. Another great thing about covering gigs like this is that you don’t have to deal with the entourage of 1001 ‘PRs to the Star**s!’, musclebound security and the notorious whimiscal diva behaviour of the ‘celebrity star’. What you had was a group of diverse people that are musically talented with humility and don’t have to compensate with the baggage. 🙂

Anyway, I’m not much of a music reviewer. I covered the sound checks on both days and during the main performance I had to take pictures from the back of the auditorium. So, here are some of the shots from the winning performers taken during the rehearsals and live performance:

Debashish Bhattacharya:

Ghadir Shebir:

Gotan Project:

Mahmoud Ahmed:

Maurice el Medioni:


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