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Jimmy C, Moscow, 20 Oct 2018

 

Amazing show by Jimmy C last night! Jimmy played some blues classics such as Hoochie Coochie Man, Thrill is gone and many others as long as his own great songs. The show was filled with energy, positive vibes and smiles. Audience was dancing and singing along and didn’t want Jimmy to leave the stage! So he played for almost 3 hours!

Also many thanks to the band and special guest harmonica player Marty Muniz who sounded fantastic together!

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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Roundhouse, London, 24 Sept 2018

Pink Floyd famously opened the Roundhouse venue back in 1966 and yesterday Nick Mason and his supergroup Saucerful of Secrets returned there with an amazing setlist of their early classics. I was absolutely thrilled by the crystal clear sound, fantastic visuals, psychedelic music. It was like a time traveling to 60s.

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Will Wilde, Moscow, 2018

Will Wilde opened a new season of British Blues Invasion festival with an amazing show in Moscow. The most interesting part is that Will created his own style of playing guitar solos on a harmonica. Some people think that harmonica sounds boring (yeah, I know those people!), go and check Will out, you will definitely change your opinion. His harmonica playing greatly combines blues sound with rock tunes covered by his emotional vocals. Will played along with very talented Russian band Folkline who introduced us some blues and folk classics.

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Roger Waters, Us + Them, Moscow 2018

Roger Waters in Moscow yesterday! Definitely one of the best concerts I have ever seen! Everything was amazing, sound, music, setlist which contained Pink Floyd classics and songs from Roger’s new album, show with so many interesting details. Roger almost cried and said in the end of the show after 10 minutes ovation “It’s getting very emotional”. And yes. It was very-very emotional! Of course it’s impossible to hide from politics at Roger’s shows. But he has a right to share his views even if they are controversial sometimes. Overall it was truly unforgettable experience!

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is taking place in 11 Russian cities this year. Football fans and tourists traveled to Russian cities from all over the world to see their teams, matches and simply enjoy this great atmosphere. The atmosphere is unbelievably friendly. I think even if a person isn’t interested in football at all, he/she will enjoy those World Cup vibes of unity that can be felt by everyone. It’s a very pleasant feeling to see almost all nations together singing and dancing in the streets finally having forgot about politics and wars.

 

Zabivaka (Russian: Goalscorer) is the official mascot of the World Cup. It represents a very cute wolf which became very popular among football fans.

People are literally dancing and singing everywhere in the streets (even in fountains). You can hear so many different tunes, national songs of every country etc. I’m definitely going to miss that!

There were many unusual ways of traveling to Russia. For example, Iceland fans arrived to Russia in a Lada Niva (Russian car which they won in lottery in Iceland). Fan from Germany and his cute dog came to Russia in a tractor. But the most amazing story is connected with Argentinian cyclist Maty Amaya who left home in 2012 and since then has been traveling by bicycle for 5 years, crossed 37 countries and 80000 km. And finally he is in Moscow, enjoying World Cup. I don’t usually take pictures of myself because I prefer being on the other side of the camera. But I couldn’t resist temptation of having a picture with him 😊

The World Cup is not only about football. It’s also about unity, understanding different culture and getting new experience. For example, there was a Mexican festival which showed their beautiful culture and traditions including Day of the Dead celebrations. Mexican House attracts thousands of visitors from all corners of the planet everyday.

Peru House located in the Manege Moscow exhibition centre showcased the best of the country, highlighted the South American nation’s culture including Shaman rituals, art, gastronomy top tourism destinations and leading exports.

Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and introduced their culture and traditions in Moscow.

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FIFA World Football Museum hosted several exhibitions in Moscow. By the way, ball on the 1st picture was used in final match between France 🇫🇷 and Croatia 🇭🇷 in Moscow.

And this picture is probably one of my favorite ones. It shows the real meaning of such events as World Cup.

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Tony Remy in Moscow

Tony Remy is an extraordinary guitarist whose playing draws on many different guitar styles. Yesterday Tony showed us his own rhythmically driven approach which is rich with jazz, fusion, funk, blues and even hard rock. His live performance was remarkable with a great amount of energy.

The band sounded incredible, very detailed and clear! Many thanks to Roman and Anton!

Tony has enviable reputation on the international jazz and blues scene having recorded and toured with Freddy Hubbard, Gary Barlow, Simply Red, Annie Lennox and many others.

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A Cappella International Festival in Moscow

This spring the entire Moscow is singing! A Cappella International Festival takes place in the city as a part of the Moscow Seasons street events. Solo performers and vocal groups from all over the world are singing at the most unusual concert venues across city.

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I especially enjoyed a great show by The Alley Cats, a band from LA, California.