Magazine latest – Optimist Mag http://optimistmag.org/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 04:37:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://optimistmag.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/optimist-150x150.png Magazine latest – Optimist Mag http://optimistmag.org/ 32 32 Burna Boy looks extra dapper on the latest cover of Evening Standard magazine https://optimistmag.org/burna-boy-looks-extra-dapper-on-the-latest-cover-of-evening-standard-magazine/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://optimistmag.org/burna-boy-looks-extra-dapper-on-the-latest-cover-of-evening-standard-magazine/ Grammy Winner, Burna boy is the latest cover star of the Evening magazineweekly issue of. The superstar is frank with the UK post about wanting to escape the hectic confines of his life, with London being his second home, his discussion with P Diddy and much more. Burna looks extra dapper on the blanket, wearing […]]]>

Grammy Winner, Burna boy is the latest cover star of the Evening magazineweekly issue of. The superstar is frank with the UK post about wanting to escape the hectic confines of his life, with London being his second home, his discussion with P Diddy and much more.

Burna looks extra dapper on the blanket, wearing a brown JORDANIELUQUE set associated with a tie-dye coat from the Anglo-Nigerian fashion brand MONAD.

Read excerpts from the interview below:

On the upcoming release of an album:

No, I must miss them a bit. “I’m going to stay realistic with you, I wanted to release an album, I was working and, as always, the music was coming, but I just thought to myself: why am I doing this and what am I trying to prove ? So I cool down.

On his charity and the constitution of funds for the FinSRAS victims:

It was a very strange time. I started getting phone calls: people want to know why you are not involved. Why do you say nothing ? But, as soon as I heard something, I took action. This is who I am. I have experienced so much in the hands of people that none of it surprises me. You have to understand this: I realized, very early on, that if you are fighting for someone, then only use one hand. One to fight and the other to defend yourself from the person you are fighting for!

On his daring works of art and life-size paintings of himself, colorful creations in his seven-bedroom Lagos pad:

I was passionate about art when I was younger, I drew and I painted. I have been in love with art for a very long time because I can find such similarities in all disciplines – it is about leaving a piece of one’s soul on canvas or on record.

On his dream of a silent retreat:

I’m going to grow a big beard… and shave my head. I’m going to get away from it all and be quiet for a while. It goes a long way – like an iPhone charger to the mind.

Click on here for the full cover of Evening Standard magazine.

Credits:

Photography: @ruthossastudio
Styling: @jessicaskeetecross
Maintenance: @teftobz
Decor: @ruthossastudio Luke Kene and Timisola Shasanya
Hair: Jasmine Dale
Grooming: @mata_marielle
Nails: @edytabetka_nailpro
Digital and lighting technician: Ryan Coleman
Stylist assistant: Benjamin Carnall

]]>
Latest edition now available – 4barsrest https://optimistmag.org/latest-edition-now-available-4barsrest/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://optimistmag.org/latest-edition-now-available-4barsrest/ The latest edition of the leading magazine is now out – and once again it’s packed with essential reads, news, views and opinions. The latest edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now and once again filled with news, views, opinions and reviews that make for essential reading.See what awaits you to […]]]>

The latest edition of the leading magazine is now out – and once again it’s packed with essential reads, news, views and opinions.

The latest edition of Brass Band World and BBW Digital is out now and once again filled with news, views, opinions and reviews that make for essential reading.
See what awaits you to enjoy it in the latest issue …

THE PAGANINI OF THE TRUMPET

Established as one of the most sought-after trumpeters on the international scene, Sergei Nakariakov is blessed with a rare combination of breathtaking virtuosity and a smooth, velvety sound.

This month David Childs meets the Israeli-Russian musician and provides insight into his life, career and collaborations.

VIEW FROM THE BOX

Four of the 12 judges for the upcoming Section 1 – 4 UK National Finals – Alan Morrison, David Hirst, Alan Bourne and John Maines – provide helpful tips and advice for groups preparing for Edward Gregson’s Connotations, Lions of Legends by Thierry Deleruyelle, the Kaleidoscope by Philip Sparke and A portrait of Elgar by Dan Price.

LET’S DISCUSS

Following last month’s article on Preserving and Celebrating Individual National Sounds and Traditions, Dr Nathan Miller, Assistant Professor of Musicology and Horn at Asbury University and Director of the Orchestra and chamber music, in Kentucky, United States, contextualizes the heritage of its country’s marching bands, arguing for distinct, but related, traditions.

A4 MOSAIC SUM

In the midst of the release of the A4 Brass Quartet’s latest CD, ‘Mosaic’, David Childs catches up with his star players: Jonathan Bates, Jamie Smith, Mike Cavanagh and Chris Robertson.

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

This month’s Pro Platform features Dr. Liz Lane, the recently appointed Associate Songwriter of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Christopher Thomas speaks with the multi-faceted composer and educator, who carves her name in the annals of the innovative, transgender fanfare repertoire.

BBW CENTER BAND: THE MBALE SCHOOLS OF UGANDA

The Mbale Schools Band entered the psyche of traditional competitive groups when they participated in the youth section of the Foden 2021 Pentecostal Friday group competition. Philip Monk provides insight into his creation and development of the Ugandan group, which contains relevant lessons on how to become flute players from young beginner marching band players!

CORY’S ‘M. SURE’

Cory’s Phill Harris spent over 40 years with the Rhondda-based Welsh band, but recently decided to hang up his cornet and retire from the band. Phill’s decade-long colleague Lisa Fitzgerald-Lombard met him to discuss his incredible and memorable career.

A TOUCH OF KLAAS

The remarkable 35-year musical partnership between Klaas van der Woude and Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk has come to an end. Gerard Klaucke, of CU Brass, pays tribute to the well-respected musical director who enjoyed one of the longest and most successful tenures as a conductor in the Dutch orchestra.

AMERICA POSTCARD

British expatriate Andrew Wainwright, now based in Dallas with his family, brings the first of a new BBW series, in which he kicks off with developments in American group rooms and an interview with the highly respected Keith Wilkinson, who has conducted GUS and William Davis in the UK, and now conducts the Western Reserve Brass Band in Cleveland, USA.

BAND SPIRIT

Helen Williams tells exemplary and heartwarming stories of the contributions that innovative and determined brass band organizations from New Zealand, England and Northern Ireland have made to the well-being of local communities, which in one case even impressed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN

The 2021 New Zealand National Marching Band Championships became the first major competition in the world to successfully emerge from the global pandemic when its five-day event was held recently last month. Christopher Turner brings all the action of this most memorable brass festival.

THE NEW BRASS PACK BY MIKE LOVATT

Smith-Watkins trumpeter Mike Lovatt just made a sensational setting of Bizet’s Carmen from an iconic 1950s Billy May album as a virtual performance project from his new “Brass Pack” – Nicola Bland enjoys a Q&A with the star player about his creative lockdown success.

HUDDERSFIELD UNIVERSITY AHEAD!

Placed 27th in the QS 2021 World University Rankings, making it the leading institution outside of London and Oxbridge, there are more reasons than ever to consider studying music and, in particular, performance band at the University of Huddersfield, whose online and on-campus open houses are scheduled for fall 2021 and January 2022.

RULES NOT SAID REVEALED!

As the new academic year approaches, BBW’s Pro-Practice host Dr Robert Childs invites Dr Stacie Mickens – professional musician and associate professor of horn at the University of North Texas College of Music – to share a valuable reminder on the label for students and musicians.

wrecked bbw

BBW composer, editor and contributor Andrew Wainwright can’t escape the heat as he swaps Texas for the equally hot climates of BBW’s virtual desert island, armed with his eclectic selection of favorite works from Beethoven to Brahms and from Mahler to Marsalis, a book and a luxury item that could, with a little innovation, serve as a raft!

This month David Childs meets the Israeli-Russian musician and gives insight into his life, career and collaborationsBBW

WHEN DREAMS BECOME TRUE

The childhood dreams of instrument and mouthpiece designer / maker Antonio Rapacciulo came true when Sergei Nakariakov chose to become one of his artists, collaborating on a range of trumpets and mouthpieces for AR Resonance. the trumpeter has met his icon!

AND SOMETHING ELSE

BBW spirit and resident cartoonist Rob Nesbitt – “Nezzy” for his friends – asks the question: What motivates players to be in a marching band and stay?

PLUS LATEST REVIEWS

The on-demand audio and video streaming platform, wobplay, launches an exciting series of concerts, Christopher Thomas discovers “Mosaic” by A4 Brass Quartet, Thomas Dunne is impressed by “No Limit” by Sergei Nakarikov, Ken Waterworth explores the last part Hallelujah Choruses, published by Trade Central, US Central Territory, and Helen Williams is impressed with three models of Alliance bugle mouthpieces.

Malcolm Wood also relishes the latest fanfare festivals – Best of Brass from Whitburn Online and IBB Media Ltd., Thomas Dunne enjoys the inaugural performance of Mike Lovatt’s Brass Pack and the Bolsover Brass Band International Summer School celebrates its success.

SUBSCRIBE TO:

http://www.brassbandworld.co.uk/

OVERVIEW ON: https://www.brassbandworld.co.uk/preview/index.php
NEWSLETTER: https://tinyurl.com/2zf244ez

Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 2920 700943
Email: kapitolpromotion@btconnect.com

]]>
Moziak magazine’s latest issue highlights dancehall superstar Stonebwoy https://optimistmag.org/moziak-magazines-latest-issue-highlights-dancehall-superstar-stonebwoy/ Sat, 29 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://optimistmag.org/moziak-magazines-latest-issue-highlights-dancehall-superstar-stonebwoy/ Following the release of his new single “Blessing»Featuring the Ghanaian-American activist rapper, Vic Mensa, Moziak Magazine shines the spotlight on award-winning dancehall superstar BET, Stonebwoy. In the exclusive profile, Stonebwoy shares, “I have succeeded in building a brand as strong as this one by following my vocation as a spokesperson for the voiceless… singing songs […]]]>

Following the release of his new single “Blessing»Featuring the Ghanaian-American activist rapper, Vic Mensa, Moziak Magazine shines the spotlight on award-winning dancehall superstar BET, Stonebwoy.

In the exclusive profile, Stonebwoy shares, “I have succeeded in building a brand as strong as this one by following my vocation as a spokesperson for the voiceless… singing songs that live with people and being true to myself !

The singer describes his new song as a “message of hope and faith expressed in our lives that we can do by following up on our positive statements with hard work.”

Read excerpts from the interview:

On what he thinks about his album “Anloga Junction” making it to Moziak’s best albums of 2020 list.

I feel good to have pushed against all odds to make such an awesome album with a lot of potential still to be tapped. Especially in the midst of a very crazy season called corona.

How did you manage to build a brand that is so goodappreciated and loved by all?

Thank you. I have succeeded in building a brand as strong as this one by following my vocation as a spokesperson for the voiceless… singing songs that live with people and being true to myself!

You’ve just released a new single with US-Ghanaian rapper Vic Mensa. What made him the perfect person to collaborate with on this track?

When the opportunity arose for him to be on my record, I chose a rhythm like this for him to work because you discover that the instrumentation is good for both of us to express our talents and represent always for the Afrobeats culture.

What message do you want to convey with “Blessing”?

The message is a message of hope and faith expressed in our lives that we can make by following up on our positive statements with hard work.

What’s next for Stonebwoy for 2021?

Tours, more music, books, films and podcasts, humanitarian work …

Read more on Moziak Magazine.

]]>
TIME Magazine’s latest cover is so good it scares you. And it was done by a Malaysian. https://optimistmag.org/time-magazines-latest-cover-is-so-good-it-scares-you-and-it-was-done-by-a-malaysian/ Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://optimistmag.org/time-magazines-latest-cover-is-so-good-it-scares-you-and-it-was-done-by-a-malaysian/ Stay up to date with the latest technology, science, culture, entertainment and more by following our Telegram channel here. TIME Magazine is famous for many things – from its up-to-date and insightful coverage of recent events, to its vivid imagery and accessible writing style. But just as important to the identity of TIME – if […]]]>

Stay up to date with the latest technology, science, culture, entertainment and more by following our Telegram channel here.


TIME Magazine is famous for many things – from its up-to-date and insightful coverage of recent events, to its vivid imagery and accessible writing style. But just as important to the identity of TIME – if not most important – are its covers.

Over the years, TIME magazine has become almost synonymous with its covers that have highlighted the most important events or individuals of the present moment.

PICTURE: TIME

Whether it was the destruction of the Berlin Wall, the election of the very first non-white American president, or the many covers of “Person of the Year,” each has come to symbolize a truly iconic subject and. relevant, and most accomplished the task in a memorable and eye-catching manner.

For its next edition on April 26, 2021, TIME thought to highlight the ever growing and increasingly palpable threat of climate change. And for his cover, he sought out talented Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi in hopes that she would deliver something truly memorable.

PICTURE: TIME

Turns out she did.

An art that sticks to your skin.

Known for creating pieces of performance art that linger in the mind long after you’ve seen them, Red Hong Yi – or simply known as Red – attempted to achieve the same effect for the cover of TIME by illustrating the ways in which the current global climate crisis affects not only selected individuals, but the world’s population at the same time.

“The motivation behind this came from the urgency of having to fight climate change together,” she said in TIME’s behind the scenes article showcasing his work. “The idea came from wanting to highlight a map of the world, where everyone is involved, and if one place is affected, the whole place is affected.”

If you still haven’t heard of her, Red’s performances and installations have been widely highlighted by numerous media posts, and it’s not surprising given the tone, gravity, and tone. relevance of her art to the current zeitgeist, as well as the methods she uses to achieve such amazing results.

Red used 60,000 disposable bamboo chopsticks to create this portrait of Jackie Chan. PICTURE: Hong Yi red

In the past, Red has created art using unconventional methods such as creating portraits from coffee stains and melted candles, or using tea bags to depict a man brewing. pulled tea – which is common in Asian culture, but also very representative of classifying work.

PICTURE: Design boom

One work of art in particular which brought her great fame was a portrait of the legendary Chinese basketball player Yao Ming which she painted while dribbling a basketball across the canvas. This portrayal eventually went viral and allowed Red to pursue his passion full time.

More recently, Red has been working on a moving collection of artwork called “I am not a virus”, which addressed the growing anti-Asian sentiment that has spread as a result of undue rhetoric – particularly that accusing Asians of being the source of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PICTURE: Hong Yi red


First TIME, and the first of many?

This time around, Kota Kinabalu-born artist Sabah made double-sure that this particular piece for TIME magazine would not only match his previous efforts, but perhaps even surpass them.

PICTURE: TIME

Over the course of two weeks, Red and his team painstakingly created a representation of the world using nothing but green tipped matches and a simple board. After cutting the board to a precise dimension of 7.5 by 10 feet, she then used a computer to numerically measure and define the positions of each of the 50,000 matches.

PICTURE: TIME

Then she laser cut individual holes in the board and proceeded to insert the green tipped matches (which represented trees) into the holes, one by one with varying heights to give the appearance of a topography. varied, until a map of the world manifested.

She and her team then sprayed a coat of fire retardant on both sides of the board and set the cameras up for one hell of a show, then finally set the whole thing on fire.

PICTURE: TIME

“I think it was just a race against time and it was fun to build this together, but of course we knew it would be burnt,” Red said as he explained his line of thinking. “The idea behind it was that it takes a long time to build something, but it can also be destroyed very quickly.”

PICTURE: Ng Seksan

PICTURE: Ng Seksan


To say the least, the result was mind-boggling, and no less terrifying when you think about the significance and relevance of the play to what’s going on in the world right now.

As you can see in the video, the topography of the green “trees” quickly turns into a terrifying hell with lots of toxic fumes, then into a mass of horrific remnants, all black and scorched, and absolutely horrible compared to what the world could possibly become if we fail to halt the effects of climate change.

Of course, the results may overstate the possibility of the future, but Red’s art once again gave TIME readers something to ponder. Hopefully their thoughts and reflections translate into actions for the betterment of the planet as well.

On a personal level, this performance piece means another step forward for Red. Despite this being her very first TIME magazine cover, it looks like she made a good impression.

In the explanatory article, writer DW Pine noted that “In nearly 100 years of TIME covers, never has a work of art been so drastically transformed in the process.”

Hopefully for Red this one will be just the first of many to come.

Read more cultural stories:

Comedian hysterically mocks influencers fasting for views during Ramadan

Malaysian artist creates art installation from 24,000 used coffee capsules

2 Malaysians beat 57,435 applicants for admission to Harvard College

Follow Mashable SEA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

Cover image from Time magazine and Prestige Malaysia.

]]>