New in March 1999

JaroslavlGolden RingPereslavl

Russian Winter - a short tour

Cecil Taylor will be 70

Sainkho won an Award of Deutsche Schallplattenkritik

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Dear Friends of Avantart!

winter in EkaterinburgThis month will be full of music. After a long winterpause, concerts are back... Let's enjoy spring!

Our russian tour turned out to be a very short tour. Heinz-Erich Gödecke got flu and he had to cancel the rest of the tour in Ekaterinburg. He performed in Arkhangelsk, Jaroslavl and Moscow. But we could go to Ekaterinburg to take part in the Terterian Festival.

Avet TerterianPlease read my festival report at

If you like winter, have a look at my winter report.
You will participate at Igor Gavrilov's birthday party
you can visit the Golden Ring in Pereslavl-Zaleski and Jaroslavl
and you can explore the Real Russian Winter

Cecil TaylorCecil Taylor will celebrate his 70th birthday this month. And he will be in Germany at this time. So, for sure, I will be at his concert in Hamburg. I installed a birthday list at and I ask you to contribute with your congratulations to this event. I will forward this list to Cecil in time.

Here are the tour dates (dates may change....)

Cologne:  March 21, 1999
Hamburg:  March 25, 1999
Berlin:   April l-3, 1999

Naked SpiritCongratulations! Even if you do not like classifications and regard them as misleading very often, you could accept with joy that Sainkho's new CD Naked Spirit was awarded with the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the category Folklore, Worldmusic.....

This award is the only german uncommercial and indepent award for recordings. A jury of 100 music publishers and music journalist decides about the nominations. There is no money with this award, but a lot of prestige. Every three months a list of winners is published and there will be one anual award as well.

Sainkho's CD Naked Spirit was awarded in the first list of 1999.
You can find more about this CD at Sainkho's page. There is also a Audio File with one of her songs from this CD.

So, once again: Congratulations to Sainkho and her label AMIATA!

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