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05 janvier 2007

Sophe Lux Q&A

Lead singer/songwriter Gwynneth Haynes shares her answers to our questions.

January 5, 2007 - For all intents and purposes the moniker Sophe Lux is singer/songwriter Gwynneth Haynes sonic alter ego.

Porland based Haynes released the first Sophe Lux album, Plastic Apple, in 2002. Aiding her on the songs were Larry Crane, John Moen, and Mike Clarke.

By 2004, however, Haynes had joined forces with another crew of musicians and Sophe Lux became a bona fide band consisting of Erika Miller on bass, Kelly Goodwin on accordion and keyboards, Scott Appleman on drums, and Twayn Williams on guitars and lap steel.

This configuration recorded the second Sophe Lux album, Waking The Mystics, which will be released on February 27 2007 on Zarathustra Records.

We recently caught up with Haynes and dished out our (hopefully) insightful questions to her in an attempt to illicit equally insightful answers (needless to say, Haynes did not disappoint)...

...IGN Music: Do you perchance recall the first concert you ever went to?

Gwynneth Haynes: Joni Mitchell.

IGN Music: Keeping up the flashback angle, do you remember the first album you ever bought? If so, what format was it on (CD, vinyl, cassette or 8-track)?

Gwynneth Haynes: Peter Gabriel: The album with "No Self Control" on it.

IGN Music: What is your favorite album and why?

Gwynneth Haynes: The Dreaming by Kate Bush. Because it is creative genius in form. A revelation. A stunning creative opus.

IGN Music: Can you name a musician that you've always wanted to work with but haven't yet?

Gwynneth Haynes: Brian Eno. Because he is brilliant and one of my all time favorite musicians and one of my favorite producers.

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WOMADelaide Brings The World To SA

The fifteenth WOMADelaide Festival brings exciting performers from all corners of the globe.

Beginning as a world music festival pioneered by Peter Gabriel, the World Of Music, Arts & Dance continued to find a following in South Australia's capital. In 2006 over 75,000 fans came together over the three days, almost half making the trip from interstate. Now Adelaide hosts the fifteenth staging of the holistic festival, which embraces the joyous sounds and sights of all cultures.

WOMADelaide 2007 will be held from March 9 to 11 at Adelaide's Botanic Park. They'll be running six stages for music and dance performances from global artists, as well as workshops from 35 groups from 20 countries. Also included are a KidsZone, arts and street theatre, international cuisine and educational stalls.

Performers include: Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle with the awe-inspiring Kronos Quartet, roots-reggae sensation Blue King Brown, Afrobeat progeny Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, New Caledonian kaneka percussionist Celenod, the cinematic French/Argentine sounds of The Gotan Project, Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs, innovative Celtic folkies Lunasa, mali's "Golden Voice of Africa" Salif Keita and so much more.

02 janvier 2007