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Cool sounds in with Earth Wind & Fire Experience and Liz McComb

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Cool sounds in with Earth Wind & Fire Experience and Liz McComb

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Al McKay was the original EWF guitarist. Now, following the deaths of some other band members, and the illness of others, his band, the Al McKay Allstars perform their show, the Earth Wind and Fire Experience. Euronews cultural reporter Wolfgang Spindler caught up with them in Paris.

He said: “There is a feeling from the heart from the musicians. It’s just one of those things that just continues to grow. We are still attracting 10 year olds, 12 year olds to our show. It’s new music to them, so I just think that the soul of the music , the heart of the music, comes from the musicians. Great songs last for ever.”

American gospel and blues diva Liz McComb also gave an incredible performance in Paris.
Originally from Mississippi, Liz McComb now lives in Paris. She has worked all over the world, building a reputation as one of the finest pianists and singers of her generation. And this Lady got the Blues under her skin

She said: “I’ve got a lot of stories to tell, I’ve got more than one story. My heart has been broken so I know how to sing the blues. I am at my best when my heart is broken, I am like Billie Holiday and all those other ladies that… When you are down it’s true, there’s something about the music.”

Pee Wee Ellis, the mythical saxophonist, also played. His cv reads like a list of musical greats… he’s worked with James Brown, Van Morrison and many others. He now lives in the UK.

Pee Wee Ellis said, about playing the sax: “It’s a physical activity, its a mental activity and its hard work sometimes. I prefer to let my music speak for me and if I can make a diffrence in any body’s life through music, my job is done.”

Liz McComb kicks off a European tour in January.

For more dates, venues and all other information see her official website:

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