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Coolest Booth on Earth

How many times have you been drawn to a booth at a convention anywhere on the planet? For me, I’d have to say that – hands down – the most intriguing and fun one that I’ve stopped by five years running is at the annual European MusikMesse music industry event held in Frankfurt, Germany each spring. The reigning champion Coolest Booth hosts are Dan Moi, a German based outfit of world musical instruments, with every noise making gizmo imaginable and a well-cast group of Monty Python-esque crew gleefully demoing the products non-stop throughout the four-day event.
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The smiles grow wider every minute as harps are twanged, melodious tongues are activated, singing magnets are tossed about just before a large Feng gong crashes through the sound barrier, temporarily stilling any tongue, lip, lung or nose hair movement in the vicinity. It’s just temporary though. Suddenly a double tweedy sound worm appears and a last minute grim looking and skeptical attendee busts out in a smile and within seconds he’s personally attempting to simultaneously operate a bird whistle along with the latest nose flute.
Gilewitz_dan moi laurie (351x640)Want to sound like wildlife, a jovial clown or simply feel the effect that your own wide eyes can contribute to the fun? Attend the booth at a Dan Moi event and truly enter the world of cultural sounds, the theatre of the absurd, and be sure to walk away with one of their magical toys or instruments.

I guarantee your world will be a little happier.
Richard Gilewitz April 2014

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Richard Gilewitz

For over three decades fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz has charmed audiences with road tales and right-hand wizardry, creating a sparkle of mood mastery and wonderment during each performance. Recognized world wide as a performer who has a quirky take on everything around him, Richard lives up to this depiction with rousing shows filled with offbeat observations and 6 & 12-string gymnastics. As a youngster, Richard Gilewitz embraced such diverse artists as The Beatles, Andres Segovia, Kraftwerk, Leo Kottke, J.S. Bach, Arlo Guthrie, John Fahey and Flatt & Scruggs. With Richard's signature playing style delivering a technical diversity of banjo style picking patterns, classical arpeggios, tapping and harmonics, along with a rhythmic and percussive approach, he shares a fresh impression of sound to the listener during his concert performances and at his annual 2-day GillaCamp Guitar Workshop. Students around the globe also attend Richard's roving GillaCamp Guitar Workshop, a 1 to 4 hour interactive experience that provides players an avenue to renew their love of the guitar. In between touring, Richard conducts private lessons and also teaches students through Skype. Catch Richard's tour schedule at www.richardgilewitz.com

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