Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2008 Tour of Russia with My Band: The Wild Shamans

Hello, friends!

It's been a while since I've posted on this site and, to tell you the truth, it's obvious that I've yet to get the hang of posting while I'm traveling on tour... And, to further limit my consistent rappin' on this media, I traveled, for the first time in years, without a laptop! I must admit, it was sort of scary at first, but quickly became refreshing not to be online throughout the majority of the day! As a consequence, I'm now limiting my time dealing with email to simply an hour, twice a day - at 11:30 am and at 7:30 pm, Rio de Janeiro time! :-)

If there's an emergency for which you need to contact me immediately, you can do so at my phone numbers, listed on my site -

All in all, my tour of Russia 2008 with my new band, The Wild Shamans, went super! There are still many photos of the tour arriving electronically, so as I sort them out, I'll be posting them up over the next blog musings.

Here's the post on the site pertaining to the US Embassy in Moscow (

"Frank Colon and Wild Shamans in Spaso House
Latin-influenced jazz percussionist Frank Colon and his Wild Shamans launched a ten-day tour of Russia with a performance at Spaso House on October 1. In addition to performing at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, the group will perform Barnaul, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, and Tomsk."

My second concert in Moscow was at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Hall and I invited my friend and gifted guitarist, Roman Miroshnishenko, to participate in the show! I wish that I could show you some photos of the performance but I've yet to receive any... here's a photo of me and my inseparable shekere,taken outside the theater, in the afternoon, just before our sound-check.

My third show in Moscow (three days in a row!) was at the Union of Composers Club. Our performance was one night of a festival series and, as these things tend to go, the crowd (sold the were all of our shows throughout Russia!) was there for the festival event, but warmed up to our band QUICK, after just a couple of songs! It turned out to be a night of a lot of musical fun! A fan in the club audience has posted a bunch of videos on youtube, for which I and my band thank him... so, I'll post the link to one of them right here -

And, here are some photos taken at the Union of Composers Club -

Fantastic Keyboardist and Great Human Being - Ben Stivers

Musician Extraordinaire - Cecilia Tenconi

These are the photos that I have from the Union of Composers Club, but I'll be posting more from other concerts in Moscow and other Siberian cities very soon!