The Christchurch Music Society
The Christchurch Music Society trust was formed in 1996 to bring together different cultures for combined entertainment and education on youth issues. The main purpose of our organisation is to encourage youth involvement in contemporary, original music and cultural events in Christchurch.
We aim to bring together different cultures for combined entertainment and education on youth issues that are held in safe, alcohol/drug-free environments. To keep ideas fresh and to stay up with the trends of the different sectors catered for, we are continually reviewing our approach to youth events in Canterbury. We have seen a general move away from the traditional “band gig” which was appropriate when we started.
The Christchurch Music Society is primarily involved with arts projects with strong cultural focus which are used as a medium to facilitate youth development. Music is the perfect medium to attract young people together and share in the celebration of being young.
We have involved a lot more young people in the organisational structure of Massive (the trading name of CMS) in the past few years. They have helped with the whole event set up, from concept through to running the events. In a few cases they have organised the events, with support from the committee. The whole process of being involved in an event with a positive vibe aimed at their peers is very rewarding. Our objective is to support young people in skill development and creative pursuits. They are the best people to run events for their age group.
For 2001-02 we have diversified into a more encompassing provider of entertainment and education. We have had musicians, video artists and performers involved in as many ways as possible and have set up events that inspire them to become involved in creative and positive pastimes.
Winter Soulstice, Summer Soulstice and two Equinox dance events are subsidised by the society to widen the audience and make it affordable. It is planned to break even. If profits are made, they are used to off-set the free events. These events attract a wide audience age group. Parents have seen that they are well run and feel safe in letting their teenagers attend. To attract the more at risk youth it is important to be seen to not have any obvious council connection or preaching.
Supercharge, a healthy lifestyles promotion: We believe it is still the best safe sex/healthy lifestyles free concert/ promotion in the country and we will run it again. The Rodger Wright Centre, an outreach programme, approached us to hold something similar to Charge.
We are also looking at self sufficiency. However, the major problem is finding corporate partners that are interested in the youth market. They are reluctant to spend any of their marketing budgets away from traditional mediums, especially TV. Youth events are alw
We will continue to be the sponsors of an artists subsidy which helps musicians be able to work on their development. Over 45 mostly musicians are currently on the scheme. We have the knowledge of how to run events and will look at helping young people attain their goals.
Music and Artists
Audiogenus: A site dedicated to supporting the evolution of New Zealand based Dj’s and Producers.
Chai Shop: World Trance Culture
Cosmic Conspiracy Records: Wellington-based Psy Record Label, founded by Wizdumb.
Flying Rhino: UK Trance Label
freshloops.com : Unique royalty-free loops legal for use in commercial music production.
HBR1: Excellent internet radio station playing Psychedelic Trance, Ambient, Downbeat, Chill-Out and House Music.
Iboga Records: Danish record label
Kog Transmissions: Prolific NZ Record Label
Loop Records: New Zealand Record Label
Pinacolada Records: Christchurch based record label
Saiko Sounds: Online Goa, Psychedelic Trance, Progressive, Ambient, Dub Store
Spirit Zone Records: Spirit Zone Records
Spun Records: Spun Records – GMS, Zorba, Soundaholix, Earthling
TMet Recordings: TMet Recordings
Other Music Friends of Christchurch
Artists and Musicians from Colombia.
Vallenato artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes.
List of good vallenato bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they’ve put out. This list of the top vallenato bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Vallenato groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs.
http://www.gruposonvallenato.com/ : Since its inception in 1983, The Grupo Son Vallenato has been one of the most important names of romantic Vallenato in Cali Colombia. This track has been one of the most popular vallenatos ever produced by this group. Grupo son Vallenato is an authentic legend in Vallenato music.
http://www.protagonistasdelvallenato.com/ Protagonistas del Vallenato have been producing vallenatos since 1970. Their father was the famous Vallenato composer Emiliano Guerra who wrote the single “La Gota Fria,” the most popular Vallenato song in the world. “La Espinita,” which is one of their most enduring songs, moves between the classic and modern versions of Vallenato. The solo of accordion is plain fantastic and creates a very nice transition between the different segments of this song. This is one of my favorite vallenatos of all time. The best group vallenato of cali colombia.
Mariachi artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes.
Known for their snazzy charro uniforms and seemingly endless number of bandmembers, the best Mariachi bands are some of the most well known musicians in Colombia. Originally called Mariachi bands due to their presence at weddings, the best Mariachi bands actually don’t have a single traditional lead singer. Instead, they rely the expertise of their many musicians. When you think of traditional Mexican music, generally Mariachi bands are the first to come to mind.
Cantina Mariachi Bogota If you’re needing a great Mariachi in Bogota, look no further! This Professional 8-piece full Mariachi has been performing in Northern California and the surrounding areas for quite some time, and they are ready to perform for your event. Known for their extensive repertoire and talented female vocals, this group has the experience!
This band will ensure your satisfaction – most of our customers ask for them back again and again!
Mariachi Northwest Bogota Mariachi Northwest has been performing in Northern Bogota and the surrounding areas since 1967. This talented group is comprised of 10-13 members ensuring that full mariachi sound!
Known for their extensive repertoire and talented vocals, this group has generations of experience and it definitely shows. We are here to perform for YOU!
El Mariachi Restaurants Bogota One of the best Bogota Mariachi bands. A true 8-piece Mariachi with full sound! 2 Trumpets, 4 Violins, Vihuela, Guitarrón. They are available for any occasion – from birthday partys to weddings to concerts and corporate events – any time you want good Mariachi music!
Dedicated to bringing you beautiful traditional mariachi music, whether it is a sereñata, birthday, anniversary, quinceañera or wedding.
Mariachi Arbolada Mexicana was founded in 1995 by Mauricio Aguilar. Mariachi Arbolada Mexicana is considered to be the ambassador of Mariachi music and the most important and sought after mariachi ensemble in Bogota.
Since the beginning Mariachi Arbolada Mexicana has had great acceptance by the general public. They have done countless of public and private events such as: Concerts, Corporate Events, Festivals, Weddings, Birthdays and all types of social events.
Music for your wedding, company event or party! We offer you reasonable rates, years of experience and the highest level of performance and professionalism.
The Fantasia Trio provides the perfect musical touch for any occasion! Our musicians are the highest quality professionals in Cali Colombia and we will work with you to accommodate all of your wishes to create the perfect live music.
We cover a wide range of styles – from classical to pop-rock, jazz to world music and more! We offer you flexibility with instrument combinations; we can add trumpet, flute, vocals and more!