Cheops Observatory Residence / Studio Malka Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Rayem+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Cheops Observatory Residence / Studio Malka ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCheops Observatory Residence / Studio Malka Architecture Egypt 2020 Architects: Studio Malka Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio Malka ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesHeritageOn FacebookEgyptPublished on March 09, 2020Cite: “Cheops Observatory Residence / Studio Malka Architecture” 09 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  RayemSave this picture!© RayemRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureRetail ApplicationsMenuInterior Design – Bon Lio Restaurant / MenuDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located on the plateau of the Giza Necropolis, the project is nestled in the village of Nazlet El Samman. This ancient site was founded in the 7th century by desert tribes fascinated by the Pyramids; the village is a preserved site, a whole journey through time, and the common transport is still horse or camel ride. Restoring this village creates a bulwark against the massive tourist influx and the real estate speculations that generate tabula rasa in these historical districts. The Cheops Observatory is also an artist’s residence, a gateway at the entrance of the desert, an inhabited belvedere at a walking distance of the largest of the pyramids of the Giza plateau.Save this picture!© RayemAccording to recent estimations, more than 60% of global construction is done nowadays without building permits, generating an architecture without architects. In Cairo, informal architecture breaks all records and stretches on 70% of the territory; It has spread mainly on agricultural land right after the 2011’s Egyptian revolution. Save this picture!© RayemIn this context, the agency’s approach to this project was multiple; We worked on a systemic approach on Informal Architecture, on which an intervention was necessary for the safeguarding, the preservation and the extension of the historical heritage. According to centuries-old oral traditions, the residence was built orally, without any plan, just a few sketches drawn on the desert sand.Local construction techniques and ancestral savoir-faire and crafts of the villagers are an essential part of the project, with a social and environmental commitment. Materials are upcycled, diverted and reused in a short circuit; The facades are made up of an accumulation of raw earth bricks, recycled traditional windows, and shutters coming from the circular economy of the village. Part of the crowning consists of a triangular tent handcrafted by an ancestral tribe living in the Giza desert.Save this picture!© RayemA vertical stratification inscribes this architecture in a temporal process linking the vernacular, the contemporary and the nomad in one main building. This architecture with variable geometry allows both specific or integral protection system, effective against the sun rays, as well as optimal air-cooling flow on the levels.Save this picture!© RayemA hyper-contextual and sensorial architecture, open to the great pyramid. The Observatory was built in alignment with the pyramid of Khufu, the oldest, largest and only one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world still existing today.Save this picture!© RayemThe building has an East-West orientation, which gives it an optimal position to contemplate the trajectories of the sun and the moon in their greatest course possible. This exceptional situation allows examining the relationship of the Pyramid to the North Star, the precession of the equinoxes (change of direction of the axis of rotation of the earth) amongst others.Save this picture!© RayemThose relations create an architectural and landscape composition with logical continuities and concordances of views while opening powerful perspectives towards the pyramid from the garden, the swimming pool, the time room and even on the reflections of the furniture.  The Time Room is a powerful meditative observation space facing the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The textile roof folds and unfolds very quickly depending on the season, creating an open, covered or uncovered room. A specific wooden framework with pyramidal truss and radiating lines has been designed in a new typology, allowing to double the height under the ceiling. This triangular shape creates an aspiration, a three-dimensional portal, in a greater than life anamorphosis that frames the great pyramid of Giza. In addition, a horizontal canopy was installed towards the West façade and the sunset, creating a second irradiated anamorphosis of the great pyramid of Khufu which is revealed in the center of the Time Room.Save this picture!© RayemConnected to the elements, this architecture opens out without artifices, bays, glazing or other dividers to be in a vivid relationship with its environment, generating a hyper contextual space, sensory and porous.Save this picture!© RayemThe Cheops Observatory is both open and closed, nomad and sedentary, erectile and material construction. Back to the basics of Architecture, the Observatory creates a dialogue between local vernacular architecture and an architectural ready-made, an answer to the necessary mutation of informal architecture, one of the fundamental issues of 21st-century ecology.Save this picture!© RayemProject gallerySee allShow lessHow Colors Change the Perception of Interior SpacesArticlesThe Largest Open-Air Venue for Events and Concerts in Europe is Under Construction i…Architecture News Share “COPY” Photographs Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cheops Observatory Residence / Studio Malka Architecture Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935191/cheops-observatory-residence-studio-malka-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935191/cheops-observatory-residence-studio-malka-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses, Heritage•Egypt Year:  Projects “COPY”last_img read more

£2.5m fund launches to support digital inclusion for people with learning disabilities

first_img Melanie May | 2 March 2021 | News £2.5m fund launches to support digital inclusion for people with learning disabilities Tagged with: Digital Funding inclusion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 “Covid has shown how access to technology is a vital part of an independent and fulfilling life for everyone in the community.“AbilityNet has been helping disabled people harness the power of tech for over 20 years and the Digital Lifeline project offers a wonderful opportunity to help people with learning disabilities get their hands on tech which will transform their lives.”Helen Milner, CEO of Good Things Foundation, added:“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to highlight just how essential being online is for day-to-day living. But millions of people are still on the wrong side of the digital divide. People with learning disabilities face even more challenges. Staying connected is an essential lifeline they depend on and must not do without.”center_img  488 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 The government has set up a £2.5 million fund to provide devices, data and digital support to people with learning disabilities who can’t afford to get online.The Digital Lifeline scheme will fund 5,000 internet tablets preloaded with data and free tech support for those facing digital exclusion through cost being a barrier to internet access, and increased social isolation caused by coronavirus.As well as the devices and data, delivery partners will get a grant of £100 for every person they support. The minimum is 10 people + a grant of £1,000. More than 10 devices/£1,000 may be available to a single delivery partner, depending on demand.The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 15 March, and there are two webinars to provide more information about the programme and answer any questions: 10am on Tuesday 2 March (today) and 2pm on Wednesday 10 March. Recent ONS data found three in four people with a learning disability believe their wellbeing has been affected by the impact of coronavirus, compared with 37% of non-disabled people.Digital Minister Caroline Dinenage said:“The pandemic has been incredibly tough for disabled people who have struggled to get online for basic things like catching up with loved ones.“The Digital Lifeline fund will tackle this divide head on by putting thousands of devices in the hands of those who need them most, with free data and tech support on standby to help people with learning disabilities.”The first devices will be delivered from this month (March) and form part of a package of measures the government has taken to support disabled people during the pandemic, including making £4.6 billion available to local authorities to ease pressures on local services including adult social care and giving £1.2 million to seven learning disability and autism charities.The government is working on the project with digital inclusion charities Good Things Foundation and AbilityNet. AbilityNet will support the Digital Lifeline fund by providing tech advice on assistive technologies and accessibility assessments for individuals with multiple and/or profound disabilities. Good Things Foundation will provide support and guidance for the local organisations to help them distribute the devices safely and securely.Funding will also be provided for local organisations to provide support to help recipients learn how to use their device safely and confidently.Gary Moore, CEO of AbilityNet, said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Protect Against SDS and SCN With Saltro® Fungicide Seed Treatment

first_img SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 10, 2021 Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/saltro-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.As soybean growers prepare for planting this season, they’ll be looking for the best option to get their crop out of the ground quickly and protect their crop from yield robbing diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome.“Sudden Death Syndrome is one of the top yield robbing diseases that we have in the US,” says Kevin Scholl, agronomy service representative with Syngenta. He adds that SDS can cause up to 50 percent yield loss in a field.“The symptomologies appear earlier and more severe when it occurs in combination with SCN (Soybean Cyst Nematode) infection. This is due to a couple reasons. The SCN opens up the soybean root to allow the infection of the SDS pathogen. Also, these nematodes weaken and stress the plant because it’s a parasite too, and that will also increase the chance of infection from SDS.”Scholl says Saltro® fungicide seed treatment will help growers continue planting earlier and offer their soybeans the best defense against SDS and nematodes.“We need to set a good foundation against both SDS and SCN. Growers should consider upgrading to Saltro® fungicide seed treatment. Saltro® delivers great SDS protection while also providing a robust nematode activity. Unlike older technologies, Saltro® provides superior SDS protection without the negative effect of early-season crop stress, helping soybeans reach their full genetic yield potential. Saltro® provides a 4-bushel yield advantage over the market standard under SDS pressure according to many trials that we’ve had over the U.S.Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Protect Against SDS and SCN With Saltro® Fungicide Seed Treatment Protect Against SDS and SCN With Saltro® Fungicide Seed Treatment SHARE Previous articleEverett, Murphy Join Indiana Corn Growers Association BoardNext articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 11th, 2021 Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Let’s go digital for St.Patrick’s Day and share your celebrations online

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook 17/03/19 REPRO FREEDarak and Adrian at Limericks Saint Patricks day parade in 2019.Pic Sean Curtin True Media.WITH St. Patrick’s Day parades across the country cancelled, there is another way you and your children can celebrate the day.Limerick is always a kaleidoscope of colour on St Patrick’s Day as thousands of people dress up in the green of Limerick (and Ireland) to celebrate our National Holiday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While it is disappointing that the Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade and International Band Championship have been cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19, don’t let the cancellation stop you from celebrating at home.More than 40,000 people celebrate on the streets of Limerick for the ‘One Giant Leap’ St Patrick’s Day parade led by Grand Marshal Norah Patten who is in the running to become Ireland’s first astronaut. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.Share how you are celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Limerick by using #LimerickStPatsFestival on social media.Whether you are dying your hair green or putting a shamrock bandana on your dog, or painting your face, let us know and we will share it on the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival social channels.And why not take a trip down memory lane as you peruse some photographs of previous St Patrick’s Day Parades and International Band Championships.Jennifer performing with Fidget Feet on St Patrick’s Day.Photo: Cian ReinhardtLimerick City and County Council has retrieved photographs from its archives of previous events, some dating back to the middle of last century for you to look at. Perhaps you might be able to pick out someone you know from them.These photographs will be released on our social media channels on Sunday (15 March) and Tuesday (17 March) when the two parades were due to take place.#LimerickStPatsFestival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleWired FM’s night of Limerick hip hop now streamingNext articleAnd So I Watch You From Afar – rescheduled date Meghann Scully Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twittercenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postpaddys daySt Patrick’s Day LimerickNewsLet’s go digital for St.Patrick’s Day and share your celebrations onlineBy Meghann Scully – March 12, 2020 110 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

ZPG refinances its debt following recent business buying spree

first_imgZoopla parent company ZPG has revealed that it is to restructure its debt by raising £200 million through a bond or ‘senior notes’ issue.ZPG says the bonds will become due for repayment in five years’ time and will help it refinance its debt by securing more “attractive interest rates” until 2023.This gives it a further three years of breathing space – its existing debt, which is part of a £325 million facility, is due for repayment in 2020.In ZPG’s most recent financial report for 2017, the company says it spent £97.5 million repaying debt, up from £52.5 million during 2016.The bond issue, which will not be public and will be offered to investors through different financial channels, follows a significant spending spree by the company which has seen it acquire several businesses.Expensive acquisitionsThis has included most recently – and expensively – the acquisition of financial products website Money for £80m and Dutch property data firm Calcasa for £26.5 million.Within its latest results published late last year, ZPG revealed that it had a net debt (borrowings minus cash in the bank) of £191.5 million, up from £146.5 million in 2016, although its total borrowings and loans stood at £266.9 million.During 2017 ZPG extended its credit facilities by £125 million and raised £74.3 million through a share placing.“The proposed new debt package is expected to strengthen the Company’s financial position by offering it increased financial flexibility, providing a more stable and appropriate capital structure and allowing it to secure attractive interest rates for the next five years,” a ZPG spokesperson says.Read more about ZPG money.co.uk bond issue Calcassa debt refinancing Zoopla ZPG January 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » ZPG refinances its debt following recent business buying spree previous nextProducts & ServicesZPG refinances its debt following recent business buying spreeAfter total debt rises to £267 million, Zoopla’s parent company decides to refinance itself with a bond issue.Nigel Lewis8th January 201801,041 Viewslast_img read more

U.S. Navy Ships Popular Draw during Navy Week

first_img U.S. Navy Ships Popular Draw during Navy Week Share this article Training & Education View post tag: ships View post tag: Popular View post tag: Draw View post tag: Navy View post tag: during View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Ships Popular Draw during Navy Week View post tag: U.S. View post tag: News by topic U.S. Navy ships were a popular draw during Navy Week, which ended today with the departure of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln​…(dailynews)[mappress]Source: dailynews, August 2, 2011; View post tag: week August 2, 2011last_img

Fresh twist for breakfast

first_imgDélifrance UK is capitalising on the popularity of chocolate and vanilla flavours among UK consumers with the launch of a Vanilla Plait a twist on the traditional breakfast pastries. The plait is ready to bake from frozen in less than 20 minutes and comes in packs of 60.It joins an extensive summer collection from the firm, featuring savouries, patisserie and ’added-value’ pavés.The plait is also available in chocolate and maple & pecan varieties.last_img

Purple stays popular for wedding cakes

first_imgA Derbyshire bakery has revealed purple to be on trend for wedding cakes this year.Luke Evans Bakery, founded more than 200 years ago, has also found elegant and vintage styles, with intricate designs, are becoming increasingly popular among 2012 brides, following on from the royal wedding last year.Sharon Dance, who has created wedding cakes at Luke Evans Bakery for 18 years, said: “Last year purple became popular as a colour, and that’s continuing in 2012. Round is the most popular shape of cake, and many couples are opting for brighter, bold designs.“Trends in wedding cakes tend to go round in circles. It’s like fashion. When they come back round, the younger generation haven’t seen them before so they appear to be fresh and new. Having said that, there are always new designs, ideas and influences, so each wedding cake is individual and unique to a couple.”The American style of tiers of cake without the use of pillars or stands continues to be in demand, with round being the most popular shape of cake. In addition, modern alternatives to a traditional cake, such as cupcake wedding towers, allow newly-weds to have a range of different flavours of cake and endless choices when it comes to design.Dance added: “The wedding cake is traditionally the centrepiece of the wedding reception. The possibilities for style, design and decoration are virtually endless, and then of course there’s the type and flavour of cake. Many brides and grooms opt for a three-tier cake, with one tier of fruit cake, another tier of Madeira cake and a third tier of chocolate cake. This means they have something to suit everyone.”last_img read more

Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong Announces New Solo Album, ‘The Optimist’

first_imgCory Wong Upcoming Tour Dates6/27 – Durango, CO – The Animas City Theatre7/7 – Chicago, IL – Live in Lincoln Park8/15 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern8/16 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live8/17 – Pittsboro, NC – The BIG What?8/18 – Asheville, NC – Taproom at Sierra Nevada8/19 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse (at The International)8/21 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 58/24 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy8/25 – Fort Wayne, IN – Two EE’s Winery10/7 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Clamores10/10 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld10/11 – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen10/13 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Mondriaan Jazz Festival10/14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Jazz Festival10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet10/17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – BIRD10/19 – Zurich, Switzerland – Moods10/20 – Fribourg, Switzerland – La Spirale10/21 – Milan, Italy – Blue Note10/25 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween11/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreView All Tour Dates Cory Wong is quickly becoming one of our favorite guitarists in the live music scene. A frequent collaborator with fan-favorite minimalist funk ensemble, Vulfpeck, Wong is known for his pristine and rhythmically-oriented lead guitar style, his animated performances, and his charming onstage demeanor. Outside of Vulfpeck, the guitarist keeps himself busy with his work with Vulfpeck spin-off The Fearless Flyers as well as his own solo career touring with the Cory Wong Band.Today, Cory Wong has announced that he’ll be releasing his sophomore solo album, The Optimist, on August 17th, with pre-order going on now via his website here. The album comes on the heels of his decision in 2017 to step out on his own with the release of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album.As detailed in a press release,Why The Optimist? At age 16, after suffering a concussive head injury, Wong had been told he had two weeks to live. Or maybe he would be fine. The doctors honestly weren’t sure why his right arm kept going numb, but following a month-and-a-half of visits and tests and second opinions, their best guess was that he had a blood clot with the potential to reach his brain at any moment. If that happened, death would be nearly instantaneous. … Wong survived, of course, and while his symptoms eventually faded away, the relentlessly defiant brand of optimism he cultivated that summer never did. In fact, nearly two decades later, it forms the bedrock of his ecstatic new album, The Optimist. Recorded in spontaneous sessions with a series of all-star lineups, the collection showcases both Wong’s prodigious instrumental virtuosity and his broad emotional reach. The songs are profoundly funky, infectiously joyful, and as playful as they are peerless. Paired with his quirky music videos, the tracks feel retro and futuristic all at once. At a time of bitter political strife and deep cultural divisions, Wong has crafted something truly unifying: an album that delights in the pleasures of human connection and revels in the limitless possibility of artistic collaboration.As Wong explains about the creation of The Optimist, “I got a call one day from Ricky Peterson, who’s played organ with David Sanborn and George Benson. He was coming to town, so I told him I had some tunes I was working on and we should get together and record them the following week. The only problem was I didn’t actually have any songs and I didn’t have a session booked.”However, in keeping in the name of his forthcoming album, Wong made it work. In just six days, the funky guitarist wrote a number of brand-new tunes and put together a rhythm section to record the album featuring his longtime mentors from Prince‘s band, drummer Michael Bland and bassist Sonny Thompson. After a successful initial recording session, Wong curated a totally different lineup of musicians for another recording day in Minneapolis, then added a third recording session in Nashville with the Ben Rector Band backing him.With the initial tracks laid out, Cory Wong sent the tracks off to a number of collaborators around the world. German star Marti Fischer recorded for the album from Berlin, and British singer KATIS contributed from London. Wong also sought out a number of special guests stateside, including friend and fellow Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley, Ripe frontman Robbie Wulfsohn, and Prince’s legendary horn section, The Hornheads.Explains Wong,The Hornheads are best known as Prince’s horn section, and their leader, Michael Nelson, did most of the horn arrangements for Prince. The guys are all 20-30 years older than us, but we fit right in as friends because they love seeing young musicians with such passion. Michael told me that after Prince died, it was really fun for him to find a new artist to work with on stuff like this, and it’s been a great community-building thing. We even have a musicians’ racquetball club together now.Make sure to stay tuned for more information about Cory Wong’s new album, which is due out August 17th. You can also catch Cory Wong on the road this fall, so check out his tour dates below. For more information on the album or ticketing, head to Cory Wong’s website here.last_img read more

Galactic Shows The Fonda Theatre That L.A. Is ‘Already Ready Already’ For New Orleans Jams [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images As collectively eclectic as the jam scene has become, be it in Los Angeles or across the country, those outfits hailing from New Orleans still stand apart, as much for their typically brassy instrumentation as their funky, jazzy Bayou beats. And as much as Louisiana has lent its signature sound to L.A., no band fits both settings quite like Galactic.With Con Brio and Fishbone warming (and then riling) up the crowd on a Friday night, March 29th, in Hollywood, Galactic made its triumphant return to the Fonda Theatre. And while neither Chali 2na nor Trombone Shorty made cameos this time around, the main event was no less of a foot-stomping, hip-shaking celebration of the Crescent City’s yearly descent on Southern California.Since this was the Already Ready Already tour, it only made sense that Galactic would lean heavily on tracks from the new album of the same name. The band began with the LP-ending “Ready Already” jam. That afforded bassist Robert Mercurio, drummer Stanton Moore, saxophonist Ben Ellman, trumpeter Shamarr Allen, guitarist Jeff Raines and Richard Vogel on keys to shine a bit before the biggest star of the show, vocalist Erica Falls, seized the spotlight.EXCLUSIVE: Stanton Moore Talks Galactic’s New Album, Buying Tipitina’s, & “Playing Like You Own The Place”The New Orleans native brought to life a slew of songs that have only just begun to work their way into Galactic’s regular catalogue. She got people shimmying through “Clap Your Hands”, evoked a more pop-R&B-friendly groove through “Going Straight Crazy” and perfectly replicated her own recorded performance on “Touch Get Cut”.As the featured singer on this and most nights of Galactic’s ongoing tour, Erica put her own spin on all of the group’s other vocal arrangements, as well. She combined a feathery lightness with her incumbent power to hit the highest notes on “Higher and Higher”, got people clapping and tapping a la Ms. Charm Taylor for “Right On,” infused her tones with more than a touch of David Shaw’s rock sensibilities on “Hey Na Na” and “Dolla Diva”, did justice (and then some) to Cyril Neville’s turn on “You Don’t Know”, filled Macy Gray’s shoes alongside Con Brio’s Ziek McCarter on “Into the Deep,” needed no help doing her best Irma Thomas impression on “Heart of Steel”, and flipped the script for “Never Called You Crazy” to close out the main set.As much as Erica did to elevate the evening, she left ample opportunity for Galactic’s stirring instrumentation to bring the audience to a full funky froth. From “Fabuloso” and “Doomed” to “Tiger Roll”, “Coolin’ Off Medley”, “Big Whiskers”, and “Baker’s Dozen”, there was no shortage of tight, titillating jams—as if this bunch would ever allow anything less.Such is the majesty of the confluence of funky jazz that continues to ooze out of New Orleans. There is equal respect paid to every element of the band because each member’s talent and energy demands it. Galactic’s latest foray into L.A.’s musical milieu only further solidified that reputation and, in all likelihood, set the stage for more toe-tapping good times in the months and years to come.You can check out a gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Brandon Weil.For a full list of Galactic’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Galactic w/ Fishbone, Con Brio | Fonda Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | 3/29/19 | Photos: Brandon Weillast_img read more