Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Almer plays for John Frizzell's new score!!!!!!

We are happy to announce that this movie "From Mexico with Love" is finally going to be released October 2009!!!! The score was written by famed film composer, John Frizzell. Listen to the preview below where Almer is featured playing (and improvising!!!) the following:

Classical guitar
Flamenco guitar
Electric guitar


The Return of the AlmaNova World Music Collective!!!!

Hello all,

Just wanted to let you know about some performances happening this coming Saturday, October 3rd in South Pasadena. We are participating in the SoPas Arts Fest. Here are the details:

6pm-7pm @ the SPMCC: Jessica Pierce, flute and Angela Cholakyan, piano
We will present a program of classical repertoire for the time-honored ensemble including Bach, Taktakkishvilli, and Enesco

7:30-8:30pm @ the Mission Gold Line Station: AlmaNova World Music Collective
Almer and Jessica will be joined by Zach Hahn, bass and Dan Schnelle, drums to rock the house for an encore performance of this favorite band of So Pas!!!!

8:30-9:30pm @the Mission Gold Line Station: Maestro Alex Gregory
Almer will join the Maestro of rock guitar for some electric shredding!

For more exact info click here

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Two Wins for AlmaNova in Nashville!!!!!

A few months ago, we found out that we were nominated in two categories by the organization Just Plain Folks, the world's largest independent music awards organization. We are pleased to announce that we WON both categories:


JPF Music Awards:
AlmaNova "Debut" -Best Instrumental Album 2009
Almer Imamovic "Sarajevo Nights" -Best Instrumental Song 2009

The results were announced this past weekend in Nashville. We were not able to attend, but are so thrilled! This completely took us by surprise. We still don't know who nominated us originally. 'Debut' was our first CD and it has a very special place in our hearts. We recorded the CD in 2006 and are touched to learn that it still is receiving such positive attention. These great honors have encouraged us to continue expanding our repertoire and has profoundly impacted Almer's wish to continue composing!!!

A very heartfelt thanks to all who have supported our music!

Click here for complete list of winners.