Giving the Gift of Independent Music

This year, I have enjoyed my personal journey into independent music. This and That With Calandra has vowed to support and share with our readers independent music and its artists. So I felt it only fitting to encourage you to support independent music – give yourself (and others) the gift of independent music. If you…

Independent Artist Spotlight: Ahmed Sirour

As promised, This and That With Calandra is committed to supporting independent music and spotlighting independent artists. Our first spotlight is my interview with artist Ahmed Sirour. Ahmed Sirour is a native of Brooklyn, NY and self-taught keyboardist/pianist with no formal or informal music training, learning how to play in his early 20s by listening…

Music Notes: Support Independent Music

Being a lifelong music lover, I must admit that I never thought much about independent music and independent artists until the past year or so. In my mind, I always defined indie music as a genre of “alternative” or “non-mainstream” music. I thought of indie artists as folks who sold their music out of the…

Support Independent Music

Being a lifelong music lover, I must admit that I never thought much about independent music and independent artists until the past year or so. In my mind, I always defined indie music as a genre of “alternative” or “non-mainstream” music. I thought of indie artists as folks who sold their music out of the…