Paris, France – In 2016, Lola James Harper and Amastan Paris first came together to celebrate their mutual appreciation of travel, culture and sharing life’s greatest memories with a series of live concerts and an impressive photo installation by Lola James Harper at Pop-in, Amastan’s creative project space.
Almost three years after their first encounter, Amastan Paris and Lola James Harper meet again in the same spirit of friendship to launch a brand-new creative initiative, a one-of-akind pop-up recording studio, Studio A. This collaboration draws upon Lola James Harper’s broader project, Togetherness, which features its iconic world of sunbathed friendships, family, and the art of having fun.
After having spent two years roaming the globe and gathering pictures, scents and music, Lola James Harper settles down at Amastan’s Pop-in for the months of February and March 2019 to materialise their shared vision: create simple, yet memorable, moments of truth through incredible conversations.
They will invite press, influencers and friends from around the world to part take in private recording sessions with Lola James Harper’s founder and artist, Rami Mekdachi. Studio A’s non-musician guests will be able to experience a truly authentic music recording session and freely express their most youthful selves with a variety of instruments in hand ranging from vintage Gretsch drums, and Fender and Epiphone guitars to a Korg keyboard.
Abiding by the collaboration’s central idea of sharing and togetherness, each of Studio A’s guests will walk away with his or her own personal song, thereby naturally becoming a participant in Lola James Harper wider Togetherness project. “The Studio A Sessions” album will be available for download this Spring, along with interviews and footage on www.lolajamesharper.com and Amastan’s social media channels.
To coincide with the recording sessions, Lola James Harper has crafted a collaboration Studio A candle specially for the occasion. The #22 THE AMASTAN STUDIO A will fill the air of the studio with delicate cedar wood notes and will then remain as an everlasting memento of this musical partnership.
Following the launch, everyone will also be invited to enjoy the comfort of Amastan’s living space and B&O bluetooth headphones and experience an excerpt of WITH - a poetic film about music and togetherness featuring artists and music recorded over 10 years from around the world by Lola James Harper. In partnership with Bang & Olufsen guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the musical journey on a 55” inch screen TV.
“Playing music is like talking all together at the same time to create a sentence that no one had in mind before… Music is togetherness…We love to play music with our friends, even when they've never touched any musical instruments… Just for the sake of playing together and letting go… Zied really understand our ways and leave us all the room we need to share them… He has always open his arms and his Amastan house to our happenings and ideas… He is part of the Lola James Harper family… ” –Rami Mekdachi, founder of Lola James Harper
“Rami’s generous way of life and creative versatility which Lola James Harper represents is definitely at the core of who the Amastan guest is. He has become a dear friend and we are excited to welcome him again at our house to continue to engage our audiences in new, relevant and creative ways during this musical collaboration.”–Zied Sanhaji, founder of Amastan
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