Moroccan/Swedish record producer RedOne to perform in Bahrain

RedOne is a multitalented Moroccan/Swedish record producer behind over 70 international hit singles including 35 (and counting) #1 singles. (Supplied)
Updated 10 January 2019
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Moroccan/Swedish record producer RedOne to perform in Bahrain

  • The meeting of RedOne and Lady Gaga was the beginning of a mutual worldwide success story
  • RedOne will appear in Bahrain as part of his 2019 Big World Tour — featuring special guests

RIYADH: RedOne, the top multi Grammy award-winning producer, singer, musician and songwriter is coming for a 2-day stay in Bahrain (10-12th January 2019). RedOne is a multitalented Moroccan/Swedish record producer and executive behind over 70 international hit singles including 35 (and counting) #1 singles, which has made him one of the most successful and sought after record producers and songwriters in the world.

If you are wondering what is the common denominator of Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Usher, Marc Anthony, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Mary J Blige, Cheb Khaled, Mylene Farmer and One Direction? The answer is RedOne, who collaborated with all of these big stars and inspired them.

Two of the albums that he had produced had more than 700 million records sold with three record-breaking hits (Bad Romance, On The Floor, Poker Face). It takes discipline to prevail and that’s why RedOne works hard and demands perfection of himself to write a song for all the great artists that he works with. His passion for music and love for the people inspires him to write songs that later become worldwide hits.

RedOne is like a powerful magnet. Whenever he crosses paths with a talented singer, famous or not, he radiates a positive energy which transcends the person’s career to dizzying heights. He has proven to be an inspiration to the Music World for over two decades but has remained humble of the musical phenomena he has created from scratch.

Despite all of his successes, RedOne has kept his feet on the ground. He had to go through a difficult path when he started his career, struggling in Sweden and later in the USA, before reaching a remarkable success as he pursued his dreams of becoming a famous singer and songwriter.

The meeting of RedOne and Lady Gaga, when she was a raw prototype of herself, was definitely the start of a mutual worldwide success which lead to the inception of hits like “Poker Face”, “Alejandro” and the exemplary “Monster” track.

At this stage, RedOne is not only an artist but sees himself as a “Citizen of the World” and committed to his principle of spreading love to everyone through his published songs and his next featured album to be released in 2019.

RedOne will appear in Bahrain as part of his 2019 Big World Tour — featuring special guests — that will be unveiled shortly. Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, The Kingdom of Bahrain was specifically chosen by RedOne, having a strong passion for genuine Arabic and Muslim culture and heritage with a mix of modern and cutting-edge facilities.


Lefaucheux revolver ‘Van Gogh killed himself with’ up for auction

Updated 17 June 2019
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Lefaucheux revolver ‘Van Gogh killed himself with’ up for auction

  • Van Gogh experts believe that he shot himself with the gun near the village of Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris
  • The seven-millimeter Lefaucheux revolver is expected to fetch up to $67,000

PARIS: The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer Wednesday at a Paris auction house.
Billed as “the most famous weapon in the history of art,” the seven mm Lefaucheux revolver is expected to fetch up to $67,000 (€60,000).
Van Gogh experts believe that he shot himself with the revolver near the village of Auvers-sur-Oise north of Paris, where he spent the last few months of his life in 1890.
Discovered by a farmer in 1965 in the same field where the troubled Dutch painter is thought to have fatally wounded himself, the gun has already been exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
While Art Auction, who are selling the gun, say there is no way of being absolutely certain that it is the fatal weapon, tests showed it had been in the ground for 75 years, which would fit.
The Dutch artist had borrowed the gun from the owner of the inn in the village where he was staying.
He died 36 hours later after staggering wounded back to the auberge in the dark.
It was not his first dramatic act of self-harm. Two years earlier in 1888, he cut off his ear before offering it to a woman in a brothel in Arles in the south of France.
While most art historians agree that Van Gogh killed himself, that assumption has been questioned in recent years, with some researchers claiming that the fatal shot may have been fired accidentally by two local boys playing with the weapon in the field.
That theory won fresh support from a new biopic of the artist starring Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate.”
Its director, the renowned American painter Julian Schnabel, said that Van Gogh had painted 75 canvasses in his 80 days at Auvers-sur-Oise and was unlikely to be suicidal.
The legendary French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere — who co-wrote the script with Schnabel — insisted that there “is absolutely no proof he killed himself.
“Do I believe that Van Gogh killed himself? Absolutely not!” he declared when the film was premiered at the Venice film festival last September.
He said Van Gogh painted some of his best work in his final days, including his “Portrait of Dr. Gachet,” the local doctor who later tried to save his life.
It set a world record when it sold for $82.5 million in 1990.
The bullet Dr. Gachet extracted from Van Gogh’s chest was the same caliber as the one used by the Lefaucheux revolver.
“Van Gogh was working constantly. Every day he made a new work. He was not at all sad,” Carriere argued.
In the film the gun goes off after the two young boys, who were brothers, got into a struggle with the bohemian stranger.
Auction Art said that the farmer who found the gun in 1965 gave it to the owners of the inn at Auvers-sur-Oise, whose family are now selling it.
“Technical tests on the weapon have shown the weapon was used and indicate that it stayed in the ground for a period that would coincide with 1890,” it said.
“All these clues give credence to the theory that this is the weapon used in the suicide.”
That did not exclude, the auction house added, that the gun could also have been hidden or abandoned by the two young brothers in the field.
The auction comes as crowds are flocking to an immersive Van Gogh exhibition in the French capital which allows “the audience to enter his landscapes” through projections on the gallery’s walls, ceilings and floors.
“Van Gogh, Starry Night” runs at the Atelier des Lumieres in the east of the city until December.