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“Fly Like a Song” experienced by Henry Padovani – celebrating Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

As part of the ongoing Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa ‘Masters in Residence’ programme, the resort is delighted to announce that their next Master in Residence will be the enduring multi-talented Henry Padovani, the co-founder with Sting of the popular English rock band “The Police”.

Guests at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, will have the opportunity to enjoy Henry Padovani’s exciting approach to live entertainment from 6 to 12 January, 2017. The show consists of Padovani’s own compositions, in French and English, blues flavoured with classic rock songs and stories of his personal experiences with some of the most famous and revered names in music.

The cultural project “Fly Like a Song”, concept created by WasteNOTime, moves deeply into and beyond the usual sense of fellow-feeling generated by music. Cagey mix of attitude and poetry to an idiosyncratic sound built around jangling guitars and hazy vocals. It brings to life the essence of the world’s landscapes through an artistic journey for sustainable social impact.

The Corsican musician, broadcaster, writer, TV presenter, promoter and songwriter, author, modernist and traditionalist is truly un-matched even in the flamboyant and colorful world of rock’n’roll.  He first made headlines in the 1970s as co-founder of The Police with Sting and Stewart Copeland.  Highlights of his career include the Flying Padovanis, London’s psycho-punk super-stars of choice. He formed a highly successful record company, managed Zucchero, the biggest solo act in Europe, and moved into the film business writing music for some much acclaimed French films.  In 2007 Padovani returned to his musical roots, back on stage with The Police for two blistering nights at the Stade de France in Paris.

In 2008 the Flying Padovanis hit the road again for big shows in Paris, London and Japan. At the same time a major feature film of Henry’s life, “Rock & Roll of Corse”, was released.  It was loosely based on the superstar’s best-selling book of his memoirs, “Secret Police Man”, published by Flammarion. During the past two years he has made full-house tours of Italy, Brazil and Japan.

Last year saw the release of a new album. Meanwhile Padovani started work on his first solo album, and preparations for another exciting new project, a tour of the best and most exclusive venues in the world with “Fly Like a Song”, featuring acoustic, guitar and vocalist.

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