Amina: a modern Scheherazade

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About Amina Amina is a symbol of successful musical fusion between Arab and Western worlds emerging right in the 1980s when World music is rising. Her artistic make-up brought her up in two cultures, the cultural melting pot of the Tunisian city of Carthage (with Maghrebi music, Italian variety and the music of Joan Baez and James Brown brought through the Tabarka Festival) and Paris, where she attended the Conservatoire briefly for some formal musical training and was introduced to classical works and exposed … Read on…

I Write The Songs 50

This is the playlist for the I Write The Songs 50 radio show presented by Tiki Black and including great music. The show is aired three times a week via Canalside Community Radio. I Write The Songs 50 – part 1 Tasmin Archer, Sleeping satellite, 1992 4.xx Elvis Costello, Every day I write the book, 1983, Tanita Tikaram, Twist in my sobriety, 1988, 4.50 David Bowie, Changes (live), 19xx, 3.33 Coco Mbassi, Blubridge, 2014, :53 … Read on…

I Write The Songs #42

Main theme: Guitars Bye, Bye Baby, Janis Joplin a song written by Powell St. John, interpreted by Big Brother and the Holding Company on their first album, featuring Janis Joplin) 1966 – Angel, Jimi Hendrix – This garden, Jo Bywater, 2013, England – Wind cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix, 3.21, 1967, USA – You know, Laura Marling, 2013 – Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA Against All Odds, Phil Collins, England – Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #37

The Power Of Love, Gabrielle Aplin, 4.05, 2012, UK Creep, Radiohead, 3.59, 1992, UK Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 3.53, 2013, x Fire, Babyface and Des’ree, 3.47, 1998, USA/UK Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA Stars, Simply Red, 4.08, 1991, UK Islands In The Stream, Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger, 4.08, 2007, USA Immortality, Celine Dion (Bee Gees cover), 4.09, 1997, Canada, US How Deep Is Your Love, Take That (Bee Gees Cover), … Read on…

I Write The Songs #25

including a Leonard Cohen Special Somewhere Only We Know, Lily Allen, 2013, England Side, Travis, Scotland Coucou, Charlotte Dipanda, Cameroon Slip Sliding Away, Paul Simon, 1977, USA Picking Up The Pieces, Paloma Faith, 3.33, 2012 7 Seconds, Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, 5.03, Senegal/Sweden You Know, Laura Marling, 2.31, 2013, England You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Eddie Vedder (Lennon-McCartney) You’ve Got The Trees, Alex Highton, 2.02, 2013, Tapestry, Carole King, 3.15, 1971, Walk … Read on…

I Write The Songs #22

Silent All These Years, Tori Amos, 3.xx, 1991, USA Sounds Of Silence, Paul Simon, 3.05 Babooshka, Kate Bush, UK You’ve Got To Be Joking, Apple Rabbits, 3.26 Follow the Heron, Karine Polwart, 3.04, 1998 Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond, 3.22, 1969/1971 Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Lauryn Hill Ayo Technology, Milow Lorde, Royals Frat, Anthony David, x.xx, 2009 Wrecking In Wrecking Yard, Steve Agnew Joe Le Taxi, Vanessa Paradis Sleeping Satellite, Tasmin Archer, 4.39, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #16

Theme: The many faces of love Love Is A Losing Game, Amy Whinehouse, 2.35, 2007, UK Lilac Wine, Jeff Buckley, 4.32, 1994, USA Never Is A Promise, Fiona Apple, 5.54, 1996, USA Love Is Like A Butterfly, Dolly Parton, 2.20, 1974, USA L’amoureuse, Carla Bruni, 3.04, 2008, France/Italy Mad About You, Sting, 3.53, 1991, UK Music Box, Mariah Carey, 4.58, 1993, USA Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 3.55, 2013, USA Orinoco Flow, Enya, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #12

Your Song, Ellie Goulding (Elton John cover), 3.00, 2011, UK Sound Of Silence, Paul Simon, 3.04, 1966, USA True Colours, (Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly cover), 3.31, 2010, USA Eye In The Sky, The Alan Parsons Project, 4.36, 1982, UK No Meu Pais, Dom La Nena, 3.05, 2013, Brazil More Than Words, Extreme, 3.42, 1991, USA Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA You Make It Real, James Morisson, 3.31, 2008, UK Picking Up The Pieces, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #10

(MANDATORY CREDIT David Montgomery/Getty Images) Nigerian-British singer Sade Adu or Sade, circa 1980. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

Your Love Is King, Sade, 3.38, 1984, UK My Valentine, Paul McCartney, 3.13, 2012, UK White Flag, Dido, 3.59, 2003, UK Side, ( Fran Healy ) Travis, 3.54, 2001, Scotland Coucou, Charlotte Dipanda, 3.45, 2012, Cameroon Yellow, Coldplay, 4.29, 2000, UK Make You Feel My Love, Adele ( Bob Dylan Cover ), 3.30, 2008, UK/USA Tower Of Song, Tom Jones ( Leonard Cohen cover ), 3.57, 2013, Canada/UK Love Is A Losing Game, Amy Whinehouse, … Read on…