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…

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49

Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – features songwriter of the week Roland Orzabal and quite a lot of his ventures with band Tears for fears, original or covered. Roland Orzabal: I Write The Songs 49 – part 1 Woman in chains, Tears for Fears Roland Orzabal’s duet with Oleta Adams Roland Orzabal is our songwriter of the week – Lo-Fang, You’re the one that i want (John Farrar), 2014 Norah Jones, Shoot the … Read on…

I Write The songs #24

RIP Lou Reed with a double bill of him at the end A Woman’s Worth, Alicia Keys, 5.30, 2002, USA You Make It Real, James Morrison, 3.31, 2008, UK Woman, Neneh Cherry, 4.10, 1996, Sweden To Hide Your Love Away, Eddie Vedder (Lennon-McCartney cover), 2.08, USA Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple 3.44, 2005, USA Streets Of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen, USA — Your Song, Ellie Goulding (Elton John cover), 3.00, 2011, England Sunday Morning, Maroon 5, 4.01, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #17

______, The Cranberries (O’Riordan Dolores), 2.58, 1994 Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel, 4.51, 1970, USA A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Annie Lennox Back To The River, Lily & Madeleine, 2013, USA Besame Mucho Desafindo, Astrud Gilberto & George Michael, 3.17 Save Tonight, Eagle-Eye Cherry, 3.56, 1998, Sweden Who’d Have Known, Lily Allen, 3.56, England Patience, Take That, 3.19, 2006, England Il Lila, Alessandro/Andrea Belli and Franco Meliopaoli, France/Italy ____, ____ ____, x.xx, xxxx, … 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…