Achinoam Nini aka Noa, the wild flower

Achinoam Nini aka Noa in Maremma, Italy - Photo by Michela Nunes

Achinoam Nini aka Noa It would be a crime to box up Achinoam Nini aka Noa as a world artist whatever that means. There is seldom a musician with more variety in their music, calling her roots at times, or just having a hint of them in the back of a song, but always first singing a song not a genre. She sings fluently in English, Italian, French and Hebrew, goes from Folk to Pop … Read on…

I Write The Songs #70 featuring Enya

Songwriter of the week:  Enya part 1 Enya, Orinocco Flow, Ireland Pink Floyd, Hey You (Roger Waters) Noa, Mishaela, 3.09, Israel Damon Albarn, Everyday robots, 2014 Suzanne Vega, Luka Cat Stevens, Moonshadow part 2 Enya, Watermark Lo-fang, You’re the one that I want (John Farrar) Daria Kulesh, Right here Ultravox, Contact, 2012 Karine Polwart, Follow the heron, Scotland John Denver, Take me home country roads part 3. Enya, Only time, 2000 All Saints, Pure shores, … Read on…

I Write The Songs 63

I Write The Songs 63 – part 1 London Grammar, Strong (Caught in the middle) (Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman, Dominic ‘Dot’ Major) Tom Jones, Tower of song (Leonard Cohen) Yael Naim & David Donatien, New soul Le vent du nord, L’échafaud (from the album Têtu) >>> Beth Orton, Best bit I Write The Songs 63 – part 2 Cat Stevens, Moonshadow Noa, Eye in the sky Youssou N’Dour, Chimes of freedom (Bob Dylan) Beth Orton, … Read on…

Noa: I Write The Songs 58

Noa: I Write The Songs 58 – part 1 Noa, Eye in the sky (Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson) Manic Street Preachers, Umbrella (Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Shawn Carter) Lily & Madeleine, In The middle Noa, Lama Ray Charles, Imagine Pitch Feather, Painter’s Symphony (Alberta and Chung Leong) Hozier, Take me to church Noa: I Write The Songs 58 – part 2 Ellie Goulding, Your song (Elton John and Bernie Taupin) James Keelaghan, Red … Read on…

I Write The Songs 57

I Write The Songs 57 – Theme: International women’s day – Human first – dedicated to our sisters, mothers, daughters and wives around the world; from me to my mum who, along with 6 other phenomenal women, created the Association Against Violence Against Women in Cameroon to fight the upsurge of violence against women (brought more to prominence by the 1991 happenings in their environment), of the attackers’ impunity, the people’s complicity, and the victims’ powerlessness. They are … Read on…

I Write The Songs #41

part 1 Put you records on, Corinne Bailey Rae, 2006, UK Crippled inside, John Lennon, UK I Wish I Was A Bird, Jesse Harris, USA Soundtrack featured: Pure Shores, Shaznay Lewis (All Saints), UK/Canada Run, Snow Patrol, 2004, Ireland/Scotland Featured singer-songwriter: Iain Archer Sitting on the dock of the bay, Otis Redding part 2 This boy, James Morrisson (written with Tim Kellett), 3.50, 2008, UK Smile, Lily Allen, 2006, UK The Scientist, Coldplay, 2002, UK Elderflower Fall, Pitch Feather, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #39

Crossroads, Tracy Chapman, 4.11, 1989 Grace, Jeff Buckley, 5.21, 1994 No more I love yous, Annie Lennox, 4.49, 1995, Scotland Ashes, Ben Harper, 3.51 Still, Macy Gray, 4.13, 1999, USA I need a dollar, Aloe Blacc, 4.03, 2011, USA Somewhere only we know, Lily Allen Everybody’s changing, Keane Beautiful that way, Noa, Israel Complainte de la butte Rufus Wainwright, Canada Confusion, The Zutons, England Feel it all, KT Tunstall, 3.46, 2013 Carolina on my mind, James Taylor, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #26

Dolly Parton

Save The Last Dance For Me, Dolly Parton, 3.45, 1983, USA It’s growing, James Taylor, 4.07, 2009, USA Eye in the sky, Noa, 4.15, 2003, Israel A l’ombre du coeur de ma mie, Debademba, 2.58, 2011, France Billie Jean, Civil Wars, 4.09, 2012, USA Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John, 3.14, 1973, UK Baby Can I Hold You, Tracy Chapman, 3.11, 1988, USA Come As You Are, Nirvana, 3.38, 1992, USA Wet Boy, Camille, 2.28, … Read on…

I Write The Songs #19

Willow, Joan Armatrading, 4.47, xxxx, x Planet Telex, Radiohead, x.xx, xxxx, x Eye In The Sky, Noa (cover), x.xx, xxxx, Israel/UK Chemical World, Blur, x.xx, xxxx, x Littlest Things, Lily Allen, x.xx, xxxx, UK x, x, x.xx, xxxx, x As, Stevie Wonder, 3.27, 1976, USA My Kind Of Love, Emile Sande, 3.16, 2012, Scotland Redemption Song, Richard Bona (Bob Marley cover), 4.53, xxxx, Cameroon/Jamaica Everybody Hurts (unplugged), The Corrs (cover), 5.15, 1993, x The River, … Read on…

I Write The Songs 1

Adele

I Write The Songs 1 – part 1 Skyfall, Adele, 4’49, 2012, UK Tower of Song, Leonard Cohen, 5’35, 1995, Canada Your Song, Ellie Goulding (Elton John cover), 3’10, 2012, UK I write the songs, Barry Manilow (Bruce Johnston), 3’43, 1975, USA Where are we now, David Bowie, 2013, 4’08, UK Twist in my sobriety, Tanita Tikaram, 3’53, 1988, UK Dust on my shoes, Tanita Tikaram, UK You give me something, James Morrison, 3’31, 2006, … Read on…