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Amaretto Iced Coffee

Despite the known history on the introduction and acceptance of almonds into Italian cuisine, newer takes on the meanings and origins have been popularized by the two major brands. Though of sometimes questionable factuality, these tales hold a sentimental place in Saronno culture:

In 1525, a Saronno church commissioned artist Bernardino Luini, one of Leonardo da Vinci‘s pupils, to paint their sanctuary with frescoes. As the church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Luini needed to depict the Madonna, but was in need of a model. He found his inspiration in a young widowed innkeeper, who became his model and (in most versions) lover. Out of gratitude and affection, the woman wished to give him a gift. Her simple means did not permit much, so she steeped apricot kernels in brandy and presented the resulting concoction to a touched Luini.

Amaretto (Italian for “a little bitter”) is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur associated with SaronnoItaly. Various commercial brands are made from a base of apricot pits, almonds, or both.[1]

Amaretto serves a variety of culinary uses, can be drunk by itself, and is added to other beverages to create several popular mixed drinks, as well as to coffee.

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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in music

 

“Fou Mareko Eteru – (Before You Break/Leave) AE E TE LEI TUUA (cover)” 

“Fou Mareko Eteru – (Before You Break/Leave) AE E TE LEI TUUA (cover)” 

Mark Sagapolutele[1] (born 15 June 1981), best known by his stage name Mareko, is a New Zealand rapper and hip hop artist of Samoan descent South Auckland.

Career
Mareko’s career began as a member of the Deceptikonz, a South Auckland rap crew. The group won accolades in 2001, receiving nominations for several New Zealand music awards. Mareko released a solo album, White Sunday, in 2003, which peaked at #4 in New Zealand.[2]Two singles from the album hit the New Zealand singles charts that year: “Mareko (Here to Stay)” (#4) and “Stop, Drop and Roll” (#6; credited to Mareko feat. Deceptikonz).[3] In 2006, Mareko returned to the charts with a guest appearance on Tha Feelstyle’s #17 single, “I Do Believe (Tha Remix)”.[3]

  AE E TE LEI TUUA            English lyrics:  Before You Break/Leave

Before you leave me Think again express Years before and what happened to it The barren land will do for the roses living All I’m surprised that I am for you  RESPONSE: Not a house on the hill and buy precious stones No clothing bad back dress Everything stood still in front to get to know All I’m surprised that I am for you  Great I love than anything I could Serve and who you want it Only a gold I will give thought to me All I’m surprised that I am for you  CHORUS x2  All I’m surprised that I am for you All I’m surprised that I am for you …

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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in music, other, pacific islands

 

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“Cat Stevens – Moon Shadow (1970)”

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“Moonshadow” is a song from the album Teaser and the Firecat, released by Cat Stevens in 1971. Stevens, who is now known as Yusuf Islam, considers this his favourite of his old songs. It is one of the songs that convinced him to release a Greatest Hits record of his work as Cat Stevens. He felt its uplifting message could help people.[1]

When Yusuf appeared on The Chris Isaak Hour in 2009, he said of this song: “I was on a holiday in Spain. I was a kid from the West End (of London) – bright lights, et cetera. I never got to see the moon on its own in the dark, there were always streetlamps. So there I was on the edge of the water on a beautiful night with the moon glowing, and suddenly I looked down and saw my shadow. I thought that was so cool, I’d never seen it before.”

An animated short featuring the song was part of the Fantastic Animation Festival feature film released in 1977.[2] The animation begins with a still frame of Teaser and his pet Firecat, pictured as they appear on the cover of the album bearing their names. The picture comes to life, and in the course of the animation, they find the fallen Moon, ride on it as it flies, and find a way to replace it in the sky. The beginning and ending story portions were written by Cat Stevens and narrated by Spike Milligan.[2] The video also appears as a special feature on the Majikat Concert DVD.[3]

In May 2012, Moonshadow, a new musical by Yusuf, featuring music from throughout his career, opened at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. The show received mixed reviews and closed four weeks early.[4][5]

The song appears as “Moon Shadow” on both the UK and US labels of the single release.

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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in 1970s, male vocalist

 

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DJ Maretimo – Samoa Skipper (Sailing Mix)

DJ Maretimo – Samoa Skipper (Sailing Mix)

DJ Maretimo is a German Lounge & Chillhouse DJ and is spinning his turntables for more than 25 years. He plays the best of chillout, lounge and house music.

Known for its major hits within the electronic scene, DJ Maretimo’s own Record Label “Manifold Records” is not only the perfect place for himself but also for DJ’s around the world. Founded in 1989, the Label can look back on a successful time. The album “Island Of Chill” is over 10 years almost seamlessly in the iTunes Top 100 of all electronic releases and one of the most successful releases of all time. 

The Chillout and House tracks selected by DJ Maretimo can be found on hundreds of compilations – the best known example is definitely the series “Cafe del Mar” of the famous Ibiza Chillout Cafe. 

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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in music, pacific islands

 

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“BORA BORA Feat Armando & Memphis – “MANDO SAX” 

Armando Rehia Dante Castagnoli was born in Tahiti to an Italian father and Tahitian mother. The third of seven children, his father was a strict taskmaster when it came to his children’s music, and “Mando” and his brothers would march several miles every Sunday playing their instruments before they got to play in the ocean with their friends. That early discipline paid off and Armando’s obvious gifts as a saxophone player and musician were encouraged by Professors from the Music Conservatory of Paris. When his family moved to Powell River B.CAfter graduation Mando moved to Toronto and studied at Humber College with world famous teacher, Pat LaBarbera, who played with Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and the legendary Elvin Jones. In 1984 Armando won the highest award at the BC WOODWIND FINALS.
Mando recorded his first CD, THE BUBBLEHEADS, at the age of 20 and for the next six years was active in the Toronto music scene playing Jazz, Blues, and R&B and becoming proficient at alto, tenor, and soprano saxophone as well as flute and percussion.

In the 90′s Armando acted as the musical director and featured soloist at the famous CLUB NEW ORLEANS in Papeete, Tahiti, and had the opportunity to work with greats like Nathan East, Jimmie Earl, Freddie Ravel, and many more. His collaboration with jazz singer, Chris Bennett, took him to Berlin, Germany and live recordings and guest appearances at the A-TRANE, one of the world’s great jazz clubs. His soldout appearances in Berlin and Los Angeles hi-lite Mando’s unique and beautiful tone, sometimes compared to Stan Getz, as well as his incredible showmanship.

With homebase in his island paradise of Tahiti, Mando now occasionally tours the world with stars such as Otmaro Ruiz, Felix Vilchez,Chris Bennett and more. He has recorded with the legendary Leon Ware and has produced and written several of his own CDs including DANCE FOR PLANET EARTH, now available at CD Baby and I-Tunes. The title cut, AORI NO TE FENUA, is the theme song for the TAHITI MUSIC FESTIVAL. Produced by Armando Castagnoli and Chris Bennett, the 2012 festival will raise awareness of how we can save our oceans and islands such as Tahiti and will bring musicians from all over the world together in unity and celebration.
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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in jazz, music, pacific islands

 

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“Roberta Flack- The Closer I Get To You – Tradução – Letra em Inglês e Português”

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The Closer I Get to You” is a romantic ballad performed by American jazz, soul, R&B, and folk singer-songwriter Roberta Flack and American soul musician Donny Hathaway. The song was written by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, two former members of Miles Davis’ band, who were members of Flack’s band at the time. Produced by Atlantic Records, the song was released on Flack’s 1977 album Blue Lights in the Basement, and as a single in 1978. It became a major crossover hit, becoming Flack’s biggest commercial hit after her success with her 1973 solo single, “Killing Me Softly with His Song”. Originally set as a solo-single, Flack’s manager, David Franklin, suggested a duet with Hathaway, which resulted in the finished work.

The Closer I Get to You” spent two weeks as number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart in April 1978, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song charted in the top ten spots for fourteen weeks in Canada and one week in France. It was eventually certified gold in the United States on May 1978, and became one of their most familiar duets.

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“I Like Dreaming – Kenny Nolan”

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At the age of 13 he won a scholarship to the University of Southern California for Musical composition, but dropped out after six months, bored with the conventional regimen. Four years later, a scholarship to Chouinard went the same way, and Nolan decided to send songs in to any artist he thought might be suitable. It brought him to the attention of both veteran songwriter Crewe and entrepreneur Wes Farrell, both of whom harnessed the then youngster’s talent.

As house producer at Farrell’s Chelsea label, Nolan wrote and/or produced a string of successful singles for the label, including Jim Gilstrap’s “Swing Your Daddy” and “Take Your Daddy for a Ride,” Dee Clark’s “Ride a Wild Horse,” and Linda Carr’s “High Wire.” With Crewe, meanwhile, he co-wrote some of the era’s biggest successes. These included Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lette’s “Get Dancing,” LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” and Frankie Valli’s “My Eyes Adored You.” He wrote the song Flirtin’ for the 1971 (The Donny Osmond Album),” as well as the final Top 40 hit for Tavares in 1982, entitled “A Penny For Your Thoughts.”

Nolan also had ambition to perform – it was he who supplied the falsetto that dominated “Get Dancing” – and, after a short tenure with Firefly, he moved onto the studio group The Eleventh Hour. Produced by Crewe, the band scored two minor hits in the U.S. with “So Good” (1974) and “Hollywood Hot”, the following year; and the minor hit album, Hollywood Hot (1976).

In 1976, Nolan decided to record his own version of a song he had been commissioned to write by another. “I Like Dreamin'” was released by the Eleventh Hour’s label, 20th Century, and in early November it finally entered the U.S. chart, to begin a three-month crawl to its peak at number three.

Nolan followed it the following spring with the Top 20 hit “Love’s Grown Deep”, taken from his self-titled album, and was named Number One New Pop Singles Artist of 1977 by Billboard magazine. “My Eyes Get Blurry” followed, plus Nolan’s next album, 1978’s A Song Between Us. Night Miracles followed two years later, bringing a new single, “Us and Love (We Go Together)”, to the mid-reaches of the chart in early 1980, but failing to give Nolan any further, major success.

He continued to record, however, signing to MCA and releasing Head to Toe in 1982. That album produced two singles, “Love Song” and “Soft Rock Hard Love,” but further commercial success as a recording artist eluded him. However, he continued to write songs that became hits for other artists, including “Shoot ‘Em Up Movies”, which became a top ten R&B hit for soul/boogie band The Deele in 1988.

In the 1990s he wrote “Masterpiece” which became a crossover hit for another soul band, Atlantic Starr.

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