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Aster Aweke – Fikir Ayalkbet

Aster Aweke – Fikir Ayalkbet

By the age of 13, Aster was determined to become a musician, and began her career at Hager Fikir Theatre in Addis Ababa.

Starting in her late teens, she was performing in clubs and hotels in the capital with bands such as the Continental Band, Hotel D’Afrique Band, Shebele Band and Ibex Band, before they became the internationally known as Roha Band.

Aster’s distinct style has been influenced by other Ethiopian singers, such as Bizunesh Bekele.

Launching a solo career, she was encouraged by musical entrepreneur Ali Tango, who financed and released five cassettes and two singles of her music. By 1981, Aster had become disillusioned by Ethiopia’s oppressive political climate following the death of Haile Selassie, and relocated to the United States. Temporarily settling in the Bay Area of California, with plans to pursue higher education within a period of two years, she settled in Washington, D.C., where one of the largest Ethiopian expat communities in the country existed. There, she became increasingly popular within the Ethiopian community, performing in restaurants and clubs.

Aster also remains popular in Ethiopia. In 1997, she performed in Addis Ababa for a crowd of over 50,000 people. In 2003, Aster also performed a two-part concert series to raise funds for relief and school initiatives in Ethiopia. The first concert was held in November on Eid Al-Fitr day at the Addis Ababa Stadium, with an audience of 40,000 in attendance. The second performance was a gala-dinner at the Sheraton Hotel.[2] More recently, on May 9, 2009, Aster performed in front of a crowd of 10,000 spectators during the Peace Through Unity, Unity Through Music concert held in the capital’s Millennium Hall, alongside other Ethiopian music artists. Wikipedia

 

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Chandelier – Sia

Chandelier – Sia

“Chandelier” is a song by Australian singer Siafrom her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkinand produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropopsong, featuring electronica, R&B and reggaeinfluences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralisation and rationalisation of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a “party girl”. source

 

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Hooverphonics – “Mad About You..”

Hooverphonics – “Mad About You..”

The song features a sweeping string arrangement that typifies the trip hopgenre. It is also similar in style to a Bond-style film theme, with its dramatic orchestration and lyrics.

“Mad About You” was used in the soundtrack for the films Driven (2001),New Best Friend (2002), A Lot Like Love(2005) and Ma première fois [fr] (2012).

It was used in an episode of a TV show Cold Case (season 3, episode 5).

The song is also played in the Netflix show The Umbrella Academy (season 1, episode 8).

Cantonese pop singer Joey Yung covered the song in Cantonese on her 2002 album Something About You.

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“Ae A taua”  (How ’bout Us)  – Ben Vai




Born in Samoa. Raised mainly in Jamaica, now back in Samoa making beautiful music. Style of music, loves his reggae, ragga, but sings beautiful soul..awesome voice. Has two albums out, his own originals ‘LOST & FOUND’ and a samoan album “TAIMI O LE AFIAFI’. Currently in the studio recording 2 albums back to back. So looking forward to that. Out around end of Febuary 2010.

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How ’bout Us Lyrics
(Ooooh)

(Oh-oh-oooh)

Oh-oh-oooh-hooo

(Oh-oh-oooh)

(Oh-oh-oooh)

Ooooh, short and sweet

No sense in draggin’ on past our needs

Let’s don’t keep it hangin’ on

If the fire’s out

We should both be gone

(Some people are made for each other)

(Some people can love one another for life)

(How ’bout us)
(Some people can hold it together)

(Last) through all kinds of weather

Can we

(Oh-oh-oooh)

Oh-oh-oooh-hooo

(Oh-oh-oooh)

(Oh-oh-oooh)
Now don’t you get me wrong

(What you sayin’ to me, baby)

Cause I’m not tryin’ now

To end it all

(Let’s start something new)

It’s just that I have seen

(What have you seen)

Too many lover’s hearts lose their dream

(We won’t lose it)

(Some people are made for each other)

(Some people can love one another for life)

(How ’bout us)
(Some people can hold it together)

(Last) through all kinds of weather

Can we
(How ’bout us)

(How ’bout us, baby)

(How ’bout us)

(How about us, baby)

(How ’bout us)

(How ’bout us, baby)
Are we gonna make it, girl

Or are we gonna drift and drift and drift

Together again

Ooooh, love

(Some people are made for each other)

(Some people can love one another for life)

(How ’bout us)

How ’bout us, baby
(Some people can hold it together)

Some people can hold it together

(Last) whoooa-ooh

How ’bout us

Some people

(Some people are made for each other)

(Some people can love one another for life)

Some people can love one another for life

(How ’bout us)

How ’bout us, baby
(Some people can hold it together)

Some people can hold it together

(Laaast through)

How ’bout us
How ’bout us, baby
(Some people are made for each other)

(Some people can love one another for life)

Some people can love one another for life

(How ’bout us)

You and me, baby

(Some people can hold it together)

Hold it together

(Laaast through)

Can we

Say that we can make it, baby
(Some people are made for each other)

Whoooa, yeah

(Some people can love one another for life)

(How ’bout us)
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“Keiko Kimura – Good Morning”

“Keiko Kimura – Good Morning”
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Keiko Kimura debuted in 1988 with the album “Style”. Since then, 6 singles, and 4 original, 1 best albums has been released until now.
(Wikipedia, Keiko Kimura)

In 1991, she formed a Bossa Nova unit “Quelqu’un”(somebody) with Haruo Kubota and released 3 albums till 1993.

She is also known as a collector of the vintage “Barbie” dolls, which were exclusively produced and marketed in Japan in the 1960’s.

A photo book of her collection was published in the US in 1994 under the title of “Barbie in Japan(Amazon)” from “Hobby House Pr Inc” authored by Keiko Kimura.

The small column of the Barbie dolls used to be here, but has been moved to the separate page, because it is a litle long.

Please click here to see the article if you are interested in.

Thank you.

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“5 Oldest Bars of New Orleans – History and Tour” 

“5 Oldest Bars of New Orleans – History and Tour” 

 

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“True” By Spandau Ballet

“True” By Spandau Ballet

True” is a song by the English band Spandau Ballet. It was released on 14 April 1983 as the third single from their third studio album of the same name. The song was written by band member Gary Kemp.

The song was a huge worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on 30 April 1983 for four weeks, becoming the sixth biggest selling single of the year, and charting highly in 20 other countries. It is Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit and their only major hit in the U.S., reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the autumn of 1983 and topping the adult contemporary chart for one week.

In 1985, the band performed the song during Live Aid. A new mix by Tony Swain and Gary Kemp was released in 2002 on the compilation album Reformation.

On 30 April 2008, the single celebrated its 25th anniversary, and in honour, EMI released a brand new True EP on 5 May 2008, which included the original single, the new mix found on Reformation and the remastered album version, plus a live recordings of “True” and “Gold” from the last show of the group’s 1983 tour at Sadlers Wells.

A notable omission is that Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp did not perform on the track, rather a bass synthesizer was used instead. However, Kemp would play in his capacity for future live performances.

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