Music from France – Benjamin Biolay

Benjamin Biolay  (born January 20, 1973 in Villefranche-sur-Saône) is a French singer and actor. Along with several other artists, such as Dominique A or Philippe Katerine, he is one of the best-known representatives of the Nouvelle Chanson.

Here is his song “Tu es mon amour ”

 

Music from Morocco – Jilahena Natu

Jilahena Natu is a musician from Morocco.

Tan Tan is a drab administrative centre of around 70,000 inhabitants. Because it’s part of a duty-free zone, along with the rest of the Tarfaya Strip and Western Sahara, a lot of shops sell goods such as radios, computers and electric razors. Aside from its moussem (see Tan Tan Plage), Tan Tan’s one claim to fame is that it was a departure point for Hassan II’s famous Green March to occupy the Western Sahara (La Marche Verte, or el Massira el Khadra).

Read more: http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/africa/morocco/tarfaya-strip-western-sahara/tan-tan-around/#ixzz3Nx4Z0Uwa

Here is their song “Enabia Allah ”

Music from Austria – Udo Jürgens R.I.P.

Udo Jürgens (born September 30, 1934 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria; † 21 December 2014 in Münsterlingen, Thurgau, Switzerland), civil Udo Jürgen Bockelmann, was an Austrian composer, pianist  and singer. He died yesterday at the age of 80 years .

Udo Jürgens composed more than 1,000 songs and released more than 50 albums. In his more than sixty year career, he sold over 105 million records , making him  one of the most successful male solo artists in the world.

Ich war noch nie in New York , the title of a musical and a very successful song composed by Jürgens

Music from the UK – Joe Cocker R.I.P.

The British rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70 years.(* 20. May 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire; † 22. December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA) His hits include songs like “Unchain My Heart” and “You Are so Beautiful” and this one he performed on the legendary Woodstock Festival

Music from Ireland – Hozier

Hozier, actually Hozier Andrew Byrne (born March 17, 1990 in Bray), is an Irish folk-rock musician.

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is the son of a blues musician and therefore grew up with music. At 15, he was a member of his first band. In 2012 Hozier then began a solo career and released a year later, his debut single Take Me to Church.