Music from Germany – Rigna Folk

Rigna Folk , an art rock band from Ulm /Germany . On their Homepage they describe themselve as a band from a parallel universe and compare their music as a mixture of the music of Pink Floyd , Sigur Ros and Radiohead,

Rigna Folk ´s lyrics are in english and in russian language , quite a great  musical reunion

Today they released their new single “Shag ”

 

Music from Greece – Maria Farantouri

Maria Farantouri (sometimes spelt Maria Farandouri) (Greek: Μαρία Φαραντούρη) ,born in Athens on 28 November 1947, is a Greek singer and also a political and cultural activist. She has collaborated with prominent Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, who wrote the score for Pablo Neruda’s Canto General, which Farantouri performed.

You remember Mikis Theodorakis wrote also the main title for the film Alexis Sobas

Here is her song “To Mystiko ” the second one is also a song from Theodorakis , the secret national anthem of Greece “Sto peroigiali ” ( oh i love this song <3)

 

2013

Die WordPress.com-Statistik-Elfen fertigten einen Jahresbericht dieses Blogs für das Jahr 2013 an.

Hier ist ein Auszug:

Etwa 8.500.000 Menschen besuchen jedes Jahr das Louvre Museum in Paris. Dieses Blog wurde in 2013 etwa 100.000 mal besucht. Wenn dieses Blog eine Ausstellung im Louvre wäre, würde es etwa 4 Jahre brauchen um auf die gleiche Anzahl von Besuchern zu kommen.

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Streetmusician sings -Original singer comes along and joins him

Meanwhile , what is Jimmy currently doing ? :-)

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The original comment under the Youtube Video :

What a huge surprise for this streetmusician and us! We were filming him singing the song smalltown boy by Bronski Beat, when suddenly Jimmy Somerville (the original singer) comes up and joins him singing! Awesome, things like that only happen in Berlin!

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10 Kisses from a Rose

10 Kisses for you – a cover blog for a song i love

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Kiss from a Rose” is a song from Seal’s second eponymous album Seal (aka Seal II). The song was first released as a single in July 1994. Re-released in 1995, it was included on the Batman Forever film soundtrack, helping it top the charts in the U.S. and Australia. At the 1996 Grammy Awards, it won awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. (wikipedia)

Two versions of the music video have been produced

The original version is set in a photographic studio and was directed by Matthew Rolston. The 1966 film Blowup was heavily referenced in the video.

and here is the Batman Forever Version

I thought there is no possibility to perform this song better as this, but looking for good cover versions i found out , you cannot make it better , but you can it make different and as good as the original , good…

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28.08.1963 50 years “I have a dream!” MLK

I have a dream

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On 28.08.1963 Martin Luther King hold his speech ” I have a dream” during athe March on Washington for Jobs and  freedom.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

King was assasinated  and killed on April 4. 1968 , on the balcony of Lorraine Motel. The Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated, is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

Full speech in english

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This…

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