Music from Angola – Dontana

Dontana is a singer, songwriter, percussionist and composer from Angola, now living in Bavaria, Germany. After several years of singing in a choir and learning to play new instruments, he created his own sytle of music: a mix of traditional and modern African music. Have a listen to his great song “Tadi ko“:

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Music from Canada – Happy birthday Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen,  (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and writer. Today he is 80 years old.

Leonard Cohen became well-known with songs like Suzanne, Hallelujah, First we take Manhattan, Bird on a wire , the partizan and a lot of other great songs of his work.

The sisters of Mercy (band) has been named after a song of Cohen, Nirvana mentioned him in their song “Pennyroyal Tea”

the Partizan , le partisan was the favourite song of a friend on FB, Kurt Heering , a writer from germany , died one year ago, his FB account is still online , but not active anymore, the gap in my friendship list remembers me always on this song

Lyrics

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally

Music from Argentina – Atahualpa Yupanqui

Atahualpa Yupanqui (31 January 1908 – 23 May 1992) was an Argentine singer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer. He is considered the most important Argentine folk musician of the 20th century.

Tierra querida  , one of his well-known songs

 

Music from ireland – Aine Duffy

Aine Duffy , an irish singer and songwriter from Cork , Ireland .

Biography from her Faqcebook page

Cork girl Áine Duffy has been making a name for herself outside Ireland with her high energy performances, huge vocal range, song writing skills and prowess with the guitar. She has toured the UK, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain as well as the States where she based herself frequently. So impressed with her were they in Switzerland that she was presented with two Patrick Eggle electric guitars and then went to Birmingham to meet Patrick and Co in his guitar factory! She has also played support to acts such as Imelda May, Jack L and Kila.

Here is her song “On the roof ”

 

Music from Denmark – Tina Dico

Tina Dico (born 14 October 1977 in Aarhus Åbyhøj as Tina Dickow) is a Danish pop singer and songwriter. In her home country she is active under her birth name Dickow, for the international market, she chose the stage name Dico.

Here is her song ” Count to Ten ” featuring Jonathan Kluth .

Music from Canada – Austra

Austra is a three-man Canadian New Wave band founded  in 2010 around  the Toronto Latvian-Canadian singer-songwriter Katie Stelmanis. The band’s name refers to the goddess of light in Latvian mythology.

Here is her song “Home”

Music from Scotland – Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is a singer, DJ, songwriter and record producer. He has won awards and had some hit singles so far. Listen to “Sweet Nothing”:

Listen to Feel So Close too!