My 85 year old Dad just discovered that Nigella Lawson’s cooking program is not watched for the cooking.
It was a funny Euroka moment for him. He said I bet people don’t watch this program for the cooking.
Yes Dad, they don’t, although the cooking ain’t bad, or in fact it’s good.
Then I was sitting in the car with my 17 year old daughter and I was listening to the new Kasabian Album. I said I bet people like Kasabian for the retro element in their music. She turned round and gave me a silent Daaaa! look and said yes Dad people like their music for their retro.
Libertango is a composition by Astor Piazzola, published in 1974 performed here by Zoe Tiganouria.
Sima Bina is one of the most prominent Iranian folk singers.
She started learning music under the direction of her father Ahmed Bina (poet/classical musician). She studied Arts at Tehran University.
Other than her gift of music, Sima Bina’s major contribution has been the research into folk music of Iran. She has brought her work to an International audience around the globe.
Type in the place were you grew up and watch this interactive music video of Arcade Fire take you there. Really good but since it works with Google map, it works with places that have sufficient info, so I didn’t manage to get it working very well with locations in Iran but it is still a great experience.
Arcade Fire is an indie Rock group based in Montreal. It is a family team of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. Their music and lyrics are brilliant. For this video they have teamed up with creative Artists and produced the interactive video where you run and watch the video in the neighborhood that you say you grew up.
After you watch the video, you can draw or write a post card that goes to your former self!
Click on image or follow this link: http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/
Niyaz is an Iranian musical trio. The group was created in 2005 by DJ, programmer/producer and remixer Carmen Rizzo, vocalist and hammered dulcimer player Azam Ali, formerly of the group Vas, and Loga Ramin Torkian of the Iranian crossover group Axiom Of Choice. Niyaz in Persian means “needing”.
Niyaz’s music, described as “mystical music with a modern edge”, is primarily a blend of Sufi mysticism and trance electronica. Niyaz adapts Persian, Indian and Mediterranean folk sounds, poetry and songs including the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi, with Western electronic instrumentation and programming.
Niaz with their influence in Middle eastern and Indian music produce very exotic music.
Born in New York City, Apple is the daughter of singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. Her older sister, Amber, sings cabaret under the stage name Maude Maggart. Her half brother Spencer is a director and directed the video for her single “Parting Gift”. Her half brother Garett Maggart starred in the TV series The Sentinel. In addition, her maternal grandparents were Millicent Green, a dancer with the George White’s Scandals, a series of 1920s musical revues similar to the Ziegfeld Follies, and Johnny McAfee, a multireedist and vocalist of the big band era; her grandparents met while touring with Johnny Hamp and his Orchestra.
The song “Sullen Girl” is said to allude to her being raped at the age of 12.
In 2008, Apple recorded a duet titled “Still I” with Christophe Deluy. In 2009, Apple covered “Why Try to Change Me Now” and “I Walk A Little Faster” for The Best Is Yet to Come – The Songs of Cy Coleman. In January 2010 Fiona Apple and Jon Brion performed together at “Love and Haiti, Too: A Music Benefit”, a charity concert for the people hurt by the Haiti Earthquake. Fiona sang a cover of “(S)he’s Funny That Way”, composed by Neil Moret, lyrics by Richard Whiting, which is often associated with the singer Billie Holiday. In June 2010, Fiona released a song titled “So Sleepy” produced by Jon Brion written by children involved with the non-profit organization 826LA. The song will be included on a compilation album released by the organization titled Chickens in Love. Apple collaborated with Margaret Cho on her album Cho Dependent, which was released on August 24, 2010.
Esperanza Spalding (born 1984) is an American multi-instrumentalist best known as a jazz bassist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. In 2011, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award.
Spalding grew up in the King neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, a neighborhood she describes as “ghetto” and “pretty scary”. Her mother raised her and her brother as a single parent.
Spalding has a diverse ethnic background. She notes, “My mom is Welsh, Hispanic, and Native American, and my father is black.” She also has an interest in the music of other cultures, including that of Brazil, commenting, “With Portuguese songs the phrasing of the melody is intrinsically linked with the language, and it’s beautiful”.
Her mother shares Spalding’s interest in music, having nearly become a touring singer herself. But while Spalding cites her mother as a powerful influence who encouraged her musical expansion, she attributes her inspiration for pursuing a life in music to watching classical cellist Yo Yo Ma perform on an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoodwhen she was four.