Elitsa & Stoyan was the 2007 Bulgarian entry for Bulgaria. I love the older traditional music woven in with modern beats.
I have been reading We Are Not Alone by Kristen Lamb- it’s amazing and over the next few weeks I’m going to be adding to my blog, hopefully making this more interesting 🙂 So please chime in let me now what you like and what doesn’t work for you. Have a great Monday!
Zazie is a french singer with a lot of great songs, but I this is my favorite video. It is not work safe a special treat for all my new followers 🙂 Enjoy and maybe be inspired for a story?
It’s a happy playful song. I always want to skip and twirl in circles when I hear it.
Seeing a man and daydreaming about taking all his clothes off- I’ve never done that before *tried to look innocent*
I’ve spent a lot of time with the boys so the next few Monday’s will be dedicated to female singers. The first is Marija Serifovic who won the 2007 Eurovision song contest. She has a rich voice which is full of passion and I love that she sings in her native language. I also love that she is not a magazine beauty. Marija won because she is talented not because she looks like a Barbie doll. One of the things I like about foreign media is I’m more likely to find people who look like regular people- not all of them and not every time- but when I do find talented people being celebrated no matter what their dress size, or definition on their six pack it makes me happy.
I’m not sure if everyone has already seen this video- it made the Internet circuit a while ago, but on the off chance someone hasn’t seen Playing for Change Stand By Me I wanted to share it. Playing for Change recorded street musicians from around the world and blended their music and voices together into one song- it’s amazingly beautiful.
So here is another Tarkan video- I do adore him he’s so pretty and in this one we get a good look at male middle eastern dancing- we call it belly dancing- but in Turkey it’s the normal social dance. Why yes I am planning a trip to Turkey to go clubbing how did you know?
Today’s video is a bit different. This one is from t.A.T.u. A Russian teen girl band- or at least it was when the video was made. I like it because it shows that across the world people- in this case teens- are dealing with the some of the same issues, looking for acceptance, safety, and hope. Oh might not be work safe- it has girls kissing in it.
One of the things I love about foreign music is getting a sense of where that person lives, and Seth Lakeman totally does this. You can hear his accent when he sings- I hate it when they train themselves to sing without an accent- and his songs are all revised versions of older folk songs and stories. It doesn’t hurt at all that he’s sexy as hell.
We’re are starting the day with Turkish rock star Baris Akarsu. He sings so powerfully, and he’s not bad to look at either. 🙂 I need to go to Turkey one day.
In Demand- is a lovely song and an even better video- Alan Rickman Tangos *swoons* He’s so sexy!!!! Seriously- watch him tango- go now! Then tell me how hot he is!
Here is another Eurovision find, Dmitry Koldun is Russian and you can still hear a bit of his accent. The video reminds me a bit of an 80’s rock video- I like the bedroom eyes he keeps sending to the camera.