Saturday, 28 February 2009

Vicky Leandros



Greece: Vangelis



Vangelis (Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient and neo classical music. He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, and scores for the films Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Cavafy and El Greco.

Vangelis began his career participating in several bands such as The Forminx and Aphrodite's Child.

He composed music scores for several films.
He won the Academy Award for Original Music Score and also reached the top of the American Billboard for the music of the Oscar winning film Chariots of Fire.







Back in the past
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Music from the sixties
yanka: a dance of this era
Vangelis composed the music
and we see him on the left of the photo.

Demis Roussos: A Greek singer, internationally known for his dramatic, operatic vocal stylings




Greece: Nana Mouskouri

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Nana Mouskouri, is a singer who is confirmed to have sold over 300 million records worldwide in a career spanning over five decades, making her one of the world's best-selling female recording artists. She has recorded in many different languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, among others.





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A poem of Nikos Gatsos

Greece: The Diva: Maria Callas



Maria Callas was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most famous opera singers of the twentieth century. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

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Vincenzo Bellini - Norma - Casta Diva
1958



Leonard Bernstein called her "The Bible of opera" and her influence was so enduring that, in 2006, Opera News wrote of her, "Nearly thirty years after her death, she's still the definition of the diva as artist—and still one of classical music's best-selling vocalists."


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Georges Bizet - Carmen
Preludio, Habanera
1962

Grèce: La mezzo-soprano Agnès Baltsa



Agnès Baltsa est née le 1944 à l'île de Leucade.
Elle est une mezzo-soprano grecque, réputée pour son talent dramatique.

Elle a commencé l' étude du piano à l'age de six ans, puis elle a continué ses études à Athènes dès 1958. En 1956 elle a voyagé à Munich pour continuer sa formation artistique avec une bourse Maria Callas.
Elle fut la mezzo-soprano favorite du chef d'orchestre Herbert von Karajan.


Georges Bizet - Carmen - Habanera
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Nous voyons ici Agnès Baltsa interprétant le role de Carmen.



Zorba the Greek


Zorba the Greek ballet performed at the Arena di Verona (Aug 1990)
Ballet in 2 Acts and 24 figures
Music by Mikis Theodorakis
Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis
Choreography and Stage Director: Lorca Massine
Main Interpreters: Vladimir Vassiliev, Gheorghe Iancu, Luciana Savignano

Friday, 27 February 2009

Greece: Mikis Theodorakis


A Portrait of Mikis Theodorakis issued by the EU Commission

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who has mixed music with politics for most of his career, turned 70 last year (i.e.1995).

But he is still producing top-selling albums that appeal as much to young Greeks as to their parents.

His latest offering, Asikiko Poulaki, with its Anatolian rhythms and melancholy lyrics, goes back to the roots of modern Greek music – the rebetika songs created during the 1920s and 1930s wars by cafe musicians who rarely achieved fortune or fame. The album features Vassilis Lekkas, a relative newcomer in the long line of talented vocalists discovered by Theodorakis, many of whom have had no formal musical training.

Almost all Theodorakis' vocalists turned up to sing at a special seventieth birthday concert in Athens last summer. Several thousand Greeks and foreigners holding lighted candles crammed the marble stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were staged, to listen to some of the composeis best-known work.

The program ranged from Zorba the Greek, the catchy film score that made his international reputation in the 1960s, to the solemn strains of the "Axion Esti", an ambitious choral work based on a long poem by Nobel Prize winner Odysseus Elytis.

Theodorakis is as imposing as ever on the podium – a bulky figure in a voluminous black shirt, who conducts with his arms rather than a baton. He clearly enjoys working with massed choirs and a large orchestra where bouzouki players and other traditional Greek instrumentalists take precedence over the violinists.



Theodorakis is now recording another new album in Berlin, this time with Maria Farantouri, who has interpreted his songs for more than 20 years. And in his spare moments he is working on an opera.

Friends say Theodorakis has returned to music with undiminished enthusiasm since giving up politics. A former communist deputy in the Greek Parliament, he gave up his last political post – as a minister without a portfolio in a center-right government – four years ago. But he still feels involved. He made a passionate plea for a reconciliation between Greece and Turkey after the recent flare-up over the Imia islets in the Aegean.

Theodorakis learned Byzantine chants as an Orthodox choirboy, but wrote his first songs as a teenager on the island of Kefalonia, one of the few places in Greece where Western music was played. His musical studies were interrupted by hard labor on the barren prison islands where Greece's communists were exiled after their defeat in the 1940s civil war. Eventually he made his way to Paris to study.

His early work was strongly influenced by Bartók and Stravinsky's music, but instead of becoming an international virtuoso, he came home to create a new style of Greek music. Theodorakis went in search of a melody based on Greek tradition.

He says, "A genuine and truthful composer is one who gives birth to genuine and true melodies." His list starts with Monteverdi and Vivaldi and winds up with Gershwin and Bob Dylan.

His symphonic work uses traditional Greek instruments, Byzantine rather than Western scales, and a diverse group of singers. Theodorakis has long preferred to work from a poetic text, saying they give his longer compositions a cohesiveness that might otherwise be lacking.

But however well-respected Theodorakis's symphonies, oratorios, and operas have become, he has never lost his popular appeal. The Greeks are still whistling the melodies of his early songs.

© Commission of the European Union, 1996

Greece: Helena Paparizou - Number One


Greece's entry in the
2005 Eurovision Song Contest
"My Number One"
by Helena Paparizou which ended up in 1st place.



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Mambo

Greece: Thanos Mikroutsikos


Thanos Mikroutsikos
in one of his songs
inspired by the poesy of Nikos Kavvadias
Lyrics by Alkis Alkaios


Thanos Mikroutsikos is a mathematician and one of the leading composers of popular and classical music in Greece. He blends a lot of musical traditions in his work, from popular to electronic. He has composed a lot of songs based on poems by Greek and foreign poets, such as Euripides, Aristophanes, Constantine P. Cavafy, Giorgos Seferis, Yannis Ritsos, Odysseas Elytis and Nikos Kavvadias as well as Bertolt Brecht, Nazim Hikmet, Wolf Biermann and Maurice Maeterlinck. He has also written operas, symphonic music, chamber music and music for the theatre and cinema.

He has been involved in Greece's political life and has been Alternate-Minister of Culture and after Melina's Mercouri death, he took her post as was Minister of Culture.

His brother is the popular TV host and musician Andreas Mikroutsikos.

Thanos Mikroutsikos with Manos Hatzidakis

Greece: Evridiki


EUROVISION 2007 - Cyprus Entry - Evridiki

Comme Ci, Comme Ça
Paroles: Posidon YIANNOPOULOS
Compositeur: Dimitris KORGIALAS

Tous les lundis
tu finis
Le travail trop tard et
puis la télé et sommeil
quand mon cœur se réveille

Tous les mardis
tu me dis
le matin et tu l’oublies
on ira au ciné
mais le soir désolé

Comme ci, comme ça
la vie passe
Et les bons moments nous dépassent
Comme ci, comme ça
L'amour casse
routine et paresse nous menacent

Comme ci, comme ça
Je n'en peux plus
Je suis déçue, tu m'as perdue
Je reste pas là
Comme ci, comme ça
La fin voilà
Comme ci, comme ça

Même les samedis
A minuit
Tu me dis déjà «bonne nuit»
Tu t'endors quand je sors
En te chantant très fort

Comme ci, comme ça
La vie passe
Et les bons moments nous dépassent
Comme ci, comme ça
L'amour casse
routine et paresse nous menacent

Comme ci, comme ça
Je n'en peux plus
Je suis déçue, tu m'as perdue
Je reste pas là
Comme ci, comme ça
La fin voilà
Comme ci, comme ça

TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH:

Every Monday
You finish
Your work too late
Then watch TV and sleep
When my heart awakes

Every Tuesday
You tell me
In the morning, and then you forget
"We'll go to the cinema"
But in the evening: "so sorry"

Comme ci, comme ça, life goes on
And good times pass us by
Comme ci, comme ça; love breaks
Routine and laziness threaten us

Even on Saturdays
At midnight
You already say goodnight
You nod off when I go out
Singing to you very loudly

Comme ci, comme ça, life goes on
And good times pass us by
Comme ci, comme ça, love breaks
Routine and laziness threaten us

Comme ci, comme ça, I can't stand it anymore
I am disappointed, you have lost me
I'm not staying any longer
Comme ci, comme ça
That's the end
Comme ci, comme ça


A ballad

Greece: Eurovision Song Contest - Moscow 2009


Sakis Rouvas

Greece: Manos Hatzidakis




Melina Mercouri
in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire"
of Tennessee Williams
Art Theater of Karolos Koun

Manos Hadjidakis (1925–1994) was one of the ,ost importants Greek composer.
In 1962 he received an Academy Award in the category of Best Music for his Song Never on Sunday from the film of the same name. He is widely popular among Greeks and can be credited with the introduction of bouzouki music into the mainstream culture.

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From the film "Never on Sunday"

Greece: Axion Esti - Odysseus Elytis - Mikis Theodorakis

Mario Frangoulis
From of a concert (May, 2001)
celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Crete.


Axion Esti - Odysseus Elytis
Music Composer: Mikis Theodorakis


The Axion Esti is probably the most widely read volume of verse to have appeared in Greece since World War II and remains a classic today. Those who follow the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis have been especially drawn to Odysseus Elytis's work, his prose is widely considered a mirror to the revolutionary music of Theodorakis. The "autobiographical" elements are constantly colored by allusion to the history of Greece, thus, the poems express a contemporary consciousness fully resonant with those echoes of the past that have served most to shape the modern Greek experience.

Born in Crete in 1911, Odysseus Elytis began to publish his poetry in the 1930s. He took part in the campaign against the Italian fascists in Albania in 1940-41. He was one of the most prominent poets of the Greek resistance during the Nazi occupation. The Nobel Prize was awarded to him in 1979 for his poetry which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness'. He died in Athens in 1996.
(Source: http://www.amazon.com)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Greece: Kalomoira



The Greek entry in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest,
"My Secret Combination" by Kalomoira.

Kalomoira is a Greek American singer from New York. In 2004, at the age of 18, she entered the Antenna's Fame Story 2 (licensed from Star Academy, a reality talent show similar to American Idol in the United States, Operación Triunfo in Spain and Fame Academy in the United Kingdom). Kalomoira won the contest.



My Secret Combination
Composed by Poseidon Yannopoulos
Lyrics by Konstantinos Pantzis

Can you see it?
Can you see it?
You have to discover me
What goes wrong when I am crying
Or what I want when I’m smiling

Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
That I’m not a little girl
You’re misunderstanding my way
And all the roles that I like to play

My secret combination
It’s a mystery for you
Use your imagination
I’m not easy but I’m true
My secret combination
Boy you have to try it hard
To win a destination in the centre of my heart!

An open book,
An open book
Well, I’m sorry, I am not
Sometimes I’m acting like a lady
Sometimes woman, sometimes baby

Greece: Syrtaki dance - Giorgos Zabetas



From the film "A crazy family" (Μιά τρελλή τρελλή οικογένεια)
We see Giorgos Zabetas playing his bouzouki.
In this scene we can see also the protagonists of the film:
Jenny Karezi and Alekos Alexandrakis.

Syrtaki is a very popular greek dance.

Giorgos Zabetas was a composer, singer and one of the best bouzouki artists.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Greece: Sakis Rouvas sings "Shake it"


The Greek entry in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest,
"Shake it" by Sakis Rouvas, who got the 3rd place.

Shake it
Every time you wanna play
turn me on, all the way
come to me and take the ride
skin on skin, it's pure delight
givin' me the passion you're burning my heart
gonna rock you till you drop
baby you're the reason I' m feeling so hot
want you now, I just can't stop....

I would trade my life
for a night with you
driven by desire
make that move on me
it's time for you to see
that my world' s on fire!!!!

shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it mi amor
crazy for love
give me some more
shake, shake, shake,shake, shake it mi amor
crazy for live
give me some more
shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it mi amor
crazy for live
give me some more
forever!!!!!

everyday I can't resist
need the taste of your lips
darling it's your body that driving me nuts
let me in I' ve got to touch

Greece: We are going to meet somewhere




Lyrics and music by Υannis Miliokas

Singers:
Yannis Koutras,
Kostas Makedonas,
Giannis Miliokas,
Lavrentis Mahairitsas,
Dimitris Starovas

Greece: Children's Choir of Dimitris Typaldos and Giorgos Dalaras

The future



Poster of a Concert of Giorgos Dalaras



Cover of a CD od the Children's Choir

Greece: Fragosyriani

The most famous 'rebetiko' song
composed by Markos Vamvakaris on 1932



Petros Gaitanos
A contemporary style of interpretation



Markos Vamvakaris

Yanni: A Greek musician in US


Yanni (born Yannis Chryssomallis on 1954 in Kalamata, Greece) is a self-taught pianist, keyboardist, and composer. Yanni left his homeland at the age of 18 to attend the University of Minnesota. After receiving a B.A. in psychology, he would instead seek a life in music though he had no formal training and could not read a note. After playing keyboards in local rock bands such as Chameleon, he moved to California in pursuit of movie soundtrack work. In 1987, he put together a small band which included long-time bandmate Charlie Adams, and John Tesh, and began touring to promote his earliest instrumental albums, Keys to Imagination, Out of Silence, and Chameleon Days. He later earned Grammy nominations for his 1992 album, Dare to Dream, and the 1993 follow-up, In My Time. His breakthrough success came with the release of Yanni Live at the Acropolis, a concert conducted by Iranian composer Shahrdad Rohani, filmed on September 25, 1993 at the Herod Atticus Theater in Athens, Greece.

Official website: http://www.yanni.com



Yanni's music defies borders and boundaries. His music speaks to people of all races and nations. Half a billion people worldwide have experienced his performances in places where no one else has gone.

Yanni's dream of reaching a global audience continues, powered by the desire to touch people and bring them together with the universal emotions expressed in his music.

(from Yanni's channel on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/yannivideos )



(from Yanni's channel on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/yannivideos )

La musique chez les grecs adolescends

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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

La musique chez les grecs adolescends

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La musique chez les grecs adolescends

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Greece: Iro

Iro






Greece: Yiannis Kotsiras

Yiannis Kotsiras


He was born in Athens and started his career in 1990 singing rebetika and laika.
His first personal album “INNOCENT GUILTY” was released in 1996 with music by Panayotis Kalantzopoulos and Evanthia Reboutsika and Aris Davarakis’ lyrics.
This first CD was followed by “JUST A KISS” in 1997 (music: Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics: Eleni Zioga), “GUARDIAN ANGEL” in 1999 (music: Antonis Mitzelos, lyrics: Eleni Zioga), “IT’S OUR LIFE” in 2000 (music: Evanthia Reboutsika, lyrics: Aris Davarakis), the single “IN ONE GO” in 2001 (music: Lavrentis Macheritsas, lyrics: Isaac Sousis), the double album “YIANNIS KOTSIRAS LIVE” in 2002, which within a few months sold 120.000 copies, in 2003 his sixth personal album was released with the title “WOODEN HORSE” with music by Lavrentis Macheritsas and lyrics by Isaac Sousis and the DVD “WHAT SONG CAN I SING YOU”, «30 SOMETHING» in 2004 with music and lyrics by Manolis Famellos and Kostas Leivadas. In one of the new songs lyrics are written by Haris Alexiou while is included also a song that music and lyrics are written – for the first time – by Yiannis Kotsiras.
Yiannis Kotsiras has participated in recordings with Nikos Portokaloglou, Nikos Antypas, Dimitris Papadimitriou and Haris Alexiou, besides taking part in the albums dedicated to Dionysis Savvopoulos to Yiannis Markopoulos and to Mikis Theodorakis.
He has appeared live with Haris Alexiou, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Dimitris Basis, Kostas Makedonas. He has gone on several summer tours.

Official Website: http://www.kotsiras.gr


Guardian Angel


Greece: Michalis Hatzigiannis II

Michalis Hatzigiannis



Official web page: http://www.michalishatzigiannis.gr/

Χέρια ψηλά
English translation:

Hands Up

I don't know, my eyes, what love means
everybody says it's only one word and it's enough
With you I learned to look for that something
that makes two bodies to last together

Hands up and I reach everything
Come, lets go higher than love
Hands up, give me to go up
To one only God, to you I believe now
Hands up and I reach everything
Come, lets go higher than love
Hands up, and I am with you
that's how I win your life in life.

The whole world around says I Love You
but for us one kiss is not enough
With you I learned to break the verbs
My silence screams how much I love you

Hands up and I reach everything
Come, lets go higher than love
Hands up, give me to go up
To one only God, to you I believe now
Hands up and I reach everything
Come, lets go higher than love
Hands up, and I am with you
that's how I win your life in life.

Greece: The music I like - Michalis Hatzigiannis I


Michalis Hatziyiannis is a well-Known singer in both Greece and Cyprus. Although the songs he writes and performs are romantic love songs, they also describe the pain someone feels after a break-up. He is the most popular singer in Greece and he has a lot of fans. Every disk he's published is platinum, every song he's composed becomes a success and all his concerts are always sold-out.



Eurovision Song Contest 1998 (representing Cyprus)

Monday, 23 February 2009

Greece: Mariah Carey


official website: http://www.mariahcarey.com/

Official Chanel on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mariahcarey

Without you



No, I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way this story goes,
You always smile....
But in you eyes your sorrow shows
Yes it shows
No I can’t forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrows
When I had you there but then I let you go
And now it’s only fair that I should let you know
What you should know
can't live
If living is without you
can’t live
I can’t give anymore
can’t live
If living is without you can’t give,
I can’t give anymore
Well,
I can’t forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way this story goes,
You always smile
But in you eyes your sorrow shows
Yes it shows
can’t live
If living is without you
can’t live
I can’t give anymore
can’t live
If living is without you
I can’t live,
I can’t give anymore
Ohhhhhh
(No can’t live)
No no no
(No I can’t live)
I can’t live
(No can’t live)
If living is without
(No I can’t live)
I can’t live
(No can’t live)
I can’t give anymore (No I can’t live)

La musique chez les grecs adolescends

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La musique chez les grecs adolescends

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La musique chez les grecs adolescends - Kalanda

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La musique chez les grecs adolescends - Last Christmas

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Sunday, 22 February 2009

La musique chez les grecs adolescends

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Greece -The music I like - Shakira



A colombian singer, songwriter, producer and dancer

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira's first steps in her creative life were developed at a very early age. As a child, she would write short notes to her father, who encouraged her to keep logging her thoughts and emotions and was unintentionally fostering her ability to write song lyrics. But writing wasnt her only developing skill. By the time she was seven, Shakira displayed an impressive dancing ability when she joined a group of belly dancers at a Middle Eastern restaurant. She showed she could emulate their moves, much to the delight of everyone in the restaurant and she continued delivering impromptu performances for anyone who would stop long enough to watch her. Its a talent she has clearly continued to put to good use throughout her career though it hardly begins to describe her fluid, sexy dancing ability and the impact it has had on pop culture.

(Source: Shakira's official channel on youtube http://www.youtube.com/shakira )


Official website: http://www.shakira.com/

Whenever, Whereever



Lucky you were born that far away
So we could both make fun of distance
Lucky that i love a foreign man for
The lucky fact of your existance
Baby I would climb the Andes solely
To count the freckles on your body
Never could imagine there were only
So many ways to love somebody

Le ro lo le lo le
Le ro lo le lo le
Can't you see...I'm at your feet

Whenever, Wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear

You're over, you're under
You'll never have to wonder

We can always play by ear
But that's the deal my dear

Lucky that my lips not only mumble
they spill kisses like a fountain
Lucky that my breasts are small and humble
So you don't confuse them with mountains
Lucky I have strong legs like my mother
To run for cover when i need it
And these two eyes are for no other
The day you leave will cry a river

Le ro lo le lo le
Le ro lo le lo le

At your feet...I'm at your feet

Whenever, Wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
You're over, you're under
You'll never have to wonder
We can always play by ear
But that's the deal my dear

Le ro lo le lo le
Le ro lo le lo le

We can fly, say it again

Le ro lo le lo le lo le

Tell me one more time
That you're there
Lost in my eyes

Whenever, wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
You're over, you're under
You've got me head over heels
There's nothing left to fear
If you really feel the way I feel

Whenever, wherever
We're meant to be together
I'll be there and you'll be near
And that's the deal my dear
You're over, you're under
You've got me head over heels
There's nothing left to fear
If you really feel the way I feel

Greece: Guns N Roses


GUNS N΄ ROSES

6 Φεβρουαρίου 1962 - Ο W. Axl Rose (Αληθινό όνομα William Bailey) γεννιέται στο Lafayette της Indiana. Το επώνυμο του πατριού του είναι Bailey αλλά όταν ανακαλύπτει ότι το όνομα του πραγματικού του πατέρα είναι Rose, ο William αλλάζει το επώνυμο του σε Rose. AXL ονομάζονταν ένα συγκρότημα στο οποίο τραγουδούσε.

8 Απριλίου 1962 - Ο Izzy Stradlin (Αληθινό όνομα Jeff Isbell) γεννιέται στο Lafayette της Indiana.

5 Φεβρουαρίου 1964 - Ο Duff McKagan (Αληθινό όνομα Michael) γεννιέται στο Seattle.

22 Ιανουαρίου 1965 - Ο Steven Adler γεννιέται στο Cleveland.

22 Ιουλίου 1965 - Ο Slash (Αληθινό όνομα: Saul Hudson) γεννιέται στο Stoke-On-Trent της Αγγλίας.

6 Φεβρουαρίου 1962 - Ο W. Axl Rose (Αληθινό όνομα William Bailey) γεννιέται στο Lafayette της Indiana. Το επώνυμο του πατριού του είναι Bailey αλλά όταν ανακαλύπτει ότι το όνομα του πραγματικού του πατέρα είναι Rose, ο William αλλάζει το επώνυμο του σε Rose. AXL ονομάζονταν ένα συγκρότημα στο οποίο τραγουδούσε.

8 Απριλίου 1962 - Ο Izzy Stradlin (Αληθινό όνομα Jeff Isbell) γεννιέται στο Lafayette της Indiana.

5 Φεβρουαρίου 1964 - Ο Duff McKagan (Αληθινό όνομα Michael) γεννιέται στο Seattle.

22 Ιανουαρίου 1965 - Ο Steven Adler γεννιέται στο Cleveland.

22 Ιουλίου 1965 - Ο Slash (Αληθινό όνομα: Saul Hudson) γεννιέται στο Stoke-On-Trent της Αγγλίας.

6 Φεβρουαρίου 1962 - Ο W. Axl Rose (Αληθινό όνομα William Bailey) γεννιέται στο Lafayette της Indiana. Το επώνυμο του πατριού του είναι Bailey αλλά όταν ανακαλύπτει ότι το όνομα του πραγματικού του πατέρα είναι Rose, ο William αλλάζει το επώνυμο του σε Rose. AXL ονομάζονταν ένα συγκρότημα στο οποίο τραγουδούσε.

8 Απριλίου 1962 - Ο Izzy Stradlin (Αληθινό όνομα Jeff Isbell) γεννιέται στο Lafayette της Indiana.

5 Φεβρουαρίου 1964 - Ο Duff McKagan (Αληθινό όνομα Michael) γεννιέται στο Seattle.

22 Ιανουαρίου 1965 - Ο Steven Adler γεννιέται στο Cleveland.

22 Ιουλίου 1965 - Ο Slash (Αληθινό όνομα: Saul Hudson) γεννιέται στο Stoke-On-Trent της Αγγλίας.

22 Ιανουαρίου 1965 - Ο Steven Adler γεννιέται στο Cleveland.

22 Ιουλίου 1965 - Ο Slash (Αληθινό όνομα: Saul Hudson) γεννιέται στο Stoke-On-Trent της Αγγλίας.

1972 - Ο Steven μετακομίζει στο Los Angeles.

1976 - Ο Slash μετακομίζει στο Los Angeles με την μητέρα του.

1980 - Ο Izzy μετακομίζει στο Los Angeles. Παίζει σαν ντράμερ σε ένα punk συγκρότημα που ονομάζεται Naughty Women. Αργότερα παίζει με τους Atoms (ντράμς) και τους Shire (μπάσο). Στα 16, ο Duff γίνεται ο δεύτερος ντράμερ των Fastbacks.
Ο Duff έζησε στο San Francisco όσο έπαιζε με το hardcore συγκρότημα Silly Killers (ντράμερ). Γύρισε πίσω στο Seattle και ξεκίνησε να παίζει κιθάρα στους Cannibal. Επίσης έπαιξε και στην τελευταία μορφή των Fartz.

5 Δεκεμβρίου 1980 - Ο Duff παίζει την πρώτη του συναυλία σαν ντράμερ των
Fastbacks στο Gorilla Room του Seattle.

24 Ιουλίου 1981 - Ο Duff παίζει την τελευταία του συναυλία σαν ντράμερ
στους Fastbacks στο Gorilla Room του Seattle.

19 Δεκεμβρίου 1982 - Ο Axl αφήνει το Lafayette για πάντα.
Μαζί με την κοπελιά του μετακομίζει σε μια τρύπα στον αριθμό
1921 της Whitley Avenue του Hollywood.

1983 - Το 1983 οι Fartz άλλαξαν το όνομα τους σε 10 Minute Warning όταν ο μπασίστας Steve Fart παραιτήθηκε. Τα μέλη που έμειναν ήταν οι Blaine Cook, Duff McKagan και ο Paul Solger. Ο David Garriques έπαιζε μπάσο αλλά στην συνέχεια αντικαταστάθηκε απο τον Daniel House.

Σύντομα ο Cook, που ήταν το τελευταίο μέλος των αρχικών Fartz, παραιτήθηκε.
Ο αντικαταστάτης του στην θέση του τραγουδιστή ήταν ο Verwolf.

Όταν ο ντράμερ Greg Gilmore ήρθε στο συγρότημα, ο Duff σταμάτησε τα ντράμς και ξεκίνησε να παίζει κιθάρα.
Τα μέλη αυτά ηχογράφησαν υλικό για ένα ολόκληρο άλμπουμ, που δεν κυκλοφόρησε ποτέ, πρίν διαλυθεί το συγκρότημα στις αρχές του 1985. Η τελευταία τους συναυλία ήταν στο Lincoln Arts.
Όσο ζούσε στο Seattle ο Duff, του ζητήθηκε να παίξει σε ένα αγγλικό συγκρότημα που λέγονταν Angelic Upstarts. Αλλά για να παίξει στο συγκρότημα έπρεπε να μετακομίσει στην Αγγλία, οπότε και αρνήθηκε την προσφορά.

Το 1983 ο Axl και ο Izzy δημιούργησαν ένα συγκρότημα που ονομάζονταν Rose.

Άλλα μέλη των Rose ήταν οι: Chris Weber (κιθάρα), Andre Roxx (μπάσο) και Johnny Kreis (aka Johnny Christ) (ντράμς). Αργότερα άλλαξαν το όνομα τους σε Hollywood Rose.

1984 - Ο Izzy πάει σε ένα συγκρότημα που λέγεται London. Ο Axl είναι στους LA Guns μαζί με τον Tracii Guns. Ο Slash παίζει στους Road Crew (με τον Steven
και τον Duff) και στους London. Οι Hollywood Rose επανενώνονται με τον Tracii Guns στην κιθάρα. Ο Steve Darrow παίζει μπάσο και ο Rob Gardener είναι ο ντράμερ.

Ιανουάριος 1984 - Η πρώτη περιοδεία των Fastbacks. Ο Duff ήταν ο πρώτος τους roadie.


Ιανουάριος 1985 - Τον Ιανουάριο του 1985 ο Duff και ο φίλος του, Greg Gilmore, μετακομίζουν στο Los Angeles. Ξεκινούν να ψάχνουν σε αγγελίες για συγκροτήματα και πάνε μαζί σε οντισιόν. Ο Duff αποφασίζει να παίξει μπάσο αντί για κιθάρα.

Μέσα απο μια αγγελία, στην εφημερίδα Recycler, ο Duff γνωρίζει τον Slash και τον Steve Adler. Ξεκινάνε ένα συγκρότημα που λέγεται Road Crew . Όσο ήταν στους Road Crew, ο Slash έβγαλε ένα riff που αργότερα έγινε γνωστό τραγούδι. "Paradise City" το όνομα του.

Ο Greg Gilmore πήγε σε μερικές πρόβες τους, αλλά αποφάσισε να μετακομίσει πίσω στο Seattle (αργότερα έπαιξε στους Mother Love Bone, στους οποίους επίσης έπαιζαν οι Jeff Ament και Stone Gossard, μετέπειτα μέλη των Pearl Jam).

Μάρτιος 1985 - Τα μέλη ονομάζουν το συγκρότημα Guns N' Roses (απέριψαν τα ονόματα Heads Of Amazon και AIDS). Ο Duff πάει στο συγκρότημα και τα μέλη του είναι τα εξής:
W. Axl Rose (φωνή)
Izzy Stradlin (κιθάρα)
Tracii Guns (κιθάρα)
Duff McKagan (μπάσο)
Rob Gardner (ντράμς)

6 Ιουνίου 1985 - Ο Duff είχε κάποιους γνωστούς στο Seattle και έκλεισε μερικές ζωντανές εμφανίσεις για το συγκρότημα. Ο Tracii και ο Rob δεν ενδιαφέρονταν και έτσι ο Duff ρώτησε τον Axl αν θα μπορούσαν να παίξουν με τον Slash και τον Steven.
Ο Axl συμφώνησε.
Τα μέλη:
W. Axl Rose (φωνή)
Slash (lead κιθάρα)
Izzy Stradlin (ρυθμική κιθάρα)
Duff McKagan (μπάσο)
Steven Adler (ντράμς)

Οι GN'R πήγαν πίσω στο Los Angeles και συνέχισαν τις πρόβες.

Τέλη του 1985:

Οι GN'R παίζουν σε clubs του L.A. και ηχογραφούν demos. Η πρώτη τους εμφάνιση στο L.A. ήταν στο Troubadour.

Greece: The music I like - Anastasia Moutsatsou

Anastasia Moutsatsou



Tzivaeri
A traditional song from Smyrni





Κάθε μιά νύχτα
(Every night)
A modern ballad

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

France


The music I like

* I love pop music, because I can dance to it and this is a beautiful music.
* Today, I love Katy Perry, she has a beautiful voice and her songs are very interesting.
* Katy Pery was born on 25 october 1984 in Santa Barbara in California.
Her parents are ministers, she made a first album of Christian music in 2004.
She is married to Travis Mccoy, leader of the group Gym Class Heroes.
She made a new pop rock album in 2008 «one of the boy».
* I kissed a girl, hot'n'cold, mannequin, waking up in vegas, ur so gay are my favorite songs because they are rhythmic and the words of her songs are amusing.
* Her clothes are very coloured and sexy.
* Here are some sites for more information on Katy Perry and her song:
-Katyperry.com (vidéos and words of her songs)
-musique.ados.fr (vidéos and words of her songs)
-wikipedia.fr (for her biography and photographs)
Ophelie (france)

POP ROCK

THE MUSIC I LIKE

" POP ROCK "
Pop rock is a mixing between pop music and rock "n" roll music.
It's born in 1960 in the United States.The instruments are the guitar, bass,drums and keyboards.
Pop rock is a wiser and softer rock.
Pop rock is enriched by other musical styles,such as disco, funk ,
hard rock and techno music.
I really like this music because it's fun and relaxing,and I like
some pop music singers very much.

" MIKA"
Mika is a singer, an author and a composer. His real name
is Mikael Hotbrook Peniman.
He was born 18 August 1983 in Beyrouth ( Lebanon)
He has two sisters.
Mika lives in Paris and in London. He speaks French very well .
Mika plays the piano.
He became popular in 2006.
MY favorite songs by Mika are:
- Love Today
- Relax
-Big Girl ( you are beautiful)
I like these songs very much because they are energetic.
Here's a site where you can see MIKA:
www.youtube - mika
Amandine (france)

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

The Music and I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1h82bqloNE

My musical tastes
In the different style of music, I listen to variety, such as pop and a little of rock… Except the rap which I find too violent and the classical music which is, to my taste, boring. There is various music, for example, I like some songs of a singer or a group and other songs I don’t like.
The musical tastes of people on music are very different.
I also like solo of instruments like acoustic or electric guitar.


My ideas on the Music
The music is essential because it often gives cheerfulness to people.
Thanks to music, there is parties and pleasure.
Without music the world would be sad.
Thanks to music we can become famous (if we have a beautiful voice).
We can listen to music at home with Walkmans, ipods, CD players, in restaurants, in concerts, in movies, on the radio…
Each has the point of view on the music. The music expresses different feelings for each of us. It can represent the evasion, the sight of another world.
The music it is brilliant

The Artists
My favourite artists are the singers from the group High School Musical (Vanessa Hugden, Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdal) and Hannah Montana.
High School Musical is a group playing in a series of 3 movies.
Among the singers of the group Vanessa is my preferred one.

Vanessa Hugden
Vanessa is born on December 14th, 1988.
She was discovered when turning in the legendary High School Musical.
At 19-year-old she has already recorded 2 solo albums.
She hopes to continue her career in the music, the dance and the cinema.


Hannah Montana
Hannah is 15 years old when she began to play in the American series “Hannah Montana” with her father. She sings and dances.
She hopes to continue in the music in the side of her father for the rest of her career.

La musique que nous aimons

LIL WAYNE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=740d8sTpM7U



Lil Wayne, whose true name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr (born on September 27th, 1982 in News-Orléans), is an American rappeur. Active since the middle of 1990s, it is particularly known for its trilogy Tha Carter, its squeaky flow and its nickname of « bigger rappeur living ».


Born on September 27th, 1982 in News-Orléans in Louisiana. Lil Wayne grows in a difficult environment. It has Haitian roots by his mother. It crossed its childhood in effect in the quarter having bad character of Hollygrove, in News-Orléans, He lived with his mother and his stepfather until the age of 16 years, epoch of the death of his stepfather, Reginald " Rabbit ".


Lil Wayne starts his solo career in 1999 with Tha Block simple percentage Hot, a first album sales of which achieve n°3 Billboard, double Disc of platinum).




After the timid reception of 500 Degreez and weak sales of Neva Get Enuf of 3LW on which it appeared in featuring, the solo career of Lil Wayne is in a poor pass. It is in the lowest of its career that Wayne writes Tha Carter (2004) .L' album enjoys a slower rhythm and a more grown-up, darker atmosphere. The tube ' Go Dj ' blows up sales of LP, which will pass in 878 000 copies in the United States and in more than a million worldwide. Tha Carter II gives the upper dimension to Wayne, definitely in the older children's playground.



Lil Wayne and T.I which collaborated together

Albums Studio :

* 1999: Tha Block Is Hot
* 2000: Lights Out
* 2002: 500 Degreez
* 2004: Tha Carter
* 2005: Tha Carter II
* 2008: Tha Carter III
* 2008: Tha Carter III: The Rebirth

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Los chicos del IES Vicente Cano cantan a sus mayores

Durante la pasada Navidad de 2008, el Departamento de Música organizamos un recital de villancicos para ofrecerlos en la Residencia de personas mayores (3ª edad) de Argamasilla de Alba. Algunos como este fueron en Inglés. Aquí puede verse la canción de John Lennon, Happy Xmas que 40 chic@s de edades comprendidas entre 12 y 17 años ofrecieron a un público emocionado.

En décembre dernier, les professeurs de musique de l'IES Vicente Cano ont organisé un récital de chants de Noël qui a été présenté à la Résidence du 3ème Age. Certains d'entre eux étaient en anglais dont la chanson de John Lennon, Happy Xmas, que 40 élèves d'entre 12 et 17 ans ont offert à un public ému.