Sorry for the late post. I had computer problems but have it back now. :) I'm going to do the weekly post today instead.
The video is Do You Want My Love by Chinese American singer CoCo Lee. CoCo (real name Ferren Lee) is very successful in Asia, especially Hong Kong (where she was born) and Taiwan and also had some success in America.She has released albums in Mandarin and English and was the first Chinese artist to perform at the Oscars in 2001. CoCo's had a long career, having released her first album in 1994. Do You Want My Love? is from her first full length English album Just No Other Way (2000) and is one of my favourite songs.
A few years ago I got Indonesian singer Anggun's album Elevation. I couldn't find the lyrics for some of her songs anywhere, so I made my own. I thought I'd start a lyrics project on here, for something different.
Here are the lyrics for A change (one of my fave songs). I had trouble understanding some of it, so if anyone knows the correct words, please let me know. :) I like the French version, J'ignorais tout as well but I can't speak French, so if anyone knows the lyrics to that, let me know as well. :)
A changeVerse 1
First time I saw your face
Some look can't be replaced
First time I felt your embrace
I just knew I was-in trouble
First time I played with fire
Surrendered to desire
First time I made up a lie
Well it felt so right
ChorusDidn't know you were the change I fell into
Hidden like a taboo
Didn't know I found the change I needed to
Strong as voodoo
Didn't know that it could change my point of view
Got (?) me through and through
Today's video is a bit different. It's a video of a man called Prasad Bhandarkar playing a piece of music called Raga Shivranjani on a Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute). A raga is a series of musical notes. I think this is a raga for Lord Shiva.
I'm interested in Tahitian and Hawaiian dance. I found this video ages ago and I thought I would upload it today. :) It's the second part of a documentary about the Tahiti Nui First International Dance competiton that was held in Honolulu, Hawaii in March 2003. Nearly 10 years ago now! Tahiti Nui Internatioal is a Tahitian cultural organisation. I think the competition still going now but is called Hevia I Honolulu.
This is the video for Heaven's A Lie by Lacuna Coil. They're an Italian gothic metal band, whose current members are lead vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro, bassist/composer Marco "Maki" Colti Zelati, guitarists Cristiano "Chris" Migliore and Marco "Maus" Biazzi and drummer/percussionist Cristiano "Criz/Pizza" Mozzati. The band was first formed in 1994 by Andrea and Marco and they asked Cristina to sing background vocals. She then became a permanent part of the group and later they were joined by Chris and Criz in 1998 and Marco in 1999. Guitar players Raffaele Zagaria, Claudio Leo and drummers Michaelangelo Algardi and Leonardo Forti were also members. Their latest album is Dark Adrenaline. Heaven's A Lie was the first single from their third album Comalies (2002), which has been called their "breakthrough album".
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