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Turkish Music

I haven't done any posts about Turkish music for a while, so I thought today I'd do another Turkish themed post. :)

In 2017 I posted a round-up of Turkish and Arabic music on the blog. You can see it here:

Turkish and Arabic Songs: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/09/turkish-and-arabic-songs.html

And here are a couple more posts:

New Turkish Music (from March 2018): https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/03/new-turkish-music.html

Nihan Akın- Duy Beni: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/05/weekly-music-video_16.html


Atiye- Maazallah

Atiye released this in late 2016. Maazallah translates as God forbid" in English.


You can see an English translation of the lyrics on this site: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/maazallah-god-forbid.html


Also check out Atiye's latest release Radiant Night PowerTürk Akustik) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TLxLYR9Zso


Hadise- Sampiyon

Here's a newer song from my favourite Turkish/Turkish Belgian singer Hadise (who I origina…

Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Womxnly by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai. The song is in support of transgender people. "Womxn" is a modern spelling of "woman/women" that is thought to be more inclusive of transwomen/people who weren't born female but now identify that way. Another spelling is "womyn" which from what I understand, is more associated with feminism rather than transgender inclusivity. Read more here: https://www.dailydot.com/irl/womyn/

Womxnly is Chinese language (I think Mandarin), but if you view the video on YouTube itself and click "Subtitles/closed captions" you can see English subtitles and get a full understanding of the song. :) This is the official dance video and was uploaded in February.

Update 20/4/19: It's from Jolin's latest album UGLY BEAUTY which was released in December.



Fan of Jolin? Check out these posts:


Features The Great Artist music video: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/08/girls-vs-boys-c-pop.html

Incl…

New Music/Videos

I realised I hadn't done a New Music/Videos post since November! So here is the first one of 2019, featuring the music and videos I've been listening to/watching lately. :)



Mariah Carey feat. Stefflon Don- A No No (Remix) (Audio)
Jonas Brothers- Sucker 
MOMOLAND- I'm So Hot (K-pop)
Miraa May-Nobody
2Chainz feat. Ariana Grande- Rule The World
Pia Mia- Bitter Love
Lolo Zouai- Desert Rose (Official Audio)*
Dimitri Vegas &  Like Mike feat. Era Istrefi- Selfish
IZ*One- Suki to Iwasetai (J-pop)

C-pop

Jolin Tsai:

Ugly Beauty
Hubby 
Womxnly (Dance Video)
Life Sucks

Nick Chou and Tia Ray- Chinese song*

Austin Mahone- Why Don't We 
EVERGLOW- Bon Bon Chocolat (live on Simply K-pop)
VAV- Thrilla Killa (libe on Simply K-pop)
Janine- Never The Right Time (video)

Nigerian

Mr Eazi feat. Burna Boy- Miss You Bad
Simi- Ayo 
Yemi Alade feat. Slimcase & Brainee- Yaji


That's it for now! :) What have you been listening to/watching lately?


*New to me



Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Nobody by Miraa May. She was born in Algeria and moved to the UK with her family when she was young.  Growing up in Tottenham, London,  she was influenced by Western R'n'B and hip hop, emo rock, Algerian rai and Arabic music. In 2012 she released her first acoustic EP The Beginning and went on to work with American record producer SaLaAM ReMi, under whose guidance she worked further on her EP N15.

Last November Miraa released Care Package, her debut EP for Island Records. Nobody is from Care Package and the video came out in January. The song is about being fearless, taking a stand for what you believe in and love. Miraa has said that she wanted the music video to be inclusive of all races and religions, and to spread a positive vibe.



Listen to Care Package on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0bMaD8l0WCJLMz3CteLiYZ

For more on Miraa visit these links:

Echo Location Talent profile: https://echolocationtalent.com/artists/miraa-may/

Official site: http…

New J-pop and K-pop Releases

I think I  last did a combined post on new J-pop and K-pop releases 2 years ago, so it's time for another one! Here are some new Japanese and Korean songs. :)


J-pop

Note:  Avex videos are now blocked from being shown on third party applications. If you click on the videos you can watch them fine on YouTube. :)

Jun - Phenomenal World


Jun (full name Lee Jun-young), a member of Korean boyband U-KISS has released his debut solo single, the Japanese language Phenomenal World.* It will be on his upcoming single album also called Phenomenal World, due to be released on 10th April. The album will also feature the song Never Too Late.

The video was uploaded on 10th March.


For more about Phenomenal World check out this post: https://www.hellokpop.com/news/u-kiss-jun-solo-phenomenal-world-japan/


J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE- Yes we are

J Soul Brothers have a new single, Yes we are. It was released on 13th March and is from their new album which also includes the RAISE THE FLAG, FIRE and ~F…

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Vai by Calema, a Portuguese music duo originally from São Tomé and Príncipe, islands off the west coast of Africa. It's made up of brothers António and Fradique Mendes Ferreira, who have been singing since they were young. They went on to study music in Portugal and later moved to France. The name "Calema" means a  ripple on the African coast, as the waves always carry something special with them, and they as a duo bring music, smiles and culture. (I hope this is right, since I translated it into English from their Facebook page using Google Translate!). :)

Calema have released one album, A Nossa Vez (A.N.V)(which translates as "Our Turn" in English) which features the popular single of the same name. This year they enteredFestival da Canção 2019, the Portuguese music competition to select Portugal's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Their song A Dois (For Two) got to the final. The winner was Conan Osíris with Telemoveis (Mob…

Priyanka and Nick Videos

In December Indian actress Priyanka Chopra married American singer and actor Nick Jonas. I thought it would be cool to do a post featuring both of their videos. :)


Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka won the Miss India and Miss World beauty pageants in 2000. She started out in Kollywood (the Tamil film industry) playing the part of Priya in Thamizan (2002). She then made her debut in Bollywood (the Hindi movie industry) with the 2003 film The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, alongside Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta. She went on star in Andaaz  (2003) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) but her career really took after she starred as Sonia in Aitraaz, the 2004 remake of Hollywood film Disclosure. Her other movies include Barsaat, Krrish, Don, Dostana and Gunday.

In 2015 Priyanka made her American TV debut when she starred as lead character Alex Parrish in the TV series Quantico, the first South Asian to play the lead in an American network drama series. She has also acted in American films Baywatch (2017…

Weekly Music Video

Sorry there was no 2nd post last week. I had a busy weekend since it was my birthday and I also went to a friend's party. :)

Today's video is- BORN HUSTLA by Raja Kumari featuring Janine The Machine. It's from Raja's latest EP BLOODLINE which was released on 22nd February.

BORN HUSTLA is an audio, but I'll update in future if there's a music video. :)




To read more about BLOODLINE and listen to the rest of the songs, check out this article: https://celebmix.com/raja-kumari-releases-new-ep-bloodline/

Raja fan? Check out these posts:

Mirage with Lindsey Stirling: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/11/weekly-music-video_8.html

Music video for Meera: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/01/weekly-music-video_31.html

Raja raps on Allah Duhai Hai from the Bollywood film Race 3: https://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/06/race-3-videos.html