There are lots of girlbands who wants to be the Next Bananarama 😉 or Destiny’s Child. Be aware that Holland got an incredible New girlband which will impress with their debut Single “Extremely In Love”. A Snippet of the song of the black beauties from Rotterdam, Douriz Monteiro, Christina Monteiro & Garfëila Brown can be heard on their YouTube movieclip “Chandeaux Photoshoot – Behind the Scene (Part 2)”.
Rotterdam got a new Concert Venue Annabel and has “The Game” as eyecatcher yesterday.
In a very small hall for around 500 people was a DJ playing hiphoptracks at 7 PM. He did not concentrate on the Westcoast music, but also the compatitive Eastcoast-side.
8.15 PM Woodie Smalls from Belgium arrived on the main stage, just one day after they support Mobb Deep. First the DJ, than the leading man and than the Backup MC (usually it’s the other way around).
They did several tracks like the Single “What If”
You need to be patience to see Madonna, but The Game is much later. 10.30 PM his entourage arrived on stage and start the Soundcheck. Rapper Marcus Black introduced The Game, which seems to be that he along with his Backup MC AR could not wait any longer as welll.
He did some Classics and lots of material of his “Documentary 2” like his latest tune “My Flag/ Da Homies”
To give his fans what they wanted including his hoodie, he wore during the show given away to a lucky fan. Also he exchanging bandana’s with his audience and make some footage with phones and handycam of his Dutch fans.
Woodie Smalls, Marcus Black, The Game and others made it together a memorable evening at an incredible new place for music events.
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The Documentary 2 + 2.5 (Collector’s Edition) 01/22/2016
September 30th, I became 40 years old and Michaela De La Cour from MY “Army of Lovers” asked me if she can paint something and make money for a Charity cause as a gift.
I was busy on my way, but after a day I choose my friend Carla Nascimento (She is 10 days older than me). She survived Breast Cancer and works very hard on her CAR-E Entertainment Company, that fights for Cancer in different ways, like for instance her first great Cancer-show (“CAR-E Entertainment 4 Cabo-Verde”) that was shocking brilliant ( https://magicmusicmagazine.com/2015/10/26/car-e/ )!
Michaela de la Cour has released a New Single some weeks ago called “Happy Birthday”
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Besides her Music Releases,Michaela is very creative as a Jewel Designer and as a Painter. After talking about Carla she create this painting “Dancing Queen In The Sun” last month inspired by Carla.
Straight in front of me at the otherside of the Ahoy. I was watching the VIP lounge visitors Melanie C, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell more than 2 hours long, but for a moment, they were away to “SPICE UP MY LIFE”
At November 6th, 2016 it is possible that I am back again in the Ahoy for MTV Europe Music Awards 2016, why not with The Spice Girls (as they were planning a comeback!)? This time a little closer, please 😉
The website http://www.mtvema.com has not tell the details, only that the show will starts at 9 PM and the Afterparty when Saturday starts at night.
To get in the right mood “Move Over” to the Spice Girls – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.
Soon singer Dina Medina will release her New (4th) Album “Pegam Na Mô” (means Take My Hand) a combination of modern and traditional music from her parents Motherland Cape Verde.
In 2010 she released an Album, you can listen to at Spotify called “Mornamente”, with two track she did with The Metropole Orchestra “Ka No Saudade” and “Fidjo Maguado (Nha Terra)”. Another collaboration with the famous Fernando Lammeirinhas “Mata Saudade” is included. One of the other tracks is “Ka No Sepera”
One year later she did another duet with O-Day called “Engel Op Aarde”
In 2012 she was on five tracks of the Splash! Album “Celebra”, an album with also vocal contributions by Laise Sanches and Grace Evora.
She released last year an amazing duet with C.Duarte called “Porquê” on Single
If you like African music like this, you really need to listen to the upcoming music of Dina Medina, who works on the Album “Pegam Na Mô” with Paulo Bouwman (Guitar), Alessandro Russo (Sax), Toy Vieira (Keyboards), Stanley Clementina (Bass), Tuur Moens (Drums), Marco Santos (Percussion) and the incredible Backing Vocals of Melissa Fortes and Sonia Andrade.
Are you excited now? Come to the Release Party at LanteernVenster (Rotterdam) November 13th, 2015 or join her tonight at 6 PM at Restaurant Noah (Gelderseplein 6, Rotterdam) for a Listening Session. For 20 euro you can hear her New Album and enjoy a diner in the right vibe with a surprise at the end.
The Album will be “Love At First Sight”, because the stunning Sleeve by Het Echte Werk (The Real Work). Dream team behind are Brian Antonio Bozo Inostroza (photo), Odair Pereira (fashion) and Stephanie Gravenberch (make-up). I really love the pose, the clothes in combination of the background. It is really really really fitting the way that Dina should stand there forever. Without her, something is missing at that place 😉
I’ve been to several Cancer benefit shows in the past and last Saturday it was the first one that really touched my heart, because this was pure love conquering Rotterdam and I am not saying that because the lady behind is a friend of mine, as I am not hypocrite and always tell my friends if I like or dislike something (if they wants to know).
Carla Nascimento won a battle against Breast Cancer. At the start of her battle she kept everything secret and decorate her head with shawls by Di’Xpression (Great name by Diana J. Ritfeld), but in the middle of the Medical treatments, she tells what’s going on to push other victims to express.
While she was picking up the pieces and starts CAR-E Entertainment. She already did wonderful things, like the Official Videoclip for Yuli Minguel “Shake It Off”
She starts to continue supporting women with Breastcancer with the ultimate final in Theater Zuidplein, Rotterdam with her Cape Verde roots in a mix of Theater, Music, Workshops (by Leal Arazzi van Herwaarden and Annika Lau), Art, Food and most of all love in a beautiful lightshow!
Just after 8 PM the show starts with Lantuna, a beautiful choir of men, women and two cute kids who sang amazing. The kids shake their ass while they were singing like they are adults as well, but I guess they are both under ten years, so I guess they are born to dance and their part ends with the Amazing dancers of CAR-E Entertainment.
You really need to check Grupo Cultural Lantuna Facebook-page
After the Star Of The Night herself Carla Nascimento welcomes the audience in an almost sold-out loving and CAR-E-ing audience, she introduced us to a beautiful fashionable singer Melissa Fortes, who sang some songs like her incredible “Deixa A Chuva Passar”.
If you think tiny ladies are fragile, you need to invite Poliana Vieira, she released incredible songs, like her first Single “His Love Is Worth”
Her highlight was the song “Time To Change”, featuring on her first Album “Moods” as well as the Single
Than the incredible play starts about how a battle with Cancer starts and ends in beautiful parts between the music. The words and acting… just perfectly done by Sandro Lima, Melissa Fortes, Sonia Andrade, Ryan Dankfort, Adison dos Reis and Edson da Graça.
I am not very familair with Zouk-artists. My list starts with Zouk Machine (ofcourse!) and ends with Lady B Gouvernante, but ofcourse I knew the trio Adlicious and one of the members Laise Sanches is incredible without Jordy and Shirley as well.
It was planned that Carla introduced her, but Laise waits and waits and thought it was a good idea to do it by herself. A very funny spontanious acting as well as introducing one of the songs with the wrong producer in mind. The best out of the tree was her Single “Fight For This Love”
You need to be thankful, thankful for everything is the great message by Adison. he did a cool speech and in a minute the audience were all one with their hands together and the beautiful music continues with Sonia Andrade following who ends the first part.
A shocking start of the second part. Carla Nascimento tells her story with a beautiful heavenly powerful recording, while her dancers including Romario Almeida Gomes, impressed and dressed in creations by Zen-I Dias and the amazing Choreography is made by Louis Alves
Gery Mendes got so much energy, that you keep watching and stay awake and even plays flute in an impressive way.
After the wild, we take it slower again with Johnny Ramos who is impressive alone, but with Adlicious Jordan Roy, he thrills in an beautiful portugese duet with at the background a beautiful dancer. Topcombi!
Take a listen to his Single from 2013 “Nha Primeiro Amor”
Finally someone with a name that I can remember after hearing one time “Dina Medina”. She will release very soon her New Single and worked in the past with Fernando Lameirinhas on her Album “Mornamente”.
Dina, introduced the band of the show with leader and Guitar player Paulo Bouwman and contains the musicians Adriaan Correa on Percussion, Aristoteles Nascimento on Drums (I love his family name 😉 ),Manu Soares on Keyboard and Roberto Matias on guitar.
The Backing Vocalists who did the amazing difficult job to sing not the most easiest songs are Marise Barbosa, Douriz Monteiro (she got the X-factor and needs to conquer the Charts, when I met her last years and heard her singing skills) and the man in the middle Arlindo dos Santos.
After the final part of the incredible play, two finalist ends the show. Dino d’Santiago & Miroca Paris with also a very wonderful contribution by Poiliana.
Miroca Paris was fantastic, especially when Poliana Vieira gets back in the spotlight to do a beautiful song together.
Dino released a full Album “Eva” with the incredible song “Pensa Na Oji”
Take also a look to this report by Letra das Ilhas TV
Just after midnight the show ends at the Magic place Theater Zuidplein, with an afterparty and Carla Nascimento did it with so much LOVE and CAR-E! This was the first one and hopefully not the last one. If you were not there, you… REALLY REALLY REALLY HAVE MISSED SOMETHING HEAVENLY!
Very talented Soul and Jazz-singer Melissa Fortes will release her first Album “Sonho De Um Beija-flor” December 10th at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam. In October 27th she starts with a Crownfundraising campaign for this Album, that is close to be reality.
Enjoy her Singles “Lullaby”, “Deixa A Chuva Passar” and get shocked by the beautiful artistic Videoclip for “Levam Ma Bo”