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Harpist Brandee Younger’s new album ‘Soul Awakening’

We have been following Brandee Younger, both her music and on Twitter @Harpista for several years now, and we realized we never posted anything about her. An oversight, and the release of her latest album last year gives us the opportunity to share with you this talented harpist. A native of Long Island, New York, Younger began her harp studies as a teen, and has been performing across genres from traditional harp repertoire to jazz and other popular ...


‘Mundo Paralelo’ by Monsieur Periné

Monsieur Periné is a group formed in 2008 and despite what you may think, they’re not French but their name definitely is! They hail from Colombia and the first time we heard the song ‘Suin Romanticón‘ was when Max Dana sent us the link to the video with a note: ‘Play the video!‘. We did and after a magical first listen it was stuck in our head, even though their best-known single is ‘Bailar Contigo‘. The ...


Global Concert Online on International Jazz Day

It’s important to celebrate music and more specifically Jazz on International Jazz Day: the yearly event was created by UNESCO ‘From its roots in slavery, this music has raised a passionate voice against all forms of oppression. It speaks a language of freedom that is meaningful to all cultures, from North to South, and East to West‘. Today is International Jazz Day 2020 and events were planned in Cape Town, South Africa and other ...


Half the Sky: 30 songs / 30 days campaign

We support the Half the Sky Movement since 2010, we even created a tag for Half the Sky posts. On April 2010, La Moitié du Ciel, the French version of the original book was available in France; a few months later, Max Dana organized a discussion group: Half the Sky: Moving Individual Stories To Engage People. The Half the Sky Movement is launching a 30 songs / 30 days campaign, and legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come ...


Darfur Peace Song by Sudanese singer Omar Ihsas

“The new era” (Alahd Aljadeed) is a song promoting peace in Darfur by the Sudanese singer Omar Ihsas and sponsored by UNAMID. Omar Ihsas, born and raised in Nyala (the capital of South Darfur),  is one of the most respected singers and composers of Darfur. He is a committed artist, singing for peace in the camps in Darfur. He once said “the multi-cultural nature of Darfur’s music holds the key to resolving the conflict“. The ...


Pete Fowler: Original Artworks & Don’s Rainbow

Sama Readers, we got some great news about Pete Fowler for you! You remember our news from last month: Paintings by Pete Fowler tonight in London about Pete’s recent paintings adorning the walls of the Silas store. Now here is your chance to buy some original artworks from our favorite artist! You can buy acrylic on paper signed original artworks on this page. Be quick, they sell like hotcakes, really! Our favorite one is Seaweeds (illustrating ...


Imany, a beautiful voice in a beautiful body

Ten days ago, Max Dana posted about Imany, a successful folk/soul singer born in France. Since then, we have been listening to her music and we love her ! That’s why we decided to cross post Max’s blog so you can read (if you didn’t already) what Max thinks of Imany, and learn more about the amazingly talented singer…   When I first saw Imany, I thought: ‘What a beautiful woman!‘. Then when I first heard her sing, ...


DJ Mehdi dead at 34 after fall from roof

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi also known as DJ Mehdi, was 34 years old. He died from fatal injuries on Tuesday after roof of his Paris home collapsed. He was a French-Tunisian Hip-hop/electro producer and DJ, and much appreciated by electro fans, and by us. Billboard.com says about him: DJ Mehdi gained prominence in the French electro and house scene in the late 90s as a DJ for Different Teep, and recently became a staple of Ed Banger Records. He has worked with ...


Burlycon 2011 takes place October 20-23 in Seattle

It has been a while since we didn’t mention Burlesque on the Sama Gazette and we had to do something about it. So here is a great news for any Burlesque lover: for its fourth year, BurlyCon will be held in Seattle the weekend of October 20-23. If you don’t know what BurlyCon is about, here is a hint: BurlyCon is an annual Burlesque Educational convention that provides educational offerings, professional growth and in-person social networking ...


da-eYe is back on the wall of Serge Gainsbourg’s house

Twenty years ago, on March 2, 1991, Serge Gainsbourg died. He was one of the major French music personalities of the 20th century. If you don’t know his music yet, a box set available on Amazon commemorates the 20th anniversary of Gainsbourg’s death in 1991 and is the first ever exhaustive collection of his work for Universal Music from 1958 onwards. In New York, the Gallery of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents the US ...






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