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‘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 ...


da-eYe wears protective equipment against Covid-19

As you may already know (we mentioned him many times on the Sama Gazette), da-eYe is Max Dana‘s iconic character, and he was born in the mid-Eighties, on the walls of Paris/La Défense in France. da-eYe is facetious and waggish, renowned for his repartee as well as for his witty sense of humour, and his charming and easygoing nature. He’s our guy! Max uses her iconic character to bring awareness to important causes like when he was a barefoot ...


Paris, a beautiful yet disturbing deserted city under lockdown

Last week we posted a news about the Eiffel Tower lighting up as a sign of solidarity with heathcare workers; this time it’s a video filmed by the Préfecture de Police of Paris and shared by Max Dana on Twitter capturing the emptiness of Paris. The City of Lights is empty quiet as streets are deserted during coronavirus lockdown. The feeling is kind of weird, to be honest… Paris is both beautiful and frightening, we are ‘at war’ ...


The Sama Gazette website will be back on April 1, 2020!

After a (way too) long hiatus, we are very glad to announce The Sama Gazette website will be soon back online! Many readers who were missing their dose of ‘Sama frenchness‘ have been following us on Twitter @SamaGazette for a long time and kept asking when our website would be updated again. You can stop messaging us and sending emails (only on this very specific matter) because the answer is… next month! Starting in April, the Sama ...


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 ...


Wendy Brandes swear rings and the ‘misinterpretation’

On April 29, our favorite jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes, wrote on her blog: ‘I’m SMH at Topshop’s Version of My Swear Rings’. In her post, she explained: ‘The sterling-silver swear-ring set from my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes line has been one of my most popular designs since I introduced it at a designer friend’s runway show in 2008.’ She just realized a huge corporate chain store was selling swear rings looking just like ...


Sgraffiti, graffiti and now moss graffiti

We have to say we are no graffiti experts and we didn’t know what was a sgraffiti before we read Max Dana’s post about it. So when Max posted about moss graffiti, we were curious to know more about this new form of graffiti art. And we were so excited about it we thought we should published this article on the Sama Gazette. It would have made a great ‘Art in…’ post, don’t you think?   Five years ago, I posted about ...


The CMH 4th Annual Spring Benefit on April 22

Children Mending Hearts is an organization we support because it is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational and arts programs that build empathy and global citizenry. The kind of initiative we know very well because Max Dana is also working with disadvantaged children. So we frequently mention the organization on the Sama Gazette, the first time was in 2009, then it was in 2010 and more recently in January 2012 for the First ...


da-eYe : Easter Egg Head 2012!

We hope you all had a happy Easter! Here we had a very good one, thanks to da-eYe. Like every year, Max Dana organized an egg hunt and da-eYe was invited, of course. And he really made our day. Here is what Max wrote about it on her blog:  da-eYe is a serious guy. You know him well enough now to know he doesn’t like being laughed at. But he always enjoys making jokes at someone else’s expense. So once again, it was too tempting to tease him, I ...


President Sarkozy Bans Cheese After Dinner

Yes, you read well: Nicolas Sarkozy has banned cheese from the menu at the Elysee Palace… You know how much we like cheese on the Sama Gazette, and maybe you remember our posts: Try Raclette For A Warming Winter Dinner (one of Max Dana favorite dishes) or French Cheese: Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, Chevre… illustrated by two great drawings by Pete Fowler. So when we read Sarkozy had banned cheese, we were chocked! The French President adheres to a ...






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