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Amanat Ali, Singer - Pakistan:
Winner of "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" Middle East Challenge - 2007; Mirchi Music Awards 2010 "Best indipop song Thumri"
Amanat Ali, is a young and dynamic star of Pakistan. During Ali's teenage years he organized musical shows. Ali once performed with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who paid him five hundred rupees as a reward of his inspiring performance. Amanat is the son of singer Nazakat Ali. Amanat Ali has sung for the Bollywood music director Bappi Lahiri for the movie Bal Ganesh. He has also sung the title song for K.C. Bokadia's Junoon.
Currently, Amanat Ali is working on his second personal album, which is expected to be released soon. He has also sung a song for music directors Vishal-Shekhar in the film Dostana. In August 2008 he toured the US with fellow contestants maulie dave, and emon for a concert called Summer Beats 2008. Amanat Ali also performed the opening act for much hyped 'Unforgettables' concert which showcased the Bachchan family, Preity Zinta and many more huge Bollywood actors.
He has sung song "Khabar Nahi" for Dostana released in November 2008. His latest album, Kohram, released on April 16, 2009.
Carolina Ghigliazza, Soprano - Argentina:
She has a solid and extensive musical training. She is a graduated in Singing and Music studies from the Municipal Conservatory Manuel de Falla. She also studied Vocal Technique and Musical Theatre Repertoire with the prestigious baritone Juan Rodó. Moreover, she undertook Vocal Technique studies with masters of the Teatro Colón such as Silvia Gatti, Diego Sanclemente, Garbis Adiamanian and Pedro Álvarez. At present she is getting perfected with Lucía Boero. Besides, she studied Repertoire with Dante Ranieri and Acting with the emblematic actress Ana María Campoy.
In her concerts as a professional singer, the critic has recognized her as “owner of a prodigious voice and of great versatility" She is also internationaly remembered for her duet, 'Dare To Live' with WAALM Award winning vocalist, Sattar, Pop-
Elisabeth Popp - Denmark:
Is a danish singer and songwriter. She co-wrote the song "Trusting in the Light" with the very talented artist Silvercord. That was her first online collaboration and an international one as well with Silvercord working and living in South Korea and Elisabeth in Copenhagen, Denmark. A collaboration that also got them a non-exclusive licensing deal with Crucial Music Company. On Namaste's Song she worked with Don Mailhot, Canada (who wrote the song) and Silent Company, USA (who produced and performed the music).
"Trusting in the Light" & "Namaste's Song" are both featured on the Peace Partners Album "Many Countries, One Sky" from 2010. All profits from the album will be donated to Amnistie International Canada Francophone and War Child Canada.
She also collaborated with Eliseo Mauas Pinto, Argentina, on the song "The Foggy Dew" for Peace Partners.
She is currently writing songs for her first album and is once again collaborating with Silent Company.
Ersin Faikzade, Pop-Baritone - Turkey:
He is a singer, writer and a humanitarian. Ersin's pasion for music and humanity landed him on many goodwill projects and concert in his region. He earned his graduate degree in Communication from England and participated in the project Plast Lluest Day Service, a project supported by the European Union, which pursues a better quality of life for the mentally disabled. Faikzade has also worked for the Oxfam Foundation and the Diana Memorial Fund/Foundation. He takes Diana’s love and caring for other people as an example for himself and was even given the Order of Welsh due to his articles about Diana and his services for the Diana Foundation/Fund. His latest album 'If I were a King' was a great success and well-recieved by his fan ad supporters. He is internationally remembered for his duet 'Simin Bari' with WAALM Award winning vocalist, Sattar. Offcial Web:
Francesca Sola, Crossover Soprano - USA:
Francesca Sola is from San Diego where she began in musical theater before training in opera. Although she has performed professionally in both opera and musical, her true passion is performing as a solo artist in the Classical-Crossover genre.
Official Website: www.francescasola.com
Gabriela N, Singer /Songwriter - Malta:
She is a Maltese singer-songwriter from the country of Malta. She has been singing for the last 12 years and she started her career at the tender age of 8. Music has always played an important role in her life since from a very young age she showed interest in singing and dancing. Seeing that, her family never discouraged her, they always motivated her and help her to be the person that she is today! In 2010, she released her two official singles called "HEADSPIN" & "WHERE ARE YOU NOW". They both topped the charts and were success.
In early 2011, she was a Supporting Act for the British Duo "The Cheeky Girls Live In Concert". Currently in 2013, she's #2 on the Z100 Radio Station in New York were she's in the top charts along with Jessie J, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha and many others. Currently she's working with foreign producers for her next single which will be released very soon!
Irina Singh, Singer/Songwriter - Romania:
Romania is the land, where she is nurtured musically with Cello, Viola, Violin, Piano and Canto Classic.
Irina have started creating songs from very early age. At the age of 12, she received her first prize for composition, followed by other recognitions that encouraged her write more songs.
Her passion for music is the tool to express herself and her emotions. She is open to all new styles and cultural influences.
She lived in India for 8 years, which is one of the reasons why some of her songs have Indian influences.
She recorded and promoted her songs in India, Romania and the United Kingdom and she is looking forward to sharing and promoting her songs globally. Irina appeared on several TV shows and Radio chat shows and is currently recording her new album and a couple of music videos.
She was the first vocal artist who has recorded and participated the 'Walk in Style' Project.
IXI ISIS, Singer/Songwriter/Author - France:
IXI ISIS is a French-Spanish Singer, Author and Vocalist.Trance, Progressive, New Age Enigmatic, Hypnotic Witch House,Chillout, Lounge, ChillHouse,Deep House, Chillstep, IDM, Ambient, Epic Spiritual.Her Project that was born from its voyage to the land of Celtic Britain in 2012, a land of Music, interlaced ancestral Myth and legend ... through this meeting the collaboration with International musicians such as:AΩ Project (Britain), Jesús Estevill (Spain), Andrea Soru "Taste Of Dream" (Italy), Perfect-Harmony (Serbia), Kikai (Germany), Nico Pusch (Germany), Bonny & Clyde (Switzerland),Mauro-B (Spain), Einsauszwei (Germany), Ricky Shadowdream (Canada) was born.
IXI ISIS has many projects in progress with other musicians and DJ's. In all her international projects, no matter original, creative or remix, she applies intuition and inspiration from heart. She stands for a world without borders with a message in the Authentic Spirit of sweet femininity. Her debut Album - IXI ISIS - Me Busco - was released in May 2013 in which
the sensuality of her voice surrounded by the sounds, sometimes futuristic, sometimes ancestral that offers all material and texture for Creating a rich and inspired musical Universe.Her voice is the breath of creation and it reveals the soul.
Kate Todd, Singer / Actress - Canada:
is a popular Canadian actress and multitalented country recording artist whose soulful, heartfelt vocals accompanied by her guitar and country strong sound deliver an authentic introspective of song and celebration.
Since her days portraying Lily Randall the free spirited singer/songwriter ‘Shady Lane’ on the award winning hit TV show Radio Free Roscoe, KATE TODD continues to act while alternately working on and remaining focused on her love for music.
The two media have continually intertwined throughout Kate's career, which has led to music licensing deals with the Disney and Showcase Networks. The BareNaked Ladies and Great Big Sea, Kate was invited to perform as a guest artist at the legendary Mint Club in Los Angeles, California and the fashionable South Street Seaside in New York City hosted by FremantleMedia Ltd. She has also been featured on network television, college radio, internet radio, web tv, including a recent Breakfast Television segment debuting her new national single release, 'Footprints On The Moon', released to country radio in February 2013.
Keiko Kagawa, Lyric Soprano - Japan:
Japanese born and educated, Keiko's operatic roles include Cio-Cio San (Butterfly) in "Madama Butterfly" with North Bay Opera, Montana's Rimrock Opera, Oregon's Rogue Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Golden West Opera Company and Silicon Valley Community Opera. She has also made a number of appearances as the Soprano Lead in Handel's Messiah. Most notable among those are two appearances in the San Francisco Conservatory's famed, annual "Sing-It-Yourself Messiah", at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall at the Marin Veteran's Auditorium. Keiko also gives occasional recitals, as well as participating in an annual vocal concert in Japan.Musical theater and dance work includes performances with the Oakland Lyric Opera, San Francisco City Light Performing Arts Company and Infinite Reflections Dance Company. In Japan Keiko's recorded appearances include several works of Praise Songs and Contemporary Christian Music. In the U.S. Keiko can be heard on recordings by Noel McFarlane and the group "Hikari." Keiko is also the former band leader, keyboardist and lead singer of "Lovely Wind," a Tokyo based Gospel Jazz Trio. She also had a successful duet in title of 'I Believe' with WAALM Award winner Pop-Tenor, Sattar.
Keiko also teaches voice and piano and serves as the conductor for "Choral Cosmo" a Japanese singing group based in Silicon Valley.Keiko holds the degree of Master of Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance and a Teaching Credential in Music Education are from Tokyo's Kunitachi College of Music.
Leon Brumen, Pop-Baritone - England:
Leon is a young and ambitious vocalist living in West London. After finishing college and first experiences as the singer of different bands in Germany, he started studying vocals in a private school of Jazz and Popular Music in Frankfurt called „Frankfurter Musikwerkstatt“. When his father had moved to England in 2009, he coninued his studies of Sociology, Political Science and International Relations in London where he currently is doing a Master of Arts in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy. Leon has a great vocal talent and abilities and broad vocal range. He likes to sing uptempo Soul- and Rock songs as well as the most beautiful Ballads & Evergreens of the past 60 years. He also is ambitiously performing titles from the genres of Musical, Opera, Gospel, Blues and Jazz.In 2005, Leon appeared on Slovenian National Television in the country’s most popular Entertainment TV-Show with a live presentation of Elton John’s Song “Circle of Life”. During the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2006 in Kaiserslautern, he took part in the artistic gala dinner show „Salto Culinare“ as vocalist, singing several Elton John and some other titles.In 2007, Leon started working with two producers and musicians and in the Winter of that year I recorded the Single, 'In jedem Ende', and in Mid 2008, a second one called 'Tanzen will ich”. Both songs have been extensively aired on German stations WDR4, SWR4, SR3, and French-German Stations Radio Melody and Radio Salu and reached high in the respective charts for the folk genre, the second song even reached position 1 and held it for several weeks.
Leonardo Tajabadi, Baritone - France:
He is a Baritone Opera singer. who is based in France. He participated in various master classes and collaborated on various projects in Europe and the United States under the direction of the greatest international masters. He was awarded with four degrees:Two degrees from the Florence Opera House, conferred by Patricia Morandini; and the International Academy of Nice conferred by Lorraine Nubar, who is also a professor at the Juilliard School of New York; and the other two from the Academy of Music of Florence By Liliana PoliLeonardo has also received a diploma in Italian Opera in the category of ‘Interpretation of Art Lyrique’ at the international competition Francisco Vinas in Barcelona conferred by Bonaldo Giaiotti.
Leonardo is also known for his cover duet 'A Time For US' with Sattar, WAALM Award winning vocalist, which was on the top music charts for weeks. He had performances at the Festival Song of Milan and Berlin, Barcelona, Florence Opera, Nice, Paris and London.
Leonidas G Cue, Hip Hop / R&B Singer - USA:
Born in Detroit Michigan, Leonidas G Cue eventually ended up residing in Las Vegas, soon after ending his term as a Active Duty U.S. Marine in 2009. Mr. G Cue has learned to play many instruments such as the Violin, Trumpet, and Saxaphone since the age of 11 which continue on throughout his life. Along with performing in marching bands, school concerts and church choirs, and with the knowledge, experience and passion for music he started working towards a career in music.
The Motown born artist was inspired by some of the most talented of old school artist legends. Such as Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, and Isley Brothers, other inspirations include 2-pac, Donnel Jones, Genuwine, R-Kelly, Joe Thomas, Brian McKnight, 112, Method Man, RedMan, OutKast, Biggie Smalls, Naughty by Nature, DMX, Talib Kweli, Z-Ro, Bun B, Lauryn Hill, LL cool J, Nas, Future, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood, and T.I. As a versatile individual he enjoys Jazz, Neo-Soul, along with R & B and Hip Hop also experimenting with all Genres as well. Here are some other additional artist he loves (Kim, Maxwell, Musiq Soulchild, Sade, Micheal Jackson). He is now working with one of the top independent Label and Movements out (The J. Leake Movement Entertainment).
Loghman Adhami, Co-composer / Violinist - USA:
He was born in 1949. Began playing violin at the age of 7 & starting composing since 15 years old. He earned his
B. A. in music from School of Arts in Tehran and his MSc from Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He composed & arranged many hit songs & published violin solo album & violin and piano albums.
He established an International Music School in 1993 in California and has since hired 15-20 teachers involved in teaching various instruments from around the world. He has produced and recorded well over 80 songs in his past 40 years of career. Maestro Adhami is also a WAALM Award winning composer and instrumentalist.
Michael Brass, Pop/Soul Singer - France:
He has been passionate about music for as long as he remembers...from Stevie Wonder to Elvis Costello; from the Beatles to Burt Bacharach. He had the good fortune of being initiated into the universe and musical approach of some of The Greats at an early age, and develop my ear with the complex chords of some, while awakening his sensibility with the lyrics of others.He has had both the atypical and intuitively logical journey of an indie artist who has lived in Europe and North America, shared creative and enriching experiences, written for other artists, lived the thrill of being on stage in front of an excited audience and stirred up old memories for diehard fans of both Old School Motown and Powerpop. Always on the hunt for new challenges, He likes the idea of questioning himself and expanding his writing palette. This is reflected in his latest work, mainly geared toward TV commercials and movie soundtracks. Michael currently lives in France but he is open and flexibile to any new projects and opportunities, anywhere in the world, as long as they have heart, are serious and driven by momentum.
Nasambu - Kenya:
Nasambu Barasa, is an Afro-Soul Singer-songwriter, producer and founder of the band, The Mystic Nomads, has captivated audiences on 3 continents with her unique style, a fusion of Jazz, Reggae, Latin, and African rhythms that is deeply rooted in her spirituality as a mystic. Nasambu seamlessly vocalizes her poetry in the languages of English, Swahili, Spanish and French. Stylistically she pens soul-stirring lyrics to reflect the realities of today's mystic nomads living in a global village.
Throughout her journey, Nasambu has witnessed how Soul Music continually transcends the divisions of language, tribe, and creed to commune directly with the hearts of audiences around the world. "Music is one of the most powerful and unifying aspects of the human experience, voices Nasambu, "It speaks the universal language of the spirit."
Last year, 2013, Nasambu was featured live on radio stations in Kenya, East Africa, and welcomed on Good Morning Kenya, a TV show aired nationwide, to perform and discuss the origins of her music, and her work as a peace activist and natural healer. Her painting, Sankofa, was accepted as a part of the groundbreaking "Black Woman is God" Exhibit in San Francisco, CA at the African-American Arts and Culture Complex. Nasambu also toured some of Europe’s biggest summer festivals, including Summer Jam and Montreux Jazz with Ghanaian Reggae artist and UN ambassador, Rocky Dawuni and the Revelation Project. Stay tuned for the unveiling of new projects and collaborations with Nasambu in 2014!
Nik Miles, Singer/ Songwriter/ Actor - Sweden:
This multi-talented young man has been singing ever since he was a little boy, emulating the sounds of famous Pop and R&B singers of his time. With a unique voice and vocal stylings, he is sure to continue making his mark on the music industry. Nik’s passion for music began with singing, and soon branched out to composition and instruments. Nik Miles has taught himself to play numerous instruments (five in total) but considers his strongest to be the piano.
Nik Miles is an artist and fashion visionary who has immersed himself in many aspects of the entertainment industry. He can be seen in front of the camera in TV shows such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Lipstick Jungle,” as well major motion pictures including “The Life Before Her Eyes,” which was directed by Vadim Perelman (“The Girl With The Pearl Earring”). While focusing on music, and preparing for the release of his debut EP, Nik has shown no fear in expressing his interest in various aspects of a limitless industry.
Nina Badric, Singer / Pop Diva / Model - Croatia:
She is a Croatian pop singer. Before starting her career in the entertainment industry she used to be a bank teller. She began performing in early 1990s, exploiting the sudden popularity of dance music, but her repertoire gradually became more mainstream. She's also very popular in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey.
She competed in "Dora" - Croatian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 4 times. She won 7th place in 1993 with "Ostavljam te", 10th place in 1994 with "Godine nestvarne", 18th place in 1995 with "Odlaziš zauvijek", and almost won in 2003 with "Čarobno jutro", being a runner-up to Claudia Beni with "Više nisam tvoja". Nina starred in popular Croatian television showMjenjačnica, where she swapped for a day with a zoo animal guard.
Badrić represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Nebo". It finished 12th in the second semi-final and failed to qualify for the grand final. She released 7 successful albums and have had many major soled out concerts.
Neoclubber, Electro-pop duo - Russia:
It is formed in late 2008. Neoclubber is one of few Russian dance-pop projects which have released music abroad.The music can be described as a weave of electronic genres, with an integration of urban and rock elements. However the central genre in which the duo prefers to work in pop.
Official Web: http://www.neoclubber.com
Radhika Shankar, Singer/Songwriter - India:
In her early years, she spent more time in studios than on playgrounds - lending her baby voice to numerous jingles, voice-overs and dubbing projects along with her mother, a professional singer for over thirty five years.The best part about school for her was being in the choir. And by the time she was fifteen, she had taught herself how to play the guitar, with a little help from her dad, and her best friends, The Beatles, and their complete chord book, which became her most precious of possessions. In college at Lady Sriram College, New Delhi, while earning a degree in Sociology, she formed an acoustic band which usurped first place in every Western music competition it entered. That was also the time she had a year-long stint anchoring a popular television show, ‘Toofan Mail’ on Sony, which also helped bring out the performer in her. She began her tryst with advertising at the age of 20, and within a few years, along with copywriting, production and video editing, she veered (naturally) toward the musical side of advertising. By her late twenties, she took a bold call to ‘go independent’, and formed her own company, Cornucopia Films.
It was only in her early thirties that she began penning down songs, writing tunes and doing rough-cut recordings with her self-taught knowledge of music software. It was around the same time that her desire to sing inspired her to pioneer the karaoke revolution in the capital, hosting packed nights in restaurants and pubs, spreading happiness to thousands who also got addicted to the rage.
Vahid Dorri, Singer - Iran:
Born in Abadan, Iran. Vahid Studied electrical engineering at university but he had a passion for music and ambition to become a voice of peace and love when he was young which lead him to take private musical training while he was studying at school. Vahid started his career by singing in the choir at school and in the Isfahan Symphony Orchestra. He Performed his first concert in 2005 at the Isfahan Art Center which lead him to pursue his dream even stronger. Vahid is living in Canada now and during the last five years he has performed at many charity concerts in British Columbia.
VEliz, Singer - Arminia:
After leaving school she entered State Song Theatre of Arminia. Her first video was made right after her graduation, which was more successful than expected.
Soon after she wrote her hit song called "Never say never" along with composer Andish. Since that success she received many offers for write songs and performing on stages, major events and pose for publications.
She is planning for create a band and present good music all over her country.
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