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 World Music DayWorld Music Day by The Ovi Team
The World Music Days are more than just a festival. They also are a meeting plac
 The DukeThe Duke by The Ovi Team
Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S American pianist who was the greatest jazz composer and bandleader. One of the originators of big-band jazz, Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands o
 Minnie the MoocherMinnie the Moocher by The Ovi Team
3rd March, 1931; Cab Calloway makes music history when he records “Minnie
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 The Times They Are A ChangingThe Times They Are A Changing by The Ovi Team
10th February, 1964; Bob Dylan releases \"The Times They Are a-Changin\" his 3rd album, by Columbia Records. The album is seen as a protest album featuring songs about issues such as racism, poverty, and social change. The title track was one o
 The WallThe Wall by The Ovi Team
The Wall is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. Presented a
 Anarchy in the UKAnarchy in the UK by The Ovi Team
\"Anarchy in the U.K.\" is a song by the British punk rock band the Sex
 The Last WaltzThe Last Waltz by The Ovi Team
The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian rock group, The Band, held on Am
 Rock legend Hendrix dies after partyRock legend Hendrix dies after party by The Ovi Team
September 18th 1970; Guitarist Jimi Hendrix has died after collapsing at a party in London. Police say there was no question of foul play. A number of sleeping pills were found at the house in Notting Hill Gate and they have been taken away for
 The Who & the BBC explosionThe Who & the BBC explosion by The Ovi Team
September 17th 1967. In introducing them at the Monterey Pop Festival three months earlier, Eric Burdon of the Animals had offered high praise for the up-and-coming British rock band the Who, promising the crowd \"A group that will destroy you
 Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti by The Ovi Team
 Beatles' manager Epstein diesBeatles' manager Epstein dies by The Ovi Team
Aug 27th 1967; Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, was found dead of an accidental drug overdose in his Sussex, England, home. The following day, the headline in the London Daily Mirror read \"EPSTEIN (The Beatle-Making Prince of Pop) DIES A
 The Swing Era beginsThe Swing Era begins by The Ovi Team
The sound of swing, which utterly dominated the American popular-music scene
 The Beatles Replace Pete BestThe Beatles Replace Pete Best by The Ovi Team
17th Aug. 1962; The Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison replace the group\'s drummer \"Pete Best\" with Ringo Starr.
 A Hope, Wish, and Dream Come True by Melanie Rose White
 It Was 30 Years Ago Today (The Beatle-death Cosmic Conspiracy) by Patrick McWade
It wasn’t Paul McCartney who dies way back when “28 IF” graced that VW bug or the hand hovered over Sergeant Pepper’s band. He wasn’t a “lucky man who made the grade”. Both he and R
 Avenue 52 fits right in by Frank de Leeuw Van Weenen
In a music segment where most bands sound like all the others, Avenue 52 is fitting right in. Good quality recording, decent enough songs (the acoustic ballad, the ballad with power chords, the up-beat sing-along, etc) but it is not bringing anyth
 Led Zeppelin, the beginning by Thanos Kalamidas
And what a beginning! On January 12, 1969 a Zeppelin shown us “the only way to fly” as it was advertised despite the fact that the cover of the record features a black-and-white image of the burning Hindenburg airship.
 Ceebrolistics interview by Edna Nelson
Ceebrolistics have been dropping beats on Finland since the early 90's and like any experimental Hip-Hop group they are pretty complicated guys, but unlike other Hip-Hop heads I've met they are pretty friendly too. Before a show in Helsink
 Woodstock Festival 1969 by Thanos Kalamidas
Woodstock was not just a music festival, it was and still is a generation's symbol. It was the American May, it was the Vietnam War, it was the cold war, it was the beginning and the end of the American dream! Woodstock
 The lady sings the blues by Thanos Kalamidas
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan; April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her loyal friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singi
 Join us in Neverland........ by Dimitra Karantzeni
The king of pop is dead. Breaking news spread all over the world causing sadness, dist
 The Sony Walkman: Music on the move by Asa Butcher
Are you ready for a dose of nostalgia that might eat your cassettes? Cassettes, for those readers raised during the age of iPod, were one of the methods us older folk used to listen to music and thanks to an innovation launched by Sony thirty year
 For the Moment: The Sony Walkman is 30 years-old! by Patrick McWade
Patrick McWade shares his cartoon for the 30th anniversary of the release of the Sony Walkman. For more For the Moment
 Michael Jackson: The tragic megastar by Asa Butcher
Michael Jackson died 15 years too late. If his destiny was, it seems, to die at a relatively early age then it should have been in 1993, perhaps just after his phenomenal performance at the Super Bowl XXVII half-time show. Had Michael Jackson died
 Michael Jackson: The Emperor of Pop Music by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Adora - "Ethereality to Your Reality" by Juliette Roques
Adora, a versatile music outfit was brought to life by Lumimarja Wilenius (vocals and occasionally piano) and Päivyt Toivonen (guitar and backing vocals). Described in their own words as “Ethereality to Your Reality” the music is
 Jari Marjamäki's Gigs by Alexandra Pereira
Jari Marjamäki, aka Zentex the musical chameleon, or DJ Yari the non-Russian fellow, or former “Mechanical Ballet” show host for Lisbon-based Oxygen radio station – featuring techno, minimal electronic and electro –
 From the Land of Delight by Edna Nelson
 The Other Side of the Moon by Thanos Kalamidas
An exhibition commemorating some of the tragic figures of music.For the fu
 Patterson Hood: A guitar and a pen by Eduardo Alonso
 Take it easy, Jackson Browne by Asa Butcher
#Well, I'm running down the road, tryin' to loosen my load, I've got seven women on my mind, I've got seven women on my mind, four that wanna own me, two that wanna stone me, one says she's a friend of mine…#
 The Divinity of Music and Homemade Cookies! by Leah Sellers
Music - the Universal Language of the Soul - the Heart and Mind. Music speaks to Us - reaches Us in ways nothing else can. Music is the Universal Language of Connection. Just as the seductive, mouth watering, aromas wafting from warm ovens filled
 Rock and Travel: Freaks and Classy People by Juliette Roques
Everyone has a different concept of what a city is or means to them. One person will focus entirely on the atmosphere, while another pays weight to the stories surrounding the city. It is impossible to sum up one place in songs or visual art but varie
 The singer remains the same by Thanos Kalamidas
Fine, fine; I have to admit it! The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw that Robert Plant celebrates his 60th birthday was …oh man I’m getting old!!! Then I checked online videos and Robert Plant's voice overflowed into the
 The Missing Element by Thanos Kalamidas
I once wrote an article about Sibelius and how came to love his music. I described the vivid feelings and visions his music inspires, but upon reading the article again I realized that I had overlooked a small, ye
 The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest is Gone by Ken Sanders
The golden voice of the great southwest, U. Utah Phillips, will sing and story tell no more. Bruce Phillips passed away at his Nevada City, California home, last evening, May 23rd, 2008 from heart failure, at age 73. Af
 Dustin' off the Eurovision by Clint Wayne
Yippee!! Eurovision is upon us once again as Belgrade hosts this year's competition. All the sad Euro-muppets will be partying through the marathon event and enthralled to know which eastern bloc country will win it this year. The carve-up
 OurVision Grande Finale 2008 by Caisa
Iolanta Savva Moldovasta, Mounir El-Bentite Marokosta, Adi Subari Indonesiasta, Kadi Vija Virosta, Cecilia Naa Densua Quarshie Ghanasta, Jawhar Karim Muayad Irakista, Lesmana Vilmi Indonesiasta, Jabril Mohammed & Mohamed Isse Somaliasta,
 Coffee and Cigarettes in Helsinki #4: The Real Voice of Helsinki by Juliette Roques
Listening to the melody gently drawing you in, on such songs as “Stars and Just for Tonight”, a hauntingly beautiful song, for which Manna wrote the lyrics, the allure of her music is easy to understand. Both songs, taken from her l
 Twins, Not Clones: Interview with Tegan Quin, Tegan & Sara by Vesa Kuosmanen
When meeting with Tegan Quin, the other half of Canadian Tegan & Sara twin duo, who have just released their excellent fifth album The Con in the UK, you realise what amazing energy this 27-year old, young wom
 Growing up in Helsinki in the '70s and '80s: Sir Spliff Richard by Juliette Roques
It is a cold winter evening that’s really still afternoon on the day that we set out on our first cultural tour of Helsinki. The mission is simple enough, yet, perhaps complicated in its execution. Show us a place we can go to, a place th
 Europevision Semi-Final in Helsinki by Caisa
The last (but not least) category to go through the semifinal screening of the Ourvision 2008 Song Contest is Europevision, where the already chosen five semifinalists compete for only two spots in the glorious Grande Finale.
 A Short Story of Greek DIY Punk Passion by Zorba the Freak/Sakaflias
Once upon a time there were two guys. One (Zorbas) lived in the capital of Greece while the other one (Sakaflias) came from a little corner of the Greek countryside called Trikala. For many years they had been unawar
 Triumph Over Tragedy by Jack Wellman
The classic that is Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, including the opening movement (the Allegro)…duh, duh, duh, duhhhhh…is perhaps the most universally recognized song in world - a universal and timeless classic from,
 Faces of Vainamoinen - The Kantele as Symbol by The Ovi Team
Faces of Väinämöinen is kantele player Timo Väänänen’s Doctor of Arts work for the Folk Music Department of Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy. The project includes a concert, an exhibition and a photographic
 The British Invasion by Jack Wellman
On February 7, 1964, a British invasion of another sort hit the United States, starting in New York. The nation’s and the world’s taste in music would be forever altered - changes so epic in social and
 "Jai Guru Deva Om" flies across the universe... by Alexandra Pereira
…literally. At midnight GMT (Monday 7 p.m. EST) on Monday 4th February 2008, NASA will beam The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” literally across the universe. Travelling 186,000 miles per second, John Lennon’s lyrics w
 Britney Spears: Sex, drugs and pop by Thanos Kalamidas
Two days ago a 14-year-old girl died in her bedroom in Athens, a victim of drugs and alcohol and her parents are trying to understand what really happened and how drugs and alcohol found their way into this child’s room. They are both very o
 Jingle Bells, Batman Smells... by Asa Butcher
Does anybody know who first coined the alternative playground lyrics to James Lord Pierpont's classic Christmas song? How many of you have sung 'Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg; The Batmobile lost
 The punk that died as a hippie by Eduardo Alonso
Five years ago, Joe Strummer, the leader of The Clash, died unexpectedly aged 50, victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart disease. He descended to the hell of punk after the break-up of The Clash, but a few years before
 The Eagles still soaring high by Clint Wayne
When I first heard that my favourite band The Eagles was to release their first studio album for 28 years I was slightly apprehensive. Would it live up to expectations? Would Long Road Out Of Eden
 Nazia Iqbal, the Queen of Pashto MusicNazia Iqbal, the Queen of Pashto Music by Abdulhadi Hairan
The young and beautiful Nazia Iqbal has become a queen of Pashto music. God has gifted her with a very sweet voice and she has used it to the better extent. She has contributed a lion\'s share to the recent revolution and popularity of Pashto p
 Music under AttackMusic under Attack by Abdulhadi Hairan
At least 20 people injured and many shops destroyed in an explosion at a big Peshawar (Pakistan) music CD market on October 09, 2007. It was not the first or last incident. Many music centres have been destroyed in Bajaur Agency, Mardan, Swat,
 Alexandra Alexis LIVE at Bloomingdale's - Today by The Ovi Team
Hey everybody! You are welcome to come see ALEXANDRA ALEXIS LIVE at BLOOMINGDALE'S OCTOBER 13th!The day will feature ALEXANDRA ALEXIS performing LIVE with rock legend LESLIE WEST and the best new amazing sty
 Kim Kline: The new musical force? by Ovi Magazine Guest
Kim Kline: The new musical force?By Ryan Cain Recently, I have been working with a phenomenal, new independent female talent
 Sibelius' magic secrets by Thanos Kalamidas
There is only one way to appreciate Jean Sibelius' music: Close your eyes and let his music fly you into the forest. Johan Julius Christian ‘Jean’ Sibelius was born December 8th 1865 and died exactly 50 yea
 20th Century Boy by Clint Wayne
I’ve heard it said that everyone has a period in their life that they call ‘My Time’. Having left school in the ‘Summer of ‘69’ it was the first time that I realised that my life a
 Become a rock star and die youngBecome a rock star and die young by Joseph Gatt
A study at Liverpool John Moores University concluded that rock stars are more likely to die at a premature age than average human beings. For millions, becoming a rock star is an ultimate goal.Millions around the world dre
 Eagle Soars High by Clint Wayne
As the lights dim over the packed arena casting darkness all around, all you can see are the thousands of tiny twinkling lights spread out across the huge auditorium and as you can almost reach out and touch the atmo
 Farewell Slava by Thanos Kalamidas
It is a month ago since many of us watched on our television screens a very old Mstislav "Slava"* Rostropovich walking with the assistance of the Russian president Vladimir Putin and entering a Kremlin hall where he celebrated his 80th b
 Stuck in the Middle by Clint Wayne
Having enjoyed writing recently about ‘The Greatest Showman of Rock ’ celebrating his 60th birthday in his natural flamboyant style, it is with vast contrast that another of my
 Happy Birthday, Reg! by Clint Wayne
From Former Pub Pianist to Chairman of Watford Football Club, The Rocket Man, The Pinball Wizard, Captain Fantastic himself, The King of the Outrageous ‘Specs’, Pioneer in the fight against AIDS and Gay Rights, Father Figure to the Sta
 Ray Thomas at 65: Legend of a Man by Melanie Rose White
Picture a six-foot robust guy, with a booming baritone voice that commands your attention, and the word “sparkly” probably doesn’t come to mind. Yet for the crowds of Moody Blues fans, founding band member Ray Thomas does sparkle
 30 years, where did it go!30 years, where did it go! by Clint Wayne
Thirty years to the youth of today probably seems like an eternity, but, to an old 1970's rocker like me, it is a mere flicker through the window of time, so it was with great fondness that I recalled the release
 In Memoriam: Juice Leskinen by Oobio
Juice is gone. Well, a couple of decades ago the scary news was released that Juice had a near-death-experience. The stories about his drinking habits (a coup
 Slayer meets Meshuggah by Asa Butcher
“Slayer meets Meshuggah, with dark melodies entwined with a pseudo-philosophical lyrical concept. Just plain crushing, with some trashy elements. Jazzy nightclub scenes covered in velvet,” lists Coma of Loss as some of their
 Little girl with a huge voice by Asa Butcher
Alexandra Alexis has just turned 21 and she is a welcome blast of sunshine on this wintry Helsinki day. Her personality bubbles like a Jacuzzi on max and she is bursting with a confidence that you would not believe possible of her diminutive
 Under a Zeppelin's shadow by Thanos Kalamidas
Very few groups are still going strong twenty-six years after their last release, while a huge Zeppelin shadow is cast all over the rock scene, even today. Led Zeppelin were formed in 1968 from the former Yardbird Ji
 Duck Walker turns EightyDuck Walker turns Eighty by C.J. Michaels
The man who rocked the fifties into high gear has become an octogenarian. Unlike his peers, however, he seems to care little for audience appreciation and the fingerpicking genius who gave us the likes of 'Mabelline', 'Roll Over Beetho
 Forever AutumnForever Autumn by Clint Wayne
Ageless rock band The Moody Blues took to the stage last night (October 11th) at a packed and vibrant Royal Albert Hall in London as part of their current World Tour.
 Justin Hayward at 60: Built to LastJustin Hayward at 60: Built to Last by Melanie Rose White
Who would you say belongs in the World's Most Exclusive Club? The ten wealthiest people on the planet? The five living U.S. presidents? Or, how about a very few 60's rock bands. More specifically, bands that still to
 Let the acoustics flow by Asa Butcher
"I have no expectations of how the gig in Tavastia on Saturday will feel. It will probably be the biggest audience we have ever had, although they will be further away than we have been used to when performing in
 A Night to Remember by Asa Butcher
Hartwall Areena was rocked by Bryan Adams last night as he continued his 2006 World Tour with a two-hour set packed with over twenty songs from his 25-year back catalogue. Despite the arena being a couple of thousand
 The Dark Side by Asa Butcher
Innocently I happened to mention to Thanos that I had never listened to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon or any other Floyd album for that matter. Once he had stopped hyperventilating, I promised to stick on the CD player and ‘give i
 Permission denied by Asa Butcher
Throughout the history of music there have been albums that have changed the face of music and pushed the genre beyond its boundaries: The Beatles’ White Album, Nirvana’s In Utereo, Queen’s A Night At the Opera, The Eagles’
 Barefoot Diva by John Pederson
Césaria Évora’s fame is as unique as her eloquent Cape Verdean ballads. She earned the title “barefoot diva” early in her career for frequently performing without shoes, a sign of solidarity with her impoverished homela
 K.A.O.S. Theory by Thanos Kalamidas
Whatever people like to say, Roger Waters was the heart of Pink Floyd after Sid Barrett left. From the records Wish You Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon and the autobiographical The Wall, Roger Waters is the heart, th
 Thank you, J.C. by Edward Dutton
Lumina Polaris are part of one of the most peculiar sub-genres in music: Christian Heavy Metal. Many bands in such obscure sub-genres (whether 'Christian Pop' or 'New Age Folk') tend to be pretty mediocre within the broader genre a
 Man in Black fans by Lee Thorkhill
I am not a massive fan of Johnny Cash, in fact I am not very familiar with his music, but I went to see this biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix as the man in black. This is basically a love story between Mr Cash and June Carter with the backdrop of h
 A beautiful song by Thanos Kalamidas
I’m not sure why, but from the moment we started talking about an Ovi issue special about time I had a certain song in mind, ‘Child in Time’. It was written and first played by the rock group Deep Purple, but
 A pinball wizard by Thanos Kalamidas
While writing about Jesus Christ Superstar musical and film I used the phrase ‘rock opera’, so it is natural to remember the first person who composed anything to do with this type of m
 Kitten Stevens by Thanos Kalamidas
Does the name Yusuf Islam say anything to you? You might have read something about this name a few months ago when the FBI and American customs forbid him entry to the US because he had suspected links with
 Country King by Thanos Kalamidas
Most of the people will remember Elvis Presley as the person who brought Rock & Roll into every house; they will remember him from his films and his unfair end. What most of the people forget is that El
 Daughter of the antichrist by Thanos Kalamidas
I never really liked Ozzy and Black Sabbath, and the only reason I have a record of them is just to say that I have at least one record from every rock group. They lasted three decades until MTV made a real
 Dude? Dude! Dude! by Asa Butcher
One Sunday, while suffering from dehydration caused by excessive alcohol intake the night before, I stumbled across a film on one of the Finnish TV channels. I decided to watch being in no mood to hunt down the elusive remote control; it became th
 MTV FinlandMTV Finland by Thanos Kalamidas
Why did a small country like Finland stop transmitting MTV Scandinavia and start MTV Finland? This happened something like six months ago and even the Finnish prime minister was invited on one of the programs and he called i
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