Mizuki Nana (水樹奈々) is a Japanese pop singer and a popular anime seiyuu. She was the winner of "Best Musical Performance" in the first annual Seiyuu Awards.
Andy Sheppard is a British jazz saxophonist and composer. He has been awarded several prizes at the British Jazz Awards, and has worked with some notable figures in contemporary jazz, including Gil Evans, Carla Bley, George Russell and Steve Swallow. Naná Vasconcelos was a Brazilian percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, notable for his work as a solo artist on over two dozen albums, and as a backing musician with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, Gato Barbieri, and Milton Nascimento.
Nana Grizol is a rock band from Athens, Ga. The band formed in the beginning of 2007 and in 2008 released their first album "Love It, Love It." since then they have toured nationally several times and continued to grow. And change. And be new. And old. The current lineup features Theo Hilton, Laura Carter, Robbie Cucchiaro, Jared Gandy, and Matte Cathcart. Ursa Minor, is the long-awaited follow up to Nana Grizol's second album, "Ruth," a potent mix of revved up melodic folk punk, laced with intricate horn arrangements and sleazy, ripping guitars. It alternates between contemplative, beautiful folk arrangements and blasting rock and roll, often within the same song.
A newly remastered definitive anthology of one of the world's best loved popular singers. In her 30 year career, Mouskouri has sold over 300 million albums worldwide and continues to enthrall audiences everywhere. This selection draws from the full spectrum of her recording career. The task of compiling a single-disc best-of collection for legendary Greek chanteuse Nana Mouskouri is virtually impossible, but this 21-track retrospective, spanning the singer's career and incorporating a range of musical styles, is an excellent introduction for the novice or casual fan.
Nana, the protagonist is a woman starting from absolute poverty managed to climb the social ladder to the highest echelons.
Nana (Anna Sten) is a young woman who dreams of success in the entertainment world. For this reason he works tirelessly in Paris. One day he has a stroke of luck, and admirer decides to create a musical revue where Nana is the only star. This will launch to fame, and soon finds himself surrounded by numerous fans, who are eager to meet her in person. Among his admirers are veteran Grand Duke Alexis, and a young gallant who is soon starting a romance.
Extraordinary collection of Mouskouri recordings from many years. She sings in many languages, especially French, German, English, and her native Greek - and she makes all of them sound wonderful. In fact, she sometimes sings a song written in one language in another with intriguing effect: e.g., La Vie en Rose in German as Schau Mich Bitte Nicht So An. Many of the songs are very well known, such as Plaisir d'amour, Les trois cloches, Amapola, the Habanera from Carmen, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Changes Everything, Schubert's Ave Maria, &c. All are at least interesting, most are lovely.
Fragments: Modern Tradition is a collection of compositions written by Nana Vasconcelos for six films. The music is appropriately atmospheric, and takes on a myriad of ethnic influences from around the world. Indeed, the first track "Vento Chamando Vento" sounds amazingly similar to fellow multi-ethnicists Dead Can Dance. Vasconcelos utilizes a variety of percussion instruments – cowbells, shakers and drums – to achieve the sounds of open landscapes. The album is not all space and wind, however. A fine backing band helps Vasconcelos create a number of musical textures, including the incredibly peppy "Forro Para Antero" and the poly-rhythmic "Let's Go to the Jungle."