The Gibraltar International Song Festival is taking place on 12 October at the Tercentenary Hall with a record-breaking number of entries from over 27 countries.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the GISF is one of the most important
The Gibraltar International Song Festival, which is open to composers and authors worldwide and was due to take place at the Tercentenary Sports Hall on 18 May, has had to be postponed.
The organisers say the decision was regrettably necessary but
Entries for the Gibraltar International Song Festival, which takes place on Saturday 18 May this year, can be submitted until the end of this month.
Composers from all over the world are invited to submit previously unpublished works, and further
A British expat singer is to release a charity Christmas song to raise funds for the 'butterfly children'. Composed and performed by Rashpal Singh, the song is called Sack of Dreams, a catchy festive composition produced by John Springate, former ... months ago and I was so inspired by the work that they do, I decided to record a song to raise funds to help them continue their work. The music for the song was recorded in Wales and the vocal track was added at a studio on the Costa del Sol earlier this ... she has recorded a song for charity, although she is already making plans to continue her support of the butterfly children.
"The good thing about recording a Christmas song is that it can be re-released each year, but I have decided to sing part of
Demis Roussos came up in conversation down at The Shakespeare the other day so we put his biggest hit Forever And Ever on the jukebox (oh, alright, the computer) and I was immediately transported back to halcyon days of my childhood - Toast Toppers (
...stadium throughout the concert and there was no shortage of applause after each song.
His final song, Nessun Dorma, put the hairs on the back of my neck up before the much-loved tenor received a final standing ovation lasting several minutes.
...under the banner of, A Song to Life - Cudeca's Palliative Care Eliminates Suffering.
Malaga pianist, Cristina Alba Padial, who performed with the Malaga Symphony Orchestra at Cudeca's twenty-fifth anniversary concert at the Cervantes Theatre in April,
The 13th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Royal Albert Hall on 6 April 1968, was won by the Spanish singer and actress, María de los Ángeles Félix Santamaría Espinosa. Better known as Massiel, the Madrid-born artist was just 21 ... when she triumphed with the song, La La La. However, she was only given nine days' notice that she was to represent Spain in the contest.
The Catalan singer, Joan Manuel Serrat, was originally selected to represent Spain, but Serrat had intended to ... sing in Catalan. This was considered an affront to the Francoist regime which insisted that the entry be performed in Castilian. Serrat refused. At the time, Massiel was on tour in Mexico, but she returned to Spain in time to learn the song that would
The Gibraltar International Song Festival 2018 will be held on Saturday 2 June and the closing date for entries is 12 January. The organisers say that although they have only just 'opened for business' they have already received some great songs
...in length to the average rock or pop song.
Difficult to memorise
Daniel says that rock pieces are, “very hard to memorise and play”, and that the compositions are “some of the hardest things” he has ever learned. However, the pianist adds that
Alfred and Amaia will represent Spain in the next Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Lisbon between the 8 and 12 May.
The duo gained 43 per cent of the audience’s vote at a special edition of ‘Operación Triunfo’, a music reality
Eduardo Rubio loved to experiment and he decided to fill two discs of puff pastry with crème pâtissière and coat them with icing adding a cherry-red dot on the top. Locas were born although they were originally called locos after a song by Luisa Linares
Being a pop star must be a discombobulating experience. One minute you’re miming into a hair brush in front of your bedroom mirror and, next thing you know, you’re miming into a microphone on national television.
What comes next is the worrying bi
...original song lyrics in English, with American actress and choreographer Bayork Lee (who performed in the original show in New York in 1975). The actor has said that anyone who wants to see him on stage will have to go to the Malaga theatre as he will move
Welsh, Scottish and Irish song and dance, followed by a River Dance show performed by the Celtic Dancers.
The event, which is free, will begin at 6pm with the Celtic market held in the upper square. The live music will begin in the auditorium at 9pm and
Legendary British singer, songwriter and occasional actor Sting made a stop-off in Fuengirola on Tuesday as part of his tour to promote his new album 57th & 9th. However, there was very little reference to the new record as he took the mostly foreign
As the Spanish song goes, and as the eighth "Young Spaniards and Sex" survey conducted by condom manufacturer, Control, confirms, "para hacer bien el amor hay que venir al sur" (to make love well you need to come to the south). Andalusians have been
One of Magnet Man's greatest achievements to date was writing Eskape to the Muzic, a song used for the 'Support Unicef-Bremen Schools for Africa' campaign in 2008.
The song was also used for the official 90th birthday party of Nelson Mandela, a
By contrast, translating literature, poetry or song lyrics is quite difficult to do but extraordinarily stimulating and satisfying if you manage to do it well. Last week an old friend and well known Spanish pop star called to see if I could translate ... a song of his into English for a new project. He also wanted some backing vocals done and, of course, I was delighted to offer any help I could. This is where the fun began.
Luckily, the song is a good one (there's nothing worse than spending hours ... de pocos amigos". You'll be pleased to hear that neither of these gems is in the song because that would mean it was really rubbish but they do serve as examples of the point I wanted to make: artistic translation is really quite difficult.
...is Marc Anthony, also joined her mum to sing Limitless with her.
For me, Ain't Your Mama and El Anillo were the highlights and by the time she sang her last song, On The Floor, just after half midnight, it’s fair to say most of the venue was indeed
Whatever song you thought you’d have them singing along to from the off, gets relegated to the middle order and you open with an inconspicuous number to ease yourself - and them - in gently. Actually, you’re saving your best songs for late
On 24 May 1956 seven countries got together to launch an event that would end up being an annual spectacle with an audience of millions.
The first Eurovision Song Contest, known then as the Eurovision Grand Prix, took place in Lugano, Switzerland, ... in the Teatro Kursaal: Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and Italy.
The winner was the song Refrain, performed for hosts Switzerland by Lys Assia.
The next year Austria, Denmark and the UK joined the competition, ... Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Spain was represented by Miki Núñez, with the song La Venda. It wasn't expected to do tremendously well, but the final result, 22nd, was disappointing.
The first winner, Lys Assia, attempted
...favourite lines from the UK comedy The Thick of It comes when Malcolm Tucker, the character based on Alastair Campbell, declares that his 'to-do list' is "longer than a f***ing Leonard Cohen song".
Come September, Sánchez's will be just as lengthy.
...must just be a left brain/right brain thing. If someone gave me a box of tools and told me to put it to good use, I'd probably write a children's song about the contents. So impractical am I, that I honestly thought for years that when using a tablet
Around 40,000 people packed into the Plaza de la Nogalera in Torremolinos over the weekend for the town's Pride festival that has become the third most important LGBT event in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona.
Eurovision Song Contest winner, Dana ... highlight of the festival was a performance on Saturday night by transsexual singer, Dana International.
Dana won the Eurovision with the song Diva, in Birmingham in 1998. She has enjoyed international fame following her victory in the competition and she
...ten world tours.
With 105 number-one hits under his belt across all Billboard charts, Iglesias enjoyed a worldwide audience on his latest Sex and Love tour. Hit-song 'Bailando' dominated Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart as number-one for 41
...that came Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's charming 'Romancero Gitano' for choir and guitar with soloist Soledad Martínez Fernández on the guitar, and 'Gloria' by Karl Jenkins with movement IV, 'The song: I'll make music' exquisitely sung solo by the choir's
I saved a while back in order to be able listen to Paul McCartney's new song. It's not a new song anymore, of course - weeks and weeks old by now, in fact. Have I listened to it yet? Nope, I can't even find it. So, let's see - the latest tune from
Pierre Reverdy was 37 years-old when he retired to the Abbey of Solesmes. From there, in the midst of the Second World War, he wrote 'Le chant des morts' (The Song of the Dead), a cryptic and agonising book, the dark epitaph of a civilisation that
...artistes will deliver a mixture of orthodox flamenco song and dance styles, together with the modern trend of fusing the predominantly Gypsy art with jazz and other world music.
The festival will begin on Thursday at 7pm, when Rancapino Chico will present ... cradles of flamenco song.
Other renowned performers include guitarist Diego Morao, from the mighty clan of Los Moraos in Jerez de la Frontera; and singer Pepe Luis Carmona, who comes from a long line of guitarists known as Los Habichuela.
One of the
...association has compiled hundreds of versions of the song Dando La Cara Por Ti, through social media. Ordinary people, famous singers and entire orchestras have participated in the initiative. Aguilera did his part with his saxophone, the same one he used ... help of rehab, gym and practising every day, I'm improving."
For his part in the video, Aguilera chose to play a four-part version of the song, playing them all individually before overlapping them on a single track. The result can be found on YouTube
...the bar. The reason for the delay wasn’t explained. Maybe by impersonating someone for long enough you fall into character and they regularly keep their fans waiting. However, from the first song, appropriately, We Will Rock You, it was clear to see ... being in a place with thousands of people doing the double clap and putting their arms up to that song ever since 1992 when my friend Catherine’s mum drove us to Wembley Arena to see Extreme in concert and we were doing it half way to London in the back
...the vagaries of the infinite internet resource which is YouTube.
Actually, this is just my way of explaining how I found myself staring agog at a song by the pop singer Pink yesterday.
What seemed like only minutes before I was idly perusing a very ... of your song Perfect (which, ironically, is far from it):
Pretty, pretty please, don't you ever feel like you're more than just one of 7.7 billion people presently on the planet.. tum tee tum tee tum.. and swearing in a song doesn't make you look
...performers includes Swedish singer Loreen, who triumphed at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest; and Belgium's 2006 Eurovision entry Kate Ryan. The programme includes performances by national artists like Loco Mía, OBK, Karina and DJ Sofía Cristo, along with
...vocal and song-writing style increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide and made him a global figure. Following his death at the age of 36, Anderson decided to continue promoting his music, a task that had been set by Bob Marley just days
...those who donated five, 10 or 50 euros," says Makhtar, who appeared on stage at the 2018 Cadiz carnival with his carnival song (chirigota) 'Don't burn yourself out yet.' "I love the carnivals, it's a way of learning the language and understanding
"They never rank highly, but they’re always happy", said one Italian commentator of the eager Spaniards who queued under the blazing heat in Lisbon's Praça do Commercio on Saturday ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final.
As it was held ... ‘Tu Canción’ (‘Your Song’).
Amaia and Alfred couldn't convert their chemistry into votes.Reuters
Israel’s Netta Barzilai was crowned winner this year for her song ‘Toy’, an anti-bullying anthem. Speaking to the press, the singer explained that her ... song was about “empowerment” and was “for those who have to fight to be themselves”.
The UK entry, sung by SuRie, also caused a 'Storm'. The singer was interrupted mid-way through by a stage invader, who snatched her microphone and shouted about
Spain. TIMS presented British songs, plus opera, musical theatre and Zarzuela. Inge Hartvig from TIMS and Natalie Bianco from Ballerup sang a duet.
At the end of the concert the two choirs sang a song by Elgar a capella and closed the programme with
Eurovision Song Contest fans in Spain are this week eagerly awaiting Saturday's competition in Lisbon and to see whether this year's Spanish entry, young couple Amaia and Alfred, would do better than recent poor performances. Last year Spain came