DJ Abass is a media & entertainment consultant, broadcaster, DJ & compere based in the United Kingdom. He is the CEO of the entertainment and media management outfit – DJAMEDIA and he is also well known in the Nigerian and African community in the United Kingdom for presenting and co-producing the television show Intro and the Big Nigerian Independence Intro Jam series. DJ Abass was born in London on 9 January 1968 to Kolawole Rasak Tijani and Deborah Kojusola Tijani, a nurse and midwife. He then moved to Nigeria with his brother where he was educated at Mate Nursery and Primary School, Lagos, Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos. He then went on to the University of Ado-Ekiti where he obtained a degree in Political Science, DJ Abass is the first of four children and also has two older half brothers. In 2000, DJ Abass was a member of the Nigerian DJs Association UK chapter. In 2002, moved into management when he met trio of Soji Adebayo, Michael Orebiyi. He subsequently started to manage the group which went on to be one of the hottest indigenous Nigerian acts in the UK. The band featured as headline act at many events notably The BIG Nigerian Independence Intro Jam, DJ Abass also met and mentored the artiste KAS in this period and took him along on a musical trip to Nigeria in 2006. In 2003, DJ Abass presented and co-produced a live show on television on the hit music program Intro Live with Dj Abass. The program exclusively showcased Nigerian and African music acts through live interviews, Intro Live was a two-hour TV show and the brainchild of his good friend Ayo Shonaiya. It aired on Ben TV and was all over Europe. Intro the TV show then had successful spin-offs in the Intro concert series which included The BIG Nigerian Independence Intro Jam, The Intro Summer Jam and The Intro Christmas Jam. The Nigerian pop star Dbanjs debut solo performance was at the 2004 edition of the BIG Independence Intro Jam, DJ Abass is the CEO of DJAMEDIA. It has been responsible for some of the biggest and most prestigious entertainment events within the African social network, DJAMEDIA is the leading organiser of Nigerian and Nollywood movie premieres in the United Kingdom. Notable among such premieres it has produced and co-produced are Fifty, When Love Happens, The First Lady, The Figurine, The Mirror Boy, Anchor Baby, Bursting Out, Family on Fire, and Kiss & Tell. Other DJAMEDIA projects include football matches in the UK involving the Super Eagles, concerts, comedy shows, Super Eagles vs Black Stars of Ghana International Friendly in London October 2011. Kanu Heart Foundation UK Charity Gala 2006, Official DJ Intro Independence Tour, Napoli Italy, London UK and Dublin Ireland 2005
Juan Manuel Abal Medina Jr.
Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Jr. is an Argentine academic, political scientist, and author. He was appointed Communications Secretary by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2011, Abal Medina was born in Buenos Aires. The elder Abal Medinas brother, Fernando Abal Medina, founded the far-left Montoneros organization and his familys political activities resulted in their persecution during the dictatorship installed in 1976, and in 1982, they sought exile in Mexico. He enrolled at the University of Buenos Aires, and earned a Licentiate in Political Science in 1994 and he received a fellowship from the National Research Institute in 1995, and earned a PhD in Political Science in 2000 at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute, in Mexico City. He was given the additional post of Assistant Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers in August 2008, the latter appointment coincided with the Presidents replacement of Alberto Fernández for Sergio Massa at the powerful Cabinet Chiefs post. Kirchners death in October 2010 would be followed by his advisers appointment as Communications Secretary by President Cristina Kirchner in January 2011, the post made him the chief spokesperson for the President, and gave him aegis over the public relations offices of other important government bureaus. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner named Abal Medina as Cabinet Chief for her newly elected term to replace Aníbal Fernández, sobrerrepresentación, reforma política y gobierno dividido en la Argentina, with Ernesto Calvo. Los partidos latinoamericanos en la era neoliberal, with Marcelo Cavarozzi, los partidos políticos, ¿un mal necesario. Muerte y Resurrección de la Representación Política, los senderos de la nueva izquierda partidaria. Evaluando el desempeño democrático de las instituciones políticas argentinas, participación y Control ciudadanos, el funcionamiento de los mecanismos institucionales electorales y societales de accountability vertical en la Argentina, with Marcelo Cavarozzi. Secretaría de Comunicación Pública Jefatura de Gabinete de Ministros
Luis G. Abbadie
Luis G. Abbadie is a Mexican writer specializing in horror, paganism, pseudobibliographies and paramythologies, including horror and fantasy short stories. He has contributed frequently to the Cthulhu Mythos and he has coordinated workshops and given courses on these topics. He has been a recipient of grants from the Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Jalisco and he has collaborated on anthologies and magazines in Spain, France, Argentina, and North America. Abbadie was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, during his literary development, he participated in workshops coordinated by Flaviano Castañeda Valencia, Víctor Manuel Pazarín, Gabriel Gómez, and others. When El último relato de Ambrose Bierce was first published, only 250 copies were issued, in 1996, a new edition of this work was announced, but it was supposedly canceled before it was ever brought to fruition. The journal El Informador mentioned that this edition was published. El grito de la máscara contains El último relato de Ambrose Bierce and it was re-edited by Cibermancia Editores retitled as El último relato de Ambrose Bierce. Since 1992, Abbadie has worked on his story of the Necronomicon, based on. El Necronómicon, un comentario is a synthesis of his work compiled up to that time, due to his various writings on the subject, he is considered an expert in the Necronomicon. Of Gods and Time is his first book in English and his most recent book is 2012, El código secreto del Necronomicón. He is the author of an essay about horror literature that has published several times in Mexico, Argentina. Luis G. Abbadie has studied paganism and neopaganism and he has focused on the study of Wicca for some time. He distanced himself from it and completely changed his position and he outlined connections between what he chose to call Stregoneria and paganism. Stregheria is represented in published works such as Raven Grimassi as popular neopaganism, Abbadie wrote El Sendero de los Brujos, a book directed toward young readers as they are the ones recently attracted to neopaganism. In it, he tries to clarify very basic misunderstandings that he has observed among Latin American neopagans and he also attempts to give orientation to neophytes in Wicca and neopaganism. He has formed a group studying reconstructed Stregoneria. El último relato de Ambrose Bierce, re-published and expanded as El último relato de Ambrose Bierce. El último relato de Ambrose Bierce, republication of El grito de la máscara
David James Dave Abbruzzese is an American musician who was the drummer for the American rock band Pearl Jam from 1991 to 1994. He replaced drummer Dave Krusen in 1991, shortly before the release of the debut album. Abbruzzese played on the next two records, Vs. and Vitalogy. Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7,2017, however, Abbruzzese was not included on the halls list of inductees. Dave Abbruzzese was born in Stamford, Connecticut, but grew up in Mesquite, Texas, Abbruzzese grew up drumming on his dads tackle boxes. While living at home the only thing in his bedroom was his drum set, Abbruzzese dropped out of North Mesquite High School at an early age and began to focus on playing more than ever. In 1991, Abbruzzese got a call from drummer and friend Matt Chamberlain, Chamberlain had his eyes set on G. E. Smiths band on Saturday Night Live. Abbruzzese left for Seattle, Washington to meet and become acquainted with the members of Pearl Jam, although his musical tastes were far diverse from the other members, Abbruzzese chose to join Pearl Jam, playing his first show on August 23,1991. Initially, Abbruzzese was reluctant to join the band full-time, Abbruzzese joined the group and played the rest of Pearl Jams live shows supporting the Ten album. Abbruzzese toured extensively for Ten and performed on MTV Unplugged and a Saturday Night Live appearance, the band found itself amidst the sudden popularity and attention given to the Seattle music scene and the genre known as grunge. With Abbruzzese, the band recorded its second album, Vs. released in 1993. Upon its release, Vs. set at the time the record for most copies of an album sold in a week, Vs. was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1995. From Vs. the song Daughter received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Abbruzzese toured extensively for Vs. and performed on a Saturday Night Live appearance. Abbruzzese wrote the music for the Pearl Jam songs Go, Last Exit and he played with Pearl Jam through April 17,1994. In 1994, the band began a boycott of Ticketmaster. Although Abbruzzese performed on the third studio album, Vitalogy, he was fired in August 1994 due to personality conflicts with the band members. Ament stated, Dave was a different egg for sure, there were a lot of things, personality wise, where I didnt see eye to eye with him. He was more comfortable being a star than the rest of us
Rafik Ben Abdessalem Bouchlaka is a Tunisian politician. He serves as the minister of foreign affairs under Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, Abdessalem received a B. A. in philosophy from Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. From 1987 to 1990, Abdessalem was a member of the office of the Union Générale des Etudiants de Tunisie. In London, he founded the Maghreb Center for Research and Translation and he was also a visiting scholar at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He worked as researcher and head of the Research and Studies Office at the Al Jazeera Center for Studies. He is a member of the Centre Union Process and he has published two books and many articles in Asharq Al-Awsat. He is a member of the Ennahda Movement, and the party leader Rached Ghannouchis son-in-law, on 20 December 2011, after former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was deposed, he joined the Jebali Cabinet as minister of foreign affairs. In Religion, Secularism and Democracy United States of America, Between Hard Power and Soft Power
Josh Abrahams is an Australian musician who emerged from the underground dance music scene in the early 1990s. He has performed and recorded under the stage name Puretone, and is known as The Pagan. Abrahams is a composer, producer, bass guitarist and electronica artist and has worked as a writer, music director and producer on albums and film soundtracks and his single, Addicted to Bass, with singer Amiel Daemion, peaked at No.15 in February 1999. Abrahams was born in 1968 in Melbourne and started as a bass guitarist and singer in covers band, Abrahams formed the techno group, Future Sound of Melbourne with drum and bass producer Davide Carbone and acid house DJ Steve Robbins. They released 12 singles on the Shock Records imprint, Candyline Records, Future Sound of Melbourne also released tracks on Belgiums underground dance-music label, Two Thumbs Records, with the Thomas Heckmann remix of their track Welcome featured on the inaugural IF. Records compilation Zeitgeist which was released internationally through Nova Zembla, the Heckmann remix was re-released in 2008 through Sydney-based netlabel, Hypnotic Room. Future Sound of Melbourne won the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release for their Chapter One album in 1996, during this period Abrahams also released several dance singles under various artist names including The Pagan and Bassliners. In 1995, Abrahams left Future Sound of Melbourne to become a solo artist, the album did not chart into the ARIA Top 50, although a track from the album, titled The Joker, appeared on the soundtrack for the film Hackers. After briefly creating a pop band called The Edison Project and releasing a single, Dont Be Afraid, Abrahams returned to solo work and signed to Festival Records in Australia in 1997. Abrahams chart success continued in 1999 when he teamed with singer Amiel Daemion on the Australian platinum selling single Addicted to Bass, the associated album Sweet Distorted Holiday, which peaked in the top 50 on the ARIA albums chart, was released in 1999. The second single, Headroom, another collaboration with Daemion, peaked outside the ARIA Top 100, while Thrillseeker, Abrahams also had top 50 chart success in New Zealand with Addicted To Bass, Thrillseeker and Sweet Distorted Holiday. He ended up winning two ARIAs, for Best Dance Album and Best Independent Release, in 2001, Abrahams added to his producer credits by producing the platinum selling single Lovesong and the gold selling album Audio Out for Daemion. Puretone was used as an alias by Abrahams to avoid confusion with similarly named US record producer, as Puretone, Abrahams released Addicted To Bass internationally, which resulted in the single peaking at No.2 in the UK Singles Chart in 2002. Abrahams assisted Amiel Daemion in her career in Australia, in which she gained quite some success. He then released single in the UK, called Stuck in a Groove, once again featuring Daemion on vocals. Puretone released one album, Stuck in a Groove. Abrahams continued his collaboration with Baz Luhrmann in 2001 when he co-produced the Moulin Rouge film soundtrack. In 2002, Abrahams composed and produced music for a feature film by Paul Currie called One Perfect Day