Drive (Bic Runga album)
Drive is the debut solo album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released in August 1997 in New Zealand. The album was released the following year in Australia and Europe, on 21 July 1998 in the United States; this album went seven times platinum in New Zealand. The album won New Zealand Music Award for Album of the Year in 1998. All tracks by Bic Runga."Drive" – 2:47 "Sway" – 4:24 "Hey" – 3:16 "Bursting Through" – 3:42 "Swim" – 4:44 "Roll into One" – 3:19 "Suddenly Strange" – 4:18 "Sorry" – 3:23 "Heal" – 3:32 "Delight" – 4:00 "Without You" – 4:01 Bic Runga – vocals, xylophone, drums, backing vocals Peter Asher – backing vocals Wayne Bell – drums, percussion Sally-Anne Brown – cello Paul Casserly – samples Davey Fargher – bass Jay Foulkes – percussion Josh Freese – drums Duncan Hayes – Rhodes piano, string arrangement Niall Macken – additional arrangement Aaron McDonald – bass Boh Runga – backing vocals Nick Seymour – additional arrangement Malcolm Smith – keyboard, additional samples Karl Steven – additional arrangement Andrew Thorne – guitar, backing vocals Gary Verberne – guitar Kate Walshe – violin Matt Wallace – guitar, backing vocals Sarah Yates – strings Bic's official website
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
"Suddenly Strange" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. The song was released in September 1997 as the third single from her debut studio album Drive. New Zealand CD single"Suddenly Strange" "All Fall Down" "Welcome to My Kitchen"Australian CD single"Suddenly Strange" - 4:20 "Welcome To My Kitchen" - 4:02 "Ordinary Girl" - 2:40 Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Bursting Through" is a song by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released in September 1996 as the first single from her debut studio album, Drive. In 2001, the song was voted 51st best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA. "Bursting Through" "Making a Scene" "Bursting Through" Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Filipinos are the people who are native to or identified with the country of the Philippines. Filipinos come from various ethnolinguistic groups that are native to the islands or migrants from various Asia Pacific regions. There are more than 175 ethnolinguistic groups, each with its own language, identity and history; the modern Filipino identity, with its Austronesian roots, was influenced by Spain and the United States. The name Filipino was derived from the term las Islas Filipinas, the name given to the archipelago in 1543 by the Spanish explorer and Dominican priest Ruy López de Villalobos, in honour of Philip II of Spain. During the Spanish colonial period the term Filipino was used to classify Spaniards born in the Philippine islands, while indigenous peoples of the islands were called Indio. Historian Ambeth Ocampo has suggested that the first documented use of the word to Filipino to refer to Indios was the Spanish-language poem A la juventud filipina, published in 1879 by José Rizal..
The lack of the letter "F" in the pre-1987 Tagalog alphabet caused the letter "P" to be substituted for "F", though the alphabets and/or writing scripts of some non-Tagalog ethnic groups included the letter "F". Upon official adoption of the modern, 28-letter Filipino alphabet in 1987, the term Filipino was preferred over Pilipino. Locally, some still use "Pilipino" to refer to the people and "Filipino" to refer to the language, but in international use "Filipino" is the usual form for both. A number of Filipinos refer to themselves colloquially as "Pinoy", a slang word formed by taking the last four letters of "Filipino" and adding the diminutive suffix "-y". Other collective endonyms for the Filipino people include: "Patria Adorada" as popularized by Jose Rizal through his poem "Mi último adiós", "Bayang Pilipino" or the more poetic "Sambayanáng Pilipino". In 2010, a metatarsal from "Callao Man", discovered in 2007, was dated through uranium-series dating as being 67,000 years old. Prior to that, the earliest human remains found in the Philippines were thought to be the fossilized fragments of a skull and jawbone, discovered in the 1960s by Dr. Robert B.
Fox, an anthropologist from the National Museum. Anthropologists who examined these remains agreed; these include the Homo sapiens. The "Tabon Man" fossils are considered to have come from a third group of inhabitants, who worked the cave between 22,000 and 20,000 BCE. An earlier cave level lies so far below the level containing cooking fire assemblages that it must represent Upper Pleistocene dates like 45 or 50 thousand years ago. Researchers say this indicates that the human remains were pre-Mongoloid, from about 40,000 years ago. Mongoloid is the term which anthropologists applied to the ethnic group which migrated to Southeast Asia during the Holocene period and evolved into the Austronesian people, a group of Malayo-Polynesian-speaking people including those from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malagasy, the non-Chinese Taiwan Aboriginals or Rhea's. Fluctuations in ancient shorelines between 150,000 BC and 17,000 BC connected the Malay Archipelago region with Maritime Southeast Asia and the Philippines.
This may have enabled ancient migrations into the Philippines from Maritime Southeast Asia 50,000 BC to 13,000 BC. A January 2009 study of language phylogenies by R. D. Gray at the University of California, Los Angeles published in the journal Science, suggests that the population expansion of Austronesian peoples was triggered by rising sea levels of the Sunda shelf at the end of the last ice age; this was a two-pronged expansion, which moved north through the Philippines and into Taiwan, while a second expansion prong spread east along the New Guinea coast and into Oceania and Polynesia. The Negritos are descendants of the indigenous populations of the Sunda landmass and New Guinea, pre-dating the Mongoloid peoples who entered Southeast Asia. Multiple studies show that Negritos from Southeast Asia to New Guinea share a closer cranial affinity with Australo-Melanesians, they were the ancestors of such tribes of the Philippines as the Aeta, Ayta, Ati and other similar groups. Today they comprise just 0.03% of the total Philippine population.
The majority of present-day Filipinos are a product of the long process of evolution and movement of people. After the mass migrations through land bridges, migrations continued by boat during the maritime era of South East Asia; the ancient races became homogenized into the Malayo-Polynesians which colonized the majority of the Philippine and Indonesian archipelagos. Since at least the 3rd century, various ethnic groups established several communities; these were formed by the assimilation of various native Philippine kingdoms. South Asian and East Asian people together with the people of the Indonesian archipelago and the Malay Peninsula, traded with Filipinos and introduced Hinduism and Buddhism to the native tribes of the Philippines. Most of these people stayed in the Philippines where they were absorbed into local societies. Many of the barangay were, to a varying extent, under the de jure jurisprudence of one of several neighboring empires, among them the Malay Srivijaya, Javanese Majapahit, Malacca, Indian Chola and Khmer empires, although de facto had established their own independent system of rule.
Trading links with Sumatra, Java, Malay Peninsu
M. Y. M. P. is an acoustic band from the Philippines. They released their first album after Raymund Ryan Santes, a station manager of 93.9 iFm, watched one of their gigs and contacted a producer for their 2003 debut album, Soulful Acoustic, which has since been certified Platinum. In 2005, M. Y. M. P. Released their second album titled Beyond Acoustic and third album Versions through Ivory Music; the success of the two albums prompted the re-release of their second and third albums in a two-disc set the same year. In 2006, they released New Horizon and DVD of their concert at the Music Museum. In 2008, M. Y. M. P. Released their last album on Ivory Music, titled Now; the group signed with Star Music. Jacques "Chin" Alcantara founded the band in late 1996, it was Chin's elder brother, who gave the band its name as a tribute to their departed mother, cardiologist Dr. Stella Lopez-Alcantara, who died of complications from breast cancer. Back when it was formed, Make Your Momma Proud was a four-man rock band whose arsenal included Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and, as Alcantara adds, a little Mr. Big.
He was still a student at Miriam College taking up Communication Arts, major in Advertising. "My mom played the piano but she didn’t get to see me play professionally—she did get to see me start out", Alcantara said. In the year after his mother died, Alcantara took up the guitar and, in his words, "really got obsessed with it and that’s when I knew what I wanted to be a musician." Alcantara was persuaded by his father to attend classical guitar tutoring, but he stopped after a month. The peak of M. Y. M. P.'s amateur days was when they won the 1996 national championship of the San Miguel Beer Battle of Bands. Before that, the group had won best vocalist and best lead guitarist; as a college band, M. Y. M. P. Appeared in college fairs and shows, but they encountered difficulty in lining up gigs due to their "disciplined rock" repertoire. M. Y. M. P. Added a keyboardist and began working on a more pop sound, completing the transformation with the addition in 2000 of a female vocalist, Marifil Niña Girado, now known as Nina.
She left the band to go solo. M. Y. M. P. Then performed in bars and shows for years, building an identity. In 2001, Alcantara handled an audition for a new female lead, the group found Julie Iris "Juris" Fernandez. From Davao, Fernandez explains she didn’t grow up exposed to music on a regular basis. Like Alcantara, Fernandez did not have formal lessons in music, eschewing the training to learn on her own. After graduating from Miriam College, Juris Fernandez was studying at the Ateneo, working towards completing her pre-med requirements when she decided that, like Alcantara, she wanted to immerse herself in music. After singing with Jimmy Bondoc, she auditioned for M. Y. M. P, it was the trio of Alcantara and percussionist Mike Manahan that established the beachhead for M. Y. M. P.’s frontal assault on the sales and radio charts. Their recording career started when the station manager of iFM, watched their gig. Ryan met with a producer to produce Soulful Acoustic. Ivory Records became their recording company.
M. Y. M. P.'s debut album was released on Video's 20th anniversary. The band became famous with their original hit song "A Little Bit" and cover versions of Sting's "Every Little Thing" and Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain"; the trio did click but M. Y. M. P. Became a duo when one of their members decided to leave the group. Manahan left the band in 2003 due to what Alcantara called “professional differences” as well as a fallout from Manahan’s breakup with Fernandez. Yet, this did not stop M. Y. M. P.'s Chin from sharing their music. The duo enjoyed their ride in the Philippine music scene as a new and improved M. Y. M. P. Had emerged, a quartet together with Andrew and John as bassist and kahonista as two more albums were released in a year. Beyond Acoustic and Versions, both 12-track albums, were declared certified Gold after less than a month, their original hit song "Get Me", covers "Tell Me Where It Hurts", "Kailan", "Especially for You" and "Eternal Flame", were used as theme songs for TV series and commercial ads.
On October 1, 2005, M. Y. M. P. Had their first major concert at the Music Museum, titled'Especially For You'; the success of the concert prompted the band to have another concert at the Araneta Coliseum on November 18, 2005, its repeat on February 3, 2006. Both concerts were sold-out, with each concert having more than 10,000 audience capacity. In 2006, they released a DVD of their concert at the Music Museum. Now backed by keyboardist Edward "Oja" Jimenez, percussionist Dexter John Angeles and bassist Aimiel Rivas, M. Y. M. P. Embarked on its most ambitious career step yet: a summer tour of the US West and East Coasts, a development that excited Alcantara and Fernandez immensely; the group released the album New Horizon in 2006. In 2008, M. Y. M. P. Ended their contract with Ivory Music and signed a deal with Star Music, released their last album with Ivory Music, Now. M. Y. M. P. Ended 2008 with two other bands in the Philippine music scene, Side A and Freestyle and took center stage at the Back2Back2Back concert at the Araneta Coliseum on December 1.
In 2009, M. Y. M. P. Were seen every Sunday on ASAP's "Sessionistas" segment together with Soul Siren Nina, crooner Richard Poon, bossa artist Sitti Navarro, ex-Southborder vocalist Duncan Ramos and singer Aiza Seguerra. Sometime in mid-2009, speculations about Fernandez and Alcantara having issues caught some media attention when Alcantara silently pulled out from a segment of ABS-CBN'
Anthology (Bic Runga album)
Anthology is a compilation album by New Zealand singer-song writer and multi-instrumentalist Bic Runga. The album was set to be released on 23 November 2012, but released on 1 December 2012 in New Zealand; the album cover was revealed on 29 October 2012. Lydia Jenkin from The Herald NZ gave the album 3.5 out of 5 saying. The fact that tracks from her first two albums take up more than half the album, while her strongest releases - Birds and Belle - only get seven tracks between them, heightens the sense that though it's reflective of Runga's whole career, Anthology is not a "best of"" CD/ DD"Get Some Sleep" - 3:34 "Sway" - 4:23 "Listening for the Weather" - 3:29 "Good Morning Baby" - 3:29 "Something Good" - 3:18 "Roll into One" - 3:19 "Drive" - 2:46 "Bursting Through" - 3:42 "Say After Me" - 4:35 "Winning Arrow" - 2:52 "Hello Hello" - 3:04 "Suddenly Strange" - 4:18 "Tiny Little Piece of My Heart" - 2:15 "Gravity" - 3:39 "Ne me quitte pas" - 4:06 "One More Cup of Coffee" - 3:50 "Everything is Beautiful and New" - 2:57 "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" - 3:45 "Precious Things" - 4:24 "If You Really Do" - 3:53 "Birds" - 3:45 "The Be All and End All" - 3:23