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Eurovision Song Contest 2005 participant
 


Double Dutch in Bulgaria –


The News Review:

– Double Dutch in Bulgaria –
– Bellydancing ‘” it’s the new Riverdance
– Dana struggling in Republic election quest.
– Crawford determined to remain positive.

Double Dutch in Bulgaria –
Sofia Echo – Sep 30, 2004
But I always felt he was at his best singing behind the bar in one of those typical Amsterdam Brown Cafes with an accordion player in the corner. To me Hazes and his style of music represent a part of the Dutch society that is rarely seen by foreigners. Not the slick Eurovision Festival pop or international rock music but the music of the people. Not sophisticated not always easy but honest and from the heart. In the past 50 years or so the continental European countries have had an onslaught of English and American pop-music. Although some artists like Hazes have had some success in defending local language music there is a constant infiltration of that simplest of languages into our regional cultures. The French ‘chanson’ the German ‘schlager’ and the Dutch ‘volkslied’ are often viewed as music for the illiterate the lower class people the people who don’t speak English.

Bellydancing ‘” it’s the new Riverdance
Telegraph.co.uk – Sep 28, 2004
This legendarily powerful and hip chap and I are sitting on some concrete steps backstage in a smallish theatre in Barcelona while a bellydancing show is going on out front. With his shock of thick white hair and ice-blue eyes Copeland looks like an attenuated Andy Warhol and mockingly greets me with a Kenneth Williamsy “E-oh helle-oh!” But if what Sting says is true we must take Copeland very seriously because he reckons he has found the next Riverdance – and it is bellydancing. Riverdance exploded into being from a seven-minute filler in a Dublin Eurovision song contest. Irish dancing had no professional presence but a huge competitive and amateur one and a judicious addition of various other dance forms turned it into a dollar miracle. Bellydance was an early idea for the video for Sting’s 1999 single Desert Rose but it was when Copeland hosted a $1000 bellydance contest to promote another of his interests the British fusion band Ojami’s Bellydance Breakbeats that a switch flicked on.

Dana struggling in Republic election quest.
Free with registration – Europe Intelligence Wire – AccessMyLibrary.com – Sep 28, 2004
Dana struggling in Republic election quest. (28-SEP-04) Europe Intelligence Wire. Dana Rosemary Scallon has so far been.

Crawford determined to remain positive.
Free with registration – Europe Intelligence Wire – AccessMyLibrary.com – Sep 28, 2004
Crawford determined to remain positive. (28-SEP-04) Europe Intelligence Wire.

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