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9 Songs for Nelson Mandela : one of them: Johnny Clegg (With Nelson Mandela) - Asimbonanga - 1999

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Nelson Mandela is 95 today. Here's 9 songs inspired by the former South African president: http://mojo.ly/12XxqOC"

 

#MandelaDay

 

Nelson Mandela & Johnny Clegg's sing"asimbonangua"

 

From http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2013/06/9-songs-nelson-mandela

 

Before Nelson Mandela celebrated his birthdays with UN declarations & millions of singing children, he spent 27 years in prison, 18 of them on South Africa's  Robben Island. In spite of his confinement&disappearance from the world stage (the apartheid government even banned his image), Mandela inspired a generation of activists and artists inside & outside of South Africa.

 

On the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader's 95th birthday, let's revisit some of the songs that helped put—&keep—Mandela in the minds of millions.

 

 

 

 


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Jamie Cullum 'Edge Of Something' by Lucy Tcherniak - Many interesting & CREATIVE VIDEOS by genre on Promo News

Jamie Cullum 'Edge Of Something' by Lucy Tcherniak  - Many interesting & CREATIVE VIDEOS by genre on Promo News | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Jamie Cullum strides down London streets - in perfect time with the beat - in Lucy Tcherniak's promo for his new single Edge Of Something.

 

Rocking up at various locations - a heavily populated market and a old gentleman's hangout - Jamie sits down at the piano and entertains the crowd...

Love it...


Many interesting & CREATIVE VIDEOS on this site, classified by genre (many) and musical videos by genre

 

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Jamie Cullum Gran Torino lyrics, film clip, clever interview about composing the song

Jamie Cullum's Gran Torino with lyrics

 

The same song with the film clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoLc43YuuTw

 

I just love this poetical, nostalgic, tender song, and the film too.

 

Jamie Cullum clever interview on writing Gran Torino lyrics and tune with Clint Eastwood - at Music Matters:9mn 36  Very interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01gOfBQ3Y78

 

I am a fan of Jamie Cullum. If you are too, here are fourteen of his songs with lyrics to be compared to the live performances.

 https://www.youtube.com/user/crazzZyHeLlo/videos

 

"Gran Torino"

Realign all the stars
Above my head
The warning signs
Travel far
I drink instead
On my own
Oh,how I've known
The battle scars
And worn out beds

Gentle now
A tender breeze blows
Whispers through a Gran Torino
Whistling another tired song......

 

A few comments :

"'Gran Torino' is a very powerful, nostalgic ballad. It really makes me think of how bittersweet memories of your life can be. Imagine looking back and having regrets, big regrets, and feeling pain. This song really moves me. I was born in the seventies so I have some nostalgia about muscle cars and what they mean to me. Whenever I see one whether it's cherry or not, I'm back in my head, back in the past, when they were all over the streets. The music, my family, how I used to be so full of hope for the future, my future. Now, I'm not innocent anymore. Times are tough, being an adult is tough, and sometimes I wish I could know what it feels like to be so full of hope and innocence again. That's what that song means to me."

 

"I love Jamie Cullum. His way of expressing bittersweet melancholy is unique. So after watching the movie, this tune made so much sense...
The lyrics couldn't be more perfect. Deep and simple at the same time. That line "The world is nothing more than all the tiny things you've left behind" says to me everything about the main subject of the film and the fragility of our lives. It really touched me"

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Taylor Swift - Mean : Being hurt and getting over it

Taylor Swift performing "Mean" Live at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. ©: 2012 The Recording Academy

 

Taylor Swift Mean from Taylor's highly anticipated 2010 album "Speak Now".

You, with your words like knives and swords and weapons that you use against me
You have knocked me off my feet again got me feeling like I'm nothing
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard, calling me out when I'm wounded
You, pickin' on the weaker man

Well, you can take me down with just one single blow
But you don't know what you don't know

Someday I'll be living in a big old city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
And all you're ever gonna be is mean

Why you gotta be so mean?

You, with your switching sides and your walk-by lies and your humiliation
You, have pointed out my flaws again as if I don't already see them
I'll walk with my head down trying to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you
I just wanna feel okay again

I'll bet you got pushed around, somebody made you cold
But the cycle ends right now 'cause you can't lead me down that road
And you don't know what you don't know

 

..................... Lyrics here

 

http://www.directlyrics.com/taylor-swift-mean-lyrics.html

 

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Nolwenn Leroy & Donovan "Blackbird" (Live Taratata)

TARATATA N°385 --SPECIAL CELTIQUE-- (Diff. France 2 le 20/05/11) Subscribe to Taratata On Air for more live music . A lot of powerful, live songs in English with many great musicians.

 

Blackbird Lyrics - The Beatles
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
all your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free
you were only waiting for this moment to be free
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Writer: LENNON, JOHN WINSTON / MCCARTNEY, PAUL JAMES

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A lovely duet version of the inspiring Beatles 'song . Love this guitar tune. Donovan seems to age really well. His mellow voice and vibrato haven't changed. Nolwenn Leroy has a lot of presence.

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Brainfriendly JJ English youtube channel: Learning grammar, vocabulary, phrasal verbs with songs

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Wooing Women in Public with songs mashups - Sweet & fun | CDZA

Days become a bit more romantic once CDZA brings love to the streets of the city. Featuring Mike Kelton as our romantic crooner.

Mashup of romantic songs . Elementary

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Singing in the Rain - Good Morning !!

Singing in the Rain 1952 Gene Kelly,  sing and dance ' Good morning  '

 

A subtitled version. A2 B1.

cheering .

 

Lyrics:  http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107859036109/

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50 ways to use music and song in the classroom

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“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Fredrich Nietzsche
                                                      
“Music makes the world go ‘round” but it…

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Just great . Love this post and suggestions and agree with it entirely.

 

My suggestions:  First , tap the intonation on the table without the word and have the class do it chorally until they do it right and then with the words.

 

- show students   how to copy ( and eventually exaggerate the intonation for fun)and practice the rythm of the phrases. Students who don't feel like singing or feel bad about it don't necessarily have to sing. they can "rap" the song.

 

 - the students work with a partner and say one sentence in turn, adressing  the other student with gestures and expression. Most students enjoy the non-verbal part as well ...

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