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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Rosiah Chik

Dari Wikipedia Bahasa Melayu, Rosiah Chik


Rosiah Abdul Manaf artau lebih dikenali sebagai Rosiah Chik atau Mak We merupakan penyanyi lagu-lagu Melayu tradisional yang pernah popular dengan lagu berirama ghazal pada era 60-an / 70-an yang sering mendendangkan lagu-lagu di radio Malaysia.
Rosiah Chik dilahirkan di Kuala Sedili Kota Tinggi Johor pada 1931. Pada usia seawal 14 tahun dia mula menyanyi di khemah-khemah perkahwinan.

Bagaimanapu beliau mulai serious dalam bidang seni selepas bercerai dengan suaminya menyebabkan beliau ke Singapura lalu menyertai Cathay Keris sebagai penyanyi latar. Sepanjang pembabitannya, dia hanya menghasilkan dua buah album solo kerana banyak memberikan komitmen menghasilkan album bersama penyanyi lain. Dia pernah menulis lirik lagunya sendiri iaitu Embun Di Rumput.

Rosiah Chik pernah memenangi Anugerah Sri Wirama di Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) 2001. Rosiah mempunyai empat anak lelaki dan dua anak perempuan.
Pada akhir hayat beliau, kesihatannya terganggu akibat jangkitan kuman pada paru-parunya. Rosiah Chik meninggal dunia pada 20 Januari 2006 (Jumaat) pagi di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) akibat sakit jantung. Arwah meninggal ketika usianya 75 tahun.

Filem lakonan
Filem Air Mata
Filem Merana
Filem Mangsa
Filem Sumpah Orang Minyak
Filem Sumpahan Mahsuri

Pencapaian
Anugerah Sri Wirama di Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) 2001
Anugerah Juara Lagu 1995 (Peringkat Akhir)

Lagu-lagu
Ala Canggung
Dondang Sayang
Keluhan Lela Manja
Dang Anum
Lela Majnun
Embun Di Rumput
Zapin Senandung Dua

Ramy Ayach


Ramy Ayach (Arabic: ‎رامي عياش) (born Ramy Abu Ayach, رامي ابوعياش, on August 18, 1980 in Baakleen, Lebanon) is a Druze Lebanese singer, songwriter, composer, and instrumentalist.


Background

He is the youngest child in the family of Ramez Abu Ayach, he has two older brothers: Shady and Rony , its well known that their parents used to buy musical instruments to their sons as gifts on Birthdays.
It is hard to find artists who have had such an image, success and have managed to not only stay grounded but also maintain a positive and appreciative attitude , Ayach is known for his personality, sense of humor, and style.[1] In the Middle East, Ayach is usually referred to as the "Pop Star".[1]

Musical career

1996
From Ramy Ayach's first appearance, his talent on stage charmed audience and the committee. At the end of the contest that lasted 9 months,He earned the golden medal,from the members of the committee. Ramy's first song " Bghanneela Webde'ellah" - (Performing Just For Her) became a hit even before the contest was over, written by Michael Jeha and composed by Joseph Jeha, arranged by the Maestro Rafik Hobieka. This hit track spent 8 weeks reaching the top of the national and International Arabic airplay charts and it earned Ramy a big nomination for best song 1997. Although many might consider succeeding in this program , to the young,talented and determined musician it was just the beginning of his career.

1997
This success was followed by his first album in 1997 "Ra'eh - (Splendid)", the music arrangement of that song made a change in the scope of Arabic music, with the single "Bghanneela Webde'ellah" and it gave him the chance to make the first international performance tour, playing over 50 concerts starting from his home country Lebanon, Australia, UK, Italy, France, UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, Tunisia, Germany, and Syria. "Ra'eh" became number (1) album in Lebanon; leading to live shows in front of thousands of fans on national television appearances.

1999
In 1999, signed with Rotana and released his third album "Wel'ah - ( Ah Expression)" with the fabulous and irresistible romantic single "Shta'tilak- (Missing you so much)" written and composed by him, arranged by the Maestro Ehsan El Monzir, and where it occupied #1 on Billboard's National Sales, National Airplay and International Arabic Airplay, with the two other hits "Sawad Elninny - (Black Eyes)" and "Wel'ah". In the mean time it was filmed the Video for the Popular hit "Shta'tilak" in Turkey with the Lebanese German Director Said El Marouk, staying in Top 20 Countdown and it had been chosen the #1 Video for 3 weeks on TVs.

2000
During the year 2000 was released the album "Diwan Al Hobb - (Divan of Love)" with the songs "Arfeeno - (Knowing You)", a pure oriented song mixed with international beats and tunes, "Khad Hareer - (Smooth Cheek)", and "Allah Aleak - (Your Amazing)" the video "Arfeeno" spent 4 weeks in the Top Video Charts. The video "Khad Hareer" was filmed in Germany and was exclusively lensed for the well-known German TV station (DW).

2002
In 2002, completed the album "Albi Mal - (I'm in Love)".8 new tracks that comprise the Super Song "Albi Mal", written by Nabil Abu Abdo, composed and arranged by Jean-Marie Riachi, and hit songs "Alla Ykoun Ma'ak - (May God be With You)", "Behwak - (I Love You)" composed by Ramy Ayach and "Allaylo Ya Layla" for the Legend Lebanese Artist "Wadih El Safi" renewed by Ayach's voice with a new mixing, modern rhythms and tunes. "Albi Mal", cemented his status as a Professional Pop Star in the Middle Eastern Countries, and left his mark all around the Arab's World. The track "Albi mal" occupied #1 on billboard's National sales and Airplay and International Arabic Airplay and nominated for Best Arabic vocal performance 2002 and #1 dance Pop Song 2002 on Disk Jockey's charts all around the Arab World. The Video song "Albi Mal" nominated for Best Video in the National TVs and International Arabic Video Charts.

2004
In 2004,Ramy released "Ya msahar eyni" produced by Jean Marie Riachi, which was their second collaboration and become his most successful album topping the music and video charts for months with his hit track, "Ya msahar eyni" and "Khallini Maak".The track "Mabrouk" was unofficial released as the third track on the album which soon became Ramy's most famous Arabic song played at all occasions and weddings and continues to be the theme song for all celebrations. Ramy then began his second world tour.

2006
Habbaytak ana, is Ramy's eighth highly anticipated music album,released in December 2006. Executive Music Producer Jean Marie Riachi,carefully worked with Ramy to choose the best eight songs for the album using new writers including Ramy himself.The title track, which was the first to be released is being described by critics as "The new sound of the Arabic music industry" in terms of production quality as well as his powerful vocal performance.[1]
Ramy Ayach has certainly set his mark in the Arabic pop music and his potential is only just being explored.After Habbaytak ana , Ramy feels he has just begun his music career and is looking to become the first cross-over artist into the international market. [1]
The Agency and Me, an international entertainment firm based in the Middle East worked as Project Managers for the PR & Marketing campaign for Ramy Ayach's launch of the album, including new photo shoots, new website, management of the Music Video Clip and the PR campaign across the pan-Arab region in association with Rotana.

Discography
Habbaytak ana (2006)
Ya msahar eyni (2004)
Albi mal (2002)
Dewan el hob (2001)
Wal aah (2000)
Moujiza (1999)
Rae'h (1998)

Snoop Dogg says “salaam alaykum” to Nation of Islam


Snoop Dogg appears at Nation of Islam convention

By SOPHIA TAREEN –
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) —
Rapper Snoop Dogg made an appearance Sunday at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours Day convention, praising Minister Louis Farrakhan and suggesting that he is a member of the movement.

Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, gave a $1,000 donation to the Nation and said he will always seek the minister out.
The rapper called himself the "leader of the hip-hop
community" and said it was his first Saviours Day event. He told followers that he would share the information he gathered with other musicians.

"When you get a speech from Minister Farrakhan it's about a mirror, it's about looking at yourself," the rapper later told The Associated Press. "It's about seeing yourself and what you can do to better the situation ... We're doing a lot of wrongs among ourselves that need correcting."

When asked by the AP if he planned to convert and become a member of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, Snoop said he has already joined in the movement.

"I'm already in the Nation, that's why I'm here," he said. "I'm an advocate for peace. I've been in the peace movement ever since I've been making music. My whole thing is not about really trying to push my thing on you. It's just about the way I live, and I live how I'm supposed to live as far as doing what's right and representing what's right. That's why I was here today."
The rapper did not elaborate on when he'd joined the Nation. Messages left for Nation of Islam officials were not immediately returned Sunday. Attempts to reach the rapper's publicist were unsuccessful.

During the speech Sunday, Snoop sat on stage behind Farrakhan clapping and nodding.
Snoop declined to say how long he would be in the Chicago area or whether he was working on any projects. His last album, "Ego Trippin,'" was released in March 2008.

Farrakhan has long held relationships with famous rappers and hip-hop artists. He has hosted and spoken at hip-hop conventions, encouraging peace between rappers.

Rapper Doug E. Fresh also attended the convention but didn't speak publicly. Rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, appeared via recorded video. He told followers that education is the key to success.

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