Freshlyground - Doo Be Doo FreshlyGround has been for ages now one of South Africa’s most popular bands. Mixing styles of traditional South African folk music, blues, jazz and indie rock. They became the first South African musical act to receive an award from MTV in the MTV Music Award in Copenhagen in 2006. They are mostly known for participating with Shakira in the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, ‘’Waka Waka (It’s Time for Africa)’’
Crooners sing in an intimate emotional style. In this section of our website we offer you a global selection of smooth bossa nova beats of potential enduring popularity. Songs sung in such languages as: Hindi, Korean, Russian, Italian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese etc. etc. Let us just invite you to click Cross-Cultural Crooners every once in a while, or better even: send us your own tip!
Just listen to this wonderful Hindi song from the romantic Bollywood movie Barfi! (2012), and CCBS featured crooner and composer Nikhil Paul George will certainly occupy your musical memory today.
Serebro was selected to represent Russia at the 2007 Contest with the song "Song #1", where they placed 3rd, scoring 207 points. Their second record Mama Lover proved to be successful, spanning the top hit with the same name and was certified double platinum in their native Russia. Then, in June 2013, the group released their single "Mi Mi Mi" which charted in Italy, peaking at 5 on Italian iTunes chart in July 2013
Cairo based singer and composer Tamer Ashour made two Arab R&B albums in 2008 and 2011. Listen to his song Iftahrikna (Eftara2na) here.
Russian soul-pop band Uma2rmaH (Уматурман) was named after the favorite actress of brothers Sergei and Vladimir Kristovskiy: Uma Thurman. In this cross-cultural beat they perform together with French pop classic Patricia Kaas, who even sings some Russian.