This week with the Editor
So this has been a very eventful week from the Bryan Adams show controversial aftermath, to more controversy with the exposure of the ridiculous, (in the Zimbabwean context), salaries of CEOs, and of course the excitement of the 56th Grammy Awards.
With a week filled with so much headlining controversy let us take a look at what has been happening this week a la Groove Magazine.
So the Canadian rock musician graced our beautiful Zimbabwe to give his Zimbo fans a taste of his live performance. The singer who is popularly known for his 90s hits such as "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)", "Please Forgive Me" and "Cloud Number Nine" and is a multi Grammy nominee, and one of the world's best-selling music artists; performed live at the Harare International Conference Center,last weekend on Friday 24th January 2014 and had a full house. Now the controversy around circles around the issue that he only came to perform …
Know your musicWhat's in a name?
So we love the stars,and some people go on to name their children after the stars so let's look at the meanings of those names:
Aaliyah means "Highest, Most Exalted, The Best" in Swahili.
In Arabic and Hebrew Aaliyah means "rising, ascending
The name is synonymous to the late R&B princess, Aaliyah Haughton who rose to fame at the tender age of 14.She sadly died in a plane crash at only 22 years old.She rose,she flew and sadly, she went to heaven.
Creole surname. Beyonce Knowles, singer/actress, named after her mother's maiden name, Beyince.
The diva has an exotic look which makes her uniquely beautiful and alluring, and maybe her name has something to do with some of that elegance that she exudes. Tamar
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew. Tamar is the daughter-in-law of Judah in the Old Testament. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of a daughter of David. This name was borne by a 12th-century ruli…
28/01/2014 Albums released today
Artist: Angelique Kidjoe
Album title: Eve
Genre: Pop/Afro Pop
Date of release: 28 January 2014
Number of songs: 16
Review: A 16 track album,Kidjoe's first in 4 years, the album maintains the wonderful African sounds from the Beninese songstress.Its title is inspired literally by her mother Yvonne's nickname, and metaphorically for the Judeo-Christian heritage's first woman. It is "dedicated to the women of Africa: to their resilience and their beauty." The album fuses a lot of Afro sounds with modern day pop, Caribbean and Latin sounds. In between the up tempo songs, there are the ballads
Artist: Cities Aviv
Album title: Come To Life
Date of release: 28 January 2014
Number of songs: 15
Review: If you are into Childish Gambino, then you will like this album. Creatively using cloud rap whilst merging it with his talent, Come to life presents itself as an album that explores unfamiliar territories lyrically.
A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage performances, and the Academy Awards for motion pictures. (Wiki definition).
The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. And for the past 55 years, the awards have seen many great artistes and industry players get awarded for their excellency and influence in music.
The Grammy Awards had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s.
Once upon a time there were "soap operas" in Zimbabwe namely Studio 263, Small House saga and Estate Blues; all which with heavy competition to South African soapies Generations, Muvhango, and Isindigo, just 'died'. However at the end of last year, connection to the South African channels was cut thus opening airwaves for new content for our local broadcaster. So with so much talent and so many young hopefuls trying to create opportunity to make it to the big time, a lot of television productions have been under construction. One of them is a new, proudly Zimbabwean soap opera, which promises to give viewers all the drama that is encompassed by soapies. With both seasoned and fresh actors, this production might be just what Zimbabwe needs to put the entertainment industry on a competitive regional and global platform.
Having watched snippets of the promo, we think that the Zim audience might have something to look forward to watchi…
Mr and Mrs Carter will be performing at the 56th Grammy Awards
A couple that works together, stays together! Bey and Jay Z have proven time after time that when they work together, they not only make hits but they give a great performance. With these been looking good with the Carters; with Beyonce riding on the success of downloads of her ''surprise'' self-titled album and Jay Z has nine Grammy nominations, a performance together is the icing on the cake.
The power couple are amongst a long line-up of artistes performing this Sunday 26 January 2014 and fans can look forward to an entertaining awards show.
Which performing artistes are you looking forward to?
Name: Ipupa Nsimba Age: 36 Country: Democratic Republic of Congo Claim to Fame: He was part of Kofffi Olomide's group writing, singing and dancing with the Rhumba megastar. His first solo album was Droit Chemin in 2006 which rocketed him to stardom. Current hit: "Kosa Leka" Why he's hot? Fally proved beyond measure that he is more than a back-up singer and dancer. He notably created several hits for Koffi, among them Eternellement on Force de Frappe in 2001 and Ko Ko Ko Ko on Affaire d’Etat which got him being promoted to the position of conductor despite his young age. In 2006, debuting his solo career, he delivered his first solo album Droit Chemin that sold over 100,000 copies with hits like Droit chemin, Liputa or Kidiamfuka. He has great international recognition as he won Best Male Artist at the Cesaire Awards and Best Artist or Group from Central Africa at the Kora Awards. In 2009, he performed at the Africa MTV Awards, pe…
Oscar nominees for 2014 announced The awards season is upon us and in the film these are the most prestigious awards show. Bigger and we expect a lot of glamour, (and drama), as we watch who takes home an Oscar. This year's hostess is comedian and talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres and we are expecting a lot of laughs and...smiles. Here is the list of nominees for 2014;The Best:- Actor
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” Actress
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County” Supporting actor
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Jonah Hill, “Wolf of Wall Street” Supporting actress
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Star Power Aaliyah
Remembering Aaliyah on her birthday Before Ciara, there was Aaliyah; a sexy tomboy who could sing, dance and act and was the "it-girl" of the 90s. She worked a lot with super producer, Timbaland and female rapper, Missy Elliot and made hits that will forever be remembered. For those of us who grew up in the 90s, Aaliyah was the one girl most girls wanted to be; sweet, playful, and really talented.With a great future ahead of her, she unfortunately passed away in a plane crash on August 25 2001, after filming her video to her hit song, "Rock The Boat" in the Bahamas. Aaliyah left a big gap in the music industry as she was a unique definition of "beauty and talent" and she did it with style.Brief Bio Born Aaliyah Dana Haughton on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Aaliyah as she came to be known was an American recording artist, dancer, actress, and model. When she was five years old, her family moved…