The Austrian-Croatian singer Sena Jurinac 5. A Japanese singer (look here: 瀬名) 1. Sena's birth in the Kurdish region of Dersim / Western Kurdistan (today's Tunceli in Eastern Turkey) includes only a small part of the former language and cultural area; the music is not only everywhere in daily life present, there is also a central mainly part of the spiritual world of the Alawite dominated population. In the mythology of the people of Dersim - represent a living for centuries in secluded mountainous and largely pre-Islamic culture, its religious references sun, water springs, rocks, mountain peaks and inner retreat by (rhythm), singing and dancing - are the bards and folk singers of great importance : they are the sole and authentic narrators of this very old, rare and threatened extinction of the language, culture and music tradition. The musical and thematic background of Sena's songs refers to the tradition of the bards and folk singers in Dersim.
Times very gently, sometimes rough, but always accompanied by powerful and melancholy she sings the epics and ballads of their homeland. Vocally she feels the traditional music of her homeland to strive both authentic and the musical heritage of the Alawite bard through modern arrangements and the use of Western instruments in contemporary music adapted. She looks very happy, and preferably close to soul and blues elements of style and attempts by the folk music tradition in Dersim in the refresh carefully. Born and raised in Dersim, she has moved through stations in Mardin and Istanbul to Germany, where she has lived for five years. Her debut album entitled "Asme u Per" (With the wings to the sky) came out in April 2005 in Germany, with the record label MIR.
Four of the ten songs that are mostly) in their native language Zazaki and Kurdish partly in Kurmanci (and sung in Turkish, she has composed herself and texted. The other tracks are traditional origin and those of contemporary folk singers from Dersim. 2. Dagadu Veronika Sena was born in Accra, Ghana, to a Hungarian mother and a Ghanaian father.
She grew up in Accra with 2 siblings and a heavy dose of music. From the times of nursery school, Sena has been active in all kinds of creative activities including traditional drumming and dancing, poetry recital, acting, singing and many more. In primary school she was already partaking in the writing and acting of school plays and performances. In secondary school she made a name for herself as being the MC, host of large school parties and events.
All in all it can be said that she has been onstage most of her life. Sena began her musical journey in 2001 in Budapest, Hungary. A chance meeting with DJ Mango, DJ Bosi and other well known Hungarian underground hip hop and dancehall DJs and MCs bloomed into a tight friendship and working relationship that was based around freestyle hip hop. The crew then called Gimmeshot Crew, at the time ran a weekly dancehall, hip hop night in a local Budapest club. Microphones were passed around and anyone daring enough and good enough to shake the crowds was welcome.
Sena immediately felt at home with them and this relationship gave birth to Sena’s and Gimmeshot record labels’ first release, ”Sena First One.” The album became an instant success in the underground scene in Hungary and resulted in a boost of performances and live shows for the years that followed. Although the album was not distributed outside Hungary, it managed to reach hands and ears all over Europe and in Ghana. The tracks on the album were made by Hungarian producers and musicians including Modul aka Mango (of Gimmeshot Crew), Yonderboi, Zagar, Absolut, Polskie, Superbeat, Marcel , bands: Kamu and Skeg, and featured other guest MCs from the Hungarian underground e.g. Bobakrome, Busa, Kemon, Hibrid, Interfunk, Rapa and others. The years following the album release saw Sena working with many musicians from many different genres, including the improvisational, abstract hip hop band Skeg, the Balkan funk jazz band Kamu, Dzihan and Kamien (Couch Records), DJ Cadik, DJ Vadim (BBE Records), EasyLifeNatural, Sabrine El-Hossamy (darbuka player from Turkey), DJ Spider, Colorblind All Stars, DJ Cadik, Irie Maffia reggae band, Dizko Stu and others.
Sena at the same time was creating heat waves among musicians since she could blend into almost every kind of music that was given her. She often performs with DJs and bands on invitation, sometimes with a rehearsed line up and at other times, just freestyling and improvising with her personal lyrics, poems and songs. Although she never studied music in school, she has a trained ear and manages to respond and adapt to the sounds she hears. Hers is a truely original, self-taught style that makes her sound absolutely one of a kind. http://www.myspace.com/dagadusena/ 3.
Sena is a German "Neo Soul" singer who nowadays lives in New York, USA. >> Blend smooth jazz and soulful old school reggae, spice it up with rocking guitar licks, add an exotic sitar, an electric hip hop violin, dynamic rhythms and smooth melodies, delivered by Sena's charismatic, sensual and silky voice and you get these captivating and funky compositions called "Neo Soul" : Sena's magical blend of cosmopolitan influences of multiple genres with vivid, intelligent and poetic lyrics.
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