An excerpt from the liner notes written by Filipino singer-songwriter Jess Santiago describes the collaborative process that went into the making of the album:. Soon after the concert one of the Thai participants, Pik, who works as arranger and sound engineer for a recording studio in Bangkok, did a demo of the song. Pik hardly speaks English.
Despite its name, the event mostly celebrates the best acts from the K-pop industry over the last year, doling out common award-show honors such as "album of the year" and "artist of the year," with a few achievement awards mixed in mostly reserved for artists from Asian countries that aren't South Koreamostly in the service of helping to cement the central place of K-pop in the culture of the continent. A mix of online voting, expert opinion and sales measurement to determines the winners, with the event itself featuring a relentless parade of performances that drive most viewers' attention, eagerly sharing clips on Twitter and gushing over every screenshot. What separates MAMA from other, seemingly interchangeable, award ceremonies is scale — Mnet spread this year's edition out over four nights and three countries.
Thal is also in the prog-rock band Sons Of Apollo. I believe it will give our material a whole new dimension. It will mark the first time Howe has performed with the band since his departure in
However, they struggled to produce another certified hit for years after. Fed up with the US music industry and executives who told them they were too difficult to market, Far East Movement considered quitting their career as artists. But then, ironically — and like many other Asian-American artists making pop music today — they went to Asia, and it changed their outlook on the music business forever.
One of the first albums of Okinawan music I had heard of but not actually listened to, back in the late s when I had a record shop in London. It was impossible to buy anywhere back then, but was quite sought after partly because it featured Ry Cooder. When I went to Japan inI managed to find the album and loved it.