Celine Dion – Pop Diva with Powerful Vocals

September 16, 2012 by  
Filed under New Age Music

As a fellow French-Canadian artist, I’ve followed Celine Dion’s career with interest almost since its debut. In my early beginnings as a studio sound engineer I had the chance to work with Celine. I can tell you she’s one of the most hard working singer I’ve met. I always compared her to the Olympic athlete gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, as she was focused and highly dedicated to her work. Coming from a small town close to Montreal, Celine had success in Quebec early on and in the ‘80s, you couldn’t turn on the radio or TV without coming across Celine Dion. This intensified further after her winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest – just 20 years old – with her entry “Ne partez pas sans moi” for Switzerland. Everyone in Quebec knew that song and was proud that a local singer had won!

 Celine Dion during her “Taking Chances” Tour in Montreal, August 2008Image: Anirudh Koul

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New Age Piano Music

January 27, 2009 by  
Filed under New Age Music

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If you have any interest in the new age genre, you’ve no doubt already identified some of the most compelling new age piano music.  For the most part, instrumental new age music is based on piano or keyboard melodies (although classical guitar is often another popular choice among these musicians).300nostre-tiempo-24-05-copy

However, if you are new to this genre, you can find many wonderful new age music stations on the internet where you’ll have the opportunity to hear some of the best new age songwriters and musicians for free.  Once you’ve identified some favorites, you can invest in their recordings for your personal collection.  The popular website RealMusic.com Read more