Sunday, 1 January 2017

Day 13: La, La, La...

Day 13 - Week 3

Although you had a very restful day yesterday watching TV you have woken up feeling quite tired. You decide to turn on the radio and listen to some music before you get up and get on with your day. When you turn on the radio, the first song that you hear is one by Justin Bieber, a musician from Canada.
Activity 1
Justin Bieber is arguably one of the most famous musicians in the world right now. He has had (#) of Number 1 hits, including the songs:
Watch the three videos. After you have finished watching them, rank them from #1 (best) to #3 (worst). On your blog, list the three videos in order from best to worst and tell us why you have ranked them in that order.
#1 Love Yourself
#2 Baby
#3 Sorry
I put the song Love Yourself in the first best place because I thought that the video was interesting in the two peoples movements and how they were communicating with each other.
I ranked the song Baby as second because I thought it was a sweet song for teenagers finding their first love and I liked how they all had a dance battle.

Activity 2
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Every year there is a huge music festival held in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It is called WOMAD. WOMAD stands for ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance.’ The festival began in 1980 and there are WOMAD festivals held every year in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Spain, Italy and The United Arab Emirates. They attract singers and performers from all around the world. Imagine that you are on the WOMAD organising committee for next year. Which two musicians/bands would you invite to perform? On your blog tell us the names of the two musicians/bands and tell us a bit about them. Where are they from? What kind of music do they play?
I would invite Beyonce and Stan Walker to perform. Beyonce is a very kind person, likes to try different things and she was also part of the group Destiny's Child as well as being the lead singer. Beyonce was from Houston, Texas, United States. She is known for playing a few kinds of music including R&B/soul, Pop, Bounce music, and Contemporary R&B.
Stan Walker is a singer and an actor, he has been a judge for shows including The X Factor and he did act in the New Zealand movie Hunt for the Wilder People. Stan Walker was from Melbourne, Australia and sings 2 types of music: Pop and R&B/soul.
Bonus Activity
There are literally dozens of different types (‘genres’) of music in the world, including classical, rock ‘n roll, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), pop, hip hop, rap, jazz, etc. Some musicians play on their own and some play as part of a band. Arguably, the most influential band of all time is The Beatles. They were a rock band from Liverpool, England.
Dozens of movies have been made about the band. The most recent was a documentary called ‘The Beatles: 8 Days a Week – The Touring Years.’ Watch the trailer for this movie.
After you have finished, tell us two things that you learned about the Beatles from watching this trailer. They can be any two interesting facts!

1: One interesting fact that I learned about The Beatles was that they had always stayed together and made music making people happy.
2. Another interesting fact that I learned about The Beatles was that when they toured around the world and sang at concerts some of the girls would pass out or faint because of how much they loved them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mikaela,

    I'm glad that you enjoy music! Do you usually listen to Justin Bieber? He grew up in a city that isn't too far from the city in which Rachel and our younger daughter, Leigh, grew up. It's amazing to us that a local Canadian 'boy' could become famous world-wide!

    I like the thorough way you've answered the questions for these activities! Well done!

    The Beatles toured through Toronto when I was a little girl and, in fact, I remember my sister going to see them perform at a big stadium down town. She was terribly excited about the experience!!! You're right in commenting that some girls passed out or fainted when they saw the Beatles perform. My sister can vouch for that!!! Can you imagine being that excited by hearing a group sing??

    I sing in a choir in my small town and I have to say, no one has ever fainted while watching us perform. I guess we're not as thrilling as the Beatles...

    Are you in a choir?

    I hope you're having a lovely summer time and keep up your good work blogging!