Sting

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categorie: Muzica

nota: 9.88

nivel: Facultate

Of late, he's performed at the Superbowl, was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "My Funny Friend and Me" from The Emperor's New Groove, the Disney film that's just crossed the $100 million mark in box office sales. His activism as well as his art has been recognized; for his work on behalf of human rights, Sting recently [...]
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Of late, he's performed at the Superbowl, was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "My Funny Friend and Me" from The Emperor's New Groove, the Disney film that's just crossed the $100 million mark in box office sales. His activism as well as his art has been recognized; for his work on behalf of human rights, Sting recently received an award from the government of Chile.

And the music he makes and the message he delivers compel him forward: with a US Tour in May and a European Tour in Summer 2001, the artist has shown no sign of letting up. His body of work spanning nearly 25 years and embracing not only rock and reggae but also jazz, country, Celtic and Middle Eastern strains, Sting fashions a soundtrack for our times. Its essence? One of consistent pioneering, risk-taking. "My strategy is to be optimistic, nadve maybe," he has said. "And maybe that's my job.

" His creative approach to Brand New Day, for example, typified his desire to test himself. "I composed, finessed and even sequenced the music before I'd even written a word," he says of his seventh and best-selling solo album. "I had to trust that the music would tell me stories, begin to create characters. It's almost a mysterious process. You have to be patient.It's a little like sculpting a piece of wood - you begin to see faces in the wood."

The music that has spoken to him, the characters he has created, have been with us ever since he began his life in music. A native of Newcastle, site of English shipbuilders and ancient Roman walls, this former teacher, soccer coach and ditch digger, has made of his art a perpetual quest.
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