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Romani Gypsy Artist Delilah Creates Dance and Pop Inspired Smooth Jazz Album Sweeter Life

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Romani Gypsy Artist Delilah Creates Dance and Pop Inspired Smooth Jazz Album Sweeter Life

Delilah delivers timeless vocals reminiscent of legendary jazz artists and sings from her enchanted Gypsy soul spinning tales and delivering the history of the Roma in the modern world with the release of “Sweeter Life.” Heavy-hitting producers on the album include Vikter Duplaix, Marcus Kane, Rane Parish, Lemoyne Alexander, and Dave Sereny.  Featured artists include the Stevie Wonder rhythm section of Nathan Watts and Stanley Randolph. 

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Delilah had to flee her home country due to racial tension and now lives in Toronto, Canada. Delilah inherited her gift of music from her parents, who immersed her in performing from an early age. By the age of 10, she was singing and dancing with her family in a 20-member touring ensemble with one of Hungary’s noted Roma performers, Bongo Margit, throughout Europe. By the time she was 16, she and her older brother Paul Lakatos, a guitar virtuoso, were performing with violinist Sonny Walker, another Roma legend, who jammed regularly with her father and family at impromptu gatherings in her home.

Delilah has refined her music to a beautiful smooth jazz and pop sound. She will be performing this summer in Philadelphia at Warmdaddy’s on Thursday June 20th. There you’ll get to hear her striking voice in person while she pours her heart and soul into her performance. What a treat! If you’re in the Philly area, you should definitely come and enjoy this Hungarian beauty.

To listen to, download, or order her album “Sweeter Life,” visit iTunes or Amazon.

You can connect with Delilah on Facebook and ReverbNation.

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Romani Gypsy Artist Delilah Creates Dance and Pop Inspired Smooth Jazz Album Sweeter Life

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Delilah delivers timeless vocals reminiscent of legendary jazz artists and sings from her enchanted Gypsy soul spinning tales and delivering the history of the Roma in the modern world with the release of “Sweeter Life.” Heavy-hitting producers on the album include Vikter Duplaix, Marcus Kane, Rane Parish, Lemoyne Alexander, and Dave Sereny.  Featured artists include the Stevie Wonder rhythm section of Nathan Watts and Stanley Randolph. 

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Delilah had to flee her home country due to racial tension and now lives in Toronto, Canada. Delilah inherited her gift of music from her parents, who immersed her in performing from an early age. By the age of 10, she was singing and dancing with her family in a 20-member touring ensemble with one of Hungary’s noted Roma performers, Bongo Margit, throughout Europe. By the time she was 16, she and her older brother Paul Lakatos, a guitar virtuoso, were performing with violinist Sonny Walker, another Roma legend, who jammed regularly with her father and family at impromptu gatherings in her home.

Delilah has refined her music to a beautiful smooth jazz and pop sound. She will be performing this summer in Philadelphia at Warmdaddy’s on Thursday June 20th. There you’ll get to hear her striking voice in person while she pours her heart and soul into her performance. What a treat! If you’re in the Philly area, you should definitely come and enjoy this Hungarian beauty.

To listen to, download, or order her album “Sweeter Life,” visit iTunes or Amazon.

You can connect with Delilah on Facebook and ReverbNation

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Gypsy Jazz Singer Delilah Collaborates on Her Music With “Eye of the Tiger” Writer Jim Peterik

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Gypsy Jazz Singer Delilah has collaborated on her music with “Eye of the Tiger” writer and Grammy award winner Jim Peterik. Jim produced and wrote two songs for Delilah entitled “Beats for You” and “Love by Numbers.” With sultry undertones and ethereal melodies, these songs mark a progressive maturity for Delilah into the world of pop and jazz music. Peterik said “It’s been a joy working with this gifted singer and her musician partner Dave Sereny. As her producer, I am very grateful for the life she brought to my songs.” To listen to, download, or order the songs done with Jim, visit iTunes

Delilah will also be performing this summer in Philadelphia at Warmdaddys on Thursday June 20th. There you’ll get to hear her beautiful voice in person while she pours her heart and soul into her performance. What a treat! If you’re in the Philly area, you should definitely come and enjoy this Hungarian beauty.

To listen to, download, or order her album The Sweeter Life, visit iTunes or Amazon

You can connect with Delilah on Facebook and ReverbNation.

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Gypsy Jazz Vocalist Delilah, Influenced by Barbra Streisand, Creates Enchanting Music to Listen To

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Who doesn’t want a “Sweeter Life?” With timeless vocals reminiscent of legendary jazz artists, Delilah sings from her enchanted Gypsy soul spinning tales and delivering the history of the Roma in the modern world with the release of “Sweeter Life.”  While Delilah draws inspiration from her Gypsy heritage, she is also heavily influenced by the jazz greats including Barbra Streisand.

In a recent interview with SmoothJazz.com, Delilah was asked to identify the biggest influence in her life that has helped her to get to where she is now in her career.  In response, Delilah stated, “That would have to be Barbra Streisand. I have been listening to her beautiful voice since I was a child. For me her voice is magical, emotive and full of feeling. That has been my greatest influence, the incomparable Barbra Streisand.”  See the full interview here

The heavy-hitting producers on “Sweeter Life” include Vikter Duplaix, Marcus Kane, Rane Parish, Lemoyne Alexander, and Dave Sereny.  Featured artists on the CD include the Stevie Wonder rhythm section of Nathan Watts and Stanley Randolph.  You’ll definitely want to hear this album if you’re a fan of jazz artists similar to Natalie Cole and Nancy Wilson.  To listen to, download, or order the album, visit iTunes or Amazon.

You can connect with Delilah on Facebook and ReverbNation.
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In May Venice Gets Ready for Painting and Art Biennale While June is All About Rome and Vatican Celebrations

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If you’re planning to visit Italy this season, there are plenty of culture rich events to attend in both Rome and Venice!  The beautiful Italian cities are full of art, paintings, and culture.  During June, there are many religious observances in Rome. Make sure you witness at least one of the masses, processions and feasts.  On May 30th, Corpus Christi starts with a Mass at San Giovanni en Laterano, followed by a procession to Santa Maria Maggiore.  On June 24th, in observance of San Giovanni (John the Baptist), an additional mass, attended by hundreds of thousands of people, is held at San Giovanni Rome Cathedral. The feasts are typically comprised of street vendors who serve snails and suckling pig, flavored with pestled celery and caraway seeds, and roasted in traditional Roman style with salt and olive oil.  This year expect the celebrations to elevate to highlight the entry of newly enthroned Pope Francis.

On July 30th, a fundraising event will be held in Venice for the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts.   In the basin of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal, hundreds of boats will be illuminated with paper lanterns. A boat bridge will float from the Dorsoduro to the Giudecca. Once a hotel, The Ca’ Giustinian is a former 15th century gothic palace near Ca Rezonico, just a canal view across from Palazzo Grazzi. The evening’s sit down meal will include local dishes and conclude with a 30 minute fireworks display just before midnight.  This event will definitely be worth attending, not only to support art, but to enjoy the beauty and magic of the city of Venice.

Previews of the 55th International Art Exhibition will be held in Venice May 29th through 31st; most art venues will be open daily from 10am to 6pm.  The exhibition will run from June 1st to November 24th, 2013.  If you want to attend the preview, or get special access during the event, consider purchasing a Biennale Card.  Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts benefit 100% from revenue related to sales of the Card.

I found out about these great events from my favorite travel guide, Travel with Carnet!  

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