Black Norwegian Singer Stella Mwangi at Eurovision
KenyanNorwegian singer Stella Mwangi represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mangi performed her track "Haba Haba", which topped the singles chart in Norway earlier this year. Unfortunately: Stella Mwangi made it only as far as the SemiFinals.
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"[Mwangi's] work has been used in films such as American Pie and Save the Last Dance, also in TVseries such as CSI New York and Scrubs. She has won several awards including; the Kisima Awards, Clops Awards and Jeermaan Awards [and] she is one of the most popular singers in Norway."
Mwangi was accompanied by several Black dancers and backup singers. An historic move by the virtually allwhite Scandinavian nation: Dan Bailey Jersey Ebay Sending a Black representative to Eurovision . who sings in English and Swahili to Afro Beats.
Mwangi was one of several Black contestants at Eurovision 2011, including Simon Webbe in Blue who represented the UK, Italian singer Senit who repped San Marino, and numerous background singers. For a history of Black singers at Eurovision see HERE.
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Absolutely. But this is not America. This is Europe where music is often more traditional www.footballcowboysshop.com/Black+Dan+Bailey+Jersey and vocal ranges often more restrained. Mwangi style. is more African than American and for that she stands out in Europe very much.
I agree that Eurovision is gauche and shlocky. But it is what it is. Many of these countries are very small and are fiercely proud of their Eurovision entries or successes.
And speaking as a AfroItalian, I very proud that several Blacks were representing nations at Eurovision including Italy Senit.
As always Rod, very impressed by the blog.
Certainly there are many more nonwhite immigrants than previous years. Oslo and some suburbs have a considerable African and Asian population, but the country and Scandinavia are still largely very white.
"She is not "one of the most popular singers in Norway", at least she wasn six months ago."
We not talking about six months ago. Stella is one of the most popular NOW right? And she represented Norway at Eurovision, so, probably a lot of people know her, right?
It was a very positive article about your beautiful country. Most Americans aren aware and/or don care about Eurovision. Brandon Carr Jersey Ebay You looking for faults, my friend.
Talarico, AfroItalian in Milan
As you say, parts of Norway have a considerable African and Asian population. Several of Norway mostloved artists are nonwhite. Norway is becoming a multiethnic nation and many Norwegians are proud of that fact.
But I guess it ends up as a discussion about words: Is a country "virtually allwhite" when the nonwhites makes up as many as 10 per cent of the population, as you estimate? Would it be meaningful to call Norway "virtually allheterosexual"? Of course, the heterosexual population is probably as large as the white population in Norway, but the nonwhite and the nonheterosexual members of the society are clearly visible and are mostly considered important contributors to www.footballcowboysshop.com/Black+Brandon+Carr+Jersey a diversity that most Norwegians enjoy.
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