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Roxanna

Hello and happy Monday, I wish you had a wonderful weekend!

Monday or Sunday, my days are starting to look alike a lot, since I am immersed into editing my 5th book, and determined to have it released to my editor as soon as possible.  I promise I will share a teaser soon, in the meantime – and if you haven’t seen them yet, you can read some teasers here.

What is on your speakers lately?  Recently I came across a debut album by Roxanna (I also love its name Exotica), which includes a string of moving ballads with smooth jazz and flamenco influences, and is produced by Mark Portmann (Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion) featuring Chris Botti.  Her voice is beautiful, and her tunes are a perfect background for me while writing and reading, but I also love listening to her album when my friends come over for a glass of wine and a cozy dinner.

Roxanna’s video “Here with me” is very much in sync with mood of my novels (and we both seem to have some mysterious plots in our stories as well!).  In the video, Roxanna, finds her mysterious lover, James, waiting for her by the smoky bar in a 1920’s  themed, romance narration.  James and Roxanna lock lips in a cloudy figment of her imagination, as she emphasizes that the best times were in her lover’s arms.   Ironically, at the end of the video, Roxanna wakes up next to James and attempts to sneak away with a bag of money; however, the suave, sophisticated actor replies, “You’re not going anywhere, kid.”  This romantic prequel connects the love story to Roxanna’s previously released single, “Unforgotten,” which also features James Scott.

Wishing you all a lovely Monday! And a happy holiday to all my friends in the US who celebrate today!

See Roxanna’s music video “Here With Me” bellow:

chambao“Andaba perdida de camino pa la casa / cavilando en lo que soy y en lo que siento / pokito a poko entendiendo / que no vale la pena andar por andar / que’s mejor caminá pa ir creciendo…”

My Music Monday is starting late today, but I still need to share with you one of my new favorite bands, Chambao.  Spanish band, which recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and has issued 5 albums, is a flamenco-electronic band originally from Málaga, Andalucia, Spain, known for a Flamenco Chill sound that fuses flamenco sounds and palos with electronic music.  And they are even better than that!  Their music sends me to those beautiful and magical Spanish beaches, bringing a flare of romance and nostalgia in the air.  I bought all their albums and am listening them a lot, and I mean A LOT!

I find their music equally fantastic for writing and reading, as well as for having a glass of a red wine and transporting myself to a far away land full of passion.

Take a listen and let me know if you like them! – And please do share with me your favorite music and artists in the comments below.  I’d love to hear what you are listening as well!

Love,
Madison