4 Divas: Music of The Month

by Guinandra Jatikusumo

The polls demonstrate that Governor Romney successfully unleashed his best theatrical performance during this week’s presidential debate, and that political aficionados can’t wait to see whether President Obama will resurrect his 2008 public speaking style for the next debate on foreign policy.

Now that we still have a couple more days before the debate starts, lets explore what the musical divas have offered or will offer us within that time frame:

1. If you haven’t already, listen to a song sung by  the goddess of music–Adele–carefully crafted for the latest 007 movie, Skyfall. Another grammy for Adele, guaranteed.

2. Jackie Evancho (the 12-year-old girl whose angelic voice and humility made me believe angels exist) released her new album 2 days ago. Her album’s title is ‘Songs from The Silver Screen.’ You won’t even think twice to buy the album especially if you’re fond of Disney or broadway.

3. Coldplay’s new concert film will be out on November 19th, 13 days after the presidential elections. Celebrate whoever wins the elections by watching the British band sing ‘Fix You’ in Abu Dhabi.

4. A friend of mine discovered a harrowing classical piece by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt called ‘Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.’ The piece is dark and hypnotic that it seems to glorify the meditation of death. In a peaceful way.