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Back in the USSR: Baccara and Arabesque in Moscow

March 7 2007

Gift to all women on March 7 will be an extraordinary concert reunited the legends of pop music 80's Baccara and Arabesque in club "B1".

Meyt Mateos and Maria Mendiola dancing and singing in the Madrid school of arts. And so in 1977 they happened to notice the author and producer of their greatest hits, Ralph Soybean. Soon was established original duo Baccara.

The first big success came to the duo in the same year. With the song Yes Sir, I Can Boogie duo hit all the European charts. In Britain, Baccara were the first artists from Spain, who led the local charts.

Their next single - Sorry I'm a lady, The devil sent you to Lorado, Cara Mia (the song known in the USSR in the Russian language cover versions of "Do not be sad, just took the summer") - repeat the success of the debut Tracks. In 1978, two pretty girls were at Eurovision with the song «Parlez-vous français?». But they were not solar home, and Luxembourg.

Alas, in 1982, the original composition of the duo broke up. C since the girls performed in duet with other singers. Soon after the collapse of Mait released solo albums - Baccara and Soy Tu Venus. In the Guinness Book, Baccara were recorded as the most successful female duo. The Spaniards have sold more than 40 million records.

At the concert all the visitors will be able to hear the entire repertoire of hits "Baccarat" and the best songs from the solo album, Mighty.

Speakers in this festive evening of the second Arabesque as the Spaniards were formed in 1977. At that time in Europe was a "boom" in the women's groups - ABBA, Boney M, Baccara. After two years of Arabesque added anyone then unknown 17-year-old Sandra Lauer. Sandra demonstrating leadership qualities, and soon occupied a dominant position in the group. An unforgettable vocals in most songs belongs to her.

Arabesque not been popular in old Europe right up to the release, Marigot Bay. After the release of this record the group has become a truly popular. Three participants wonder supplement each other, representing three different female character - dark yuzhanka Michaela, fair-haired northern girl Jasmine and Sandra with the eastern slit eyes.

In 1984, Sandra expired five-year contract in Arabesque and beautiful girl decided to go into a solo career. Unfortunately, who rose through the talent of Sandra Arabesque soon ceased to exist. In the same 1984-m released their last album Time to say good bye. Those without a leader Michaela Rose and Jasmine Vetter in an attempt not to miss their chance to create a new group of Rouge, but without success.

Arabesque - one of the most popular groups of the Soviet disco. Its popularity was so great that in 1984 the firm "Melody" disc came out with songs from different albums. This vinyl has quickly become scarce, and you can buy it only with a huge overpayment.

Arabesque and to this day is often heard on Russian radio in retro-programs on the 80th.

In the end of the performance of these two deserving teams will begin full-fledged disco retro.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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