Mika coming to Faroe Islands
the group will perform at the SUMMARFESTIVAL – MIKA welcome to Faroe Islands
The SUMMARFESTIVAL which is in Klaksvik the days from 8 August till 10 August has just announced that the British sing-songwriter Mika will perform at the Summarfestival this august.
Mika born in Beirut, has been nominated for many awards and this has resulted in winning a handful. We wish Mika welcome to Faroe Islands.
Mika, which is a world known sing-songwriter, wrote the song Lollipop for her sister.
Mika writes a lot. And his website is interesting reading. Below is some text from his page.
“From the outset, my mother had decided that her children would not be raised in America. She felt that the country she had loved so much growing up, had changed. Its emphasis on wealth and competition did not appeal to her. Yet, despite never having lived in the US, my siblings and I have always held America as a major part of our identity. Our vision of the States and our family city, New York, was not shared by any of our classmates. Growing up in Europe, there was a lot of racism towards the US. American’s were “fat and stupid” or “rich and mean”. It is clear to me now, that things have changed. That anti Americanism seems to be softening in Europe. Why are so many of my classmates, who spent their time mocking Americans, now waiting for visa applications to move over there? Could it be that the US is more likeable than its ever been for my generation?
The US has been humbled. Eleven years of military engagement in two countries has knocked its confidence and forced it to reconsider its position as “defender of the free world”. At the same time, domestically, it has suffered from the worst finical crisis in generations, which has seen people thrown out of their homes and loosing their jobs, whilst in stark contrast, China has grown from strength to strength. It seems to me that America is viewed as being as messed up as the rest of the world, if not more so, and thus is not seen as intimidating as it once was. With a less arrogant image, people in Europe are able to focus more on what is good about the US. It is almost as if, the world has found a new country to pick on, China.
Things appear to be picking up in the US economy – unemployment is dropping, there are green shoots of growth and when compared to Europe this is promising. It’s estimated that America will be energy independent by 2030. This could be a turning point for US diplomacy, especially towards the Middle East.”