Monday, February 1, 2010

INTERRACIAL ARTISTS, INTERRACIAL ACTS & ANTI-RACIST SONGS


Musicians born to interracial parents, bands consisted of interracial members & songs that stigmatize all sorts of racism / racist behaviour.


Female Artists of interracial descent

PAULA ABDUL: her father Syrian Jew (raised in Brasil) & her mother French Canadian Jew
SHOLA AMA: her father English & her mother Afro-Caribbean (Dominican & St. Lucian)
NATACHA ATLAS: her father Muslim (Arab) of Palestinean, Egyptian & Moroccan descent & her mother English
NATASHA KHAN (BAT FOR LASHES): her father Pakistani & her mother English
AYO: her father Nigerian & her mother Romanian Rom (Gypsy)
JOAN BAEZ: her father Mexican & her mother Scottish (British)
SHIRLEY BASSEY: her father Nigerian & her mother Welsh (British)
BETTY BOO: her father Dusun (Malaysian) & her mother Scottish
MICHELLE BRANCH: her father Irish & her mother of Dutch-Indonesian & French descent.
LA CAMILLA (ARMY OF LOVERS): her father Nigerian & her mother Swedish
BLU CANTRELL (real name Tiffany Cobb): her father is of Narragansett, Cape Verdean & Afro-American origin & her mother has French, Scottish, English & German ancestry. 
MARIAH CAREY: her father a black Venezuelan & her mother Irish-American
NENEH CHERRY: her father from Sierra Leone & her mother Swedish (her famous step-father Don Cherry was of African-American origin)
ALESHA DIXON (MIS-TEEQ): her father Jamaican & her mother English
YVONNE ELLIMAN: her father of Irish & her mother Japanese descent.
MELANIE FIONA: she was born to Guyanese immigrants of black, Indian & Portuguese descent)
CHINA FORBES (PINK MARTINI): her father of French Scottish descent & her mother African American
ASTRUD GILBERTO: her father German & her mother Brazilian
CINDY HERRON (EN VOGUE): her father Afro-American & her mother German Swiss.
SUSIE HUG (KATYDIDS): her father American & her mother Japanese
JILL JONES: her father Italian & her mother Afro-American
NORAH JONES: daughter of famous Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar & New Yorker Sue Jones
KELIS: her father African American & her mother Chinese-Puerto Rican
ALICIA KEYS: her father Afro-American & her mother of Scottish, Irish & Italian descent
ANNA LaCAZIO (COCK ROBIN): her father Italian-American & her mother Chinese
VIKTOR LAZLO (Sonia Dronier): her father French (from Martinique) & her mother British (from Grenada)
JUNE LODGE: her father Jamaican & her mother British
ANNABELLA LWIN (BOW WOW WOW): her father Burmese (Myanmar) & her mother English
MEL & KIM: their father Jamaican & their mother British
MARIA MENA: her father Afro-Nicaraguan & her mother Norwegian
NICKI MINAJ: her father Indo-Afro Trinidadian & her mother Afro-Trinidadian.
SAMANTHA MUMBA: her father Zambian & her mother Irish
MYA: her father Afro-American & her mother Italian-American
HEATHER NOVA: her father from Bermuda & her mother Canadian
OCEANA: her father from Martinique & her mother German
RIHANNA: her father is Barbadian-Irish & her mother Afro-Guyanese
BIC RUNGA: her father Maori & her mother Chinese Malaysian
NICOLE SCHERZINGER (THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS): her father Filipino & Her mother Hawaiian Ukrainian.
SADE ADU (SADE) : her father Nigerian & her mother British
SHAKIRA (Marianna Hansen): her father Lebanese & her mother Colombian
SHAYA: her father Danish & her mother Guyanese of Greenlandic & Indian descent.
TANITA TIKARAM: her father of Indo-Fiji origin & her mother Malaysian
VANITY (VANITY 6 / PRINCE): her father Afro-Canadian & her mother German-Canadian
RAMONA WULF (SILVER CONVENTION): her father an African American soldier & her mother German
YAZZ: her father Jamaican & her mother British

also see:
CHRISTINA AGUILERA: her father from Ecuador & her mother of Irish-American origin
TATYANA ALI: her father from Trinidad & her mother Afro-Panamanian
ANASTACIA: her father German-American & her mother Irish-American
BEYONCE: her father is African American & her mother is of Louisiana Creole descent (African, Native American, French & Irish ancestry)
FOXY BROWN: her father half Afro-Trinadadian, half Chinese & her mother Afro Trinidadian
IRENE CARA: her father an Afro-Puerto Rican & her mother a French American of Cuban origin
NATHALIE CARDONE: her father Sicilian & her mother Spanish
SARAH CONNOR: her father is American-German & her mother is of Scottish-Irish origin
ANNA DOMINO: her father American (US) & her mother Canadian
FRIDA (ABBA): her father German & her mother Norwegian
ISHTAR: her father Moroccan Jewish & her mother Egyptian Jewish
JAMELIA: her father Zimbabwean & her mother Jamaican
JEWEL: her father of Swiss German origin & her mother of Irish descent
PATRICIA KAAS: her father French & her mother German
CYNDI LAUPER: her father of German Swiss descent & her mother Italian American
VANESSA MAE: her father Thai (Thailandese) & her mother Chinese
TEENA MARIE: she's of Portuguese, Italian, Irish & native American origin
CAROLINE MULLER (C.C. CATCH): her father German & her mother Dutch
EDITH PIAF: her father Norman (French) & her mother French-Italian of Moroccan descent
LINDA RONSADT: her father Mexican-American of German descent & her mother of German, English & Dutch descent
SANDRA: her father French & her mother German
SOPHIE SOLOMON (violinist): her father is Jewish of Lithuanina Polish origin & her mother is of French descent
PRINCESS STEPHANIE OF MONACO: her father Monegasque & her mother American (US)
TRACEY ULLMAN: her father Polish & her mother British
SUZANNE VEGA: her father is of Scottish-English-Irish descent , her mother of German Swedish descent & her stepfather Puerto-Rican
MARISKA VERES (SHOCKING BLUE): her father a gypsy Hungarian violinist & her mother of French & Russian descent
PIA ZADORA: her father Italian & her mother Polish

Male Artists of interracial descent

ANGRY ANDERSON (ROSE TATTOO): his father is Australian & his mother from Mauritius
LOU BEGA: his father is from Uganda & his mother Sicilian (Italian)
JULIAN CASABLANCAS (THE STROKES): his father is Spanish-American & his mother Danish)
CRAIG DAVID: his father black Grenadian & her mother white half-Jewish
SAMMY DAVIS JR.: his father Afro-American & his mother Latina (either Puerto-Rican or Cuban)
ZACH DE LA ROCHA (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE): his father Mexican & his mother German-Irish
RENE DIF (AQUA): his father Algerian & his mother Danish
RAYMOND EBANKS (BOMFUNK MC'S): his father Jamaican & his mother Finnish
MEL GAYNOR (SIMPLE MINDS / drums): his father Jamaican & his mother Afro-Brazilian
GONJASUFI (born Sumach Ecks): his father American-Ethiopian & his mother Mexican
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK: he is of British & Indian descent
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS: his father Julio Iglesias is of Galician & Andalusian (autonomous Spanish communities) but also of Cuban & Puerto Rican descent & his mother Isabel is Filipina (Philippines)
EDEN KANE: he is of Anglo-Indian origin
JAY KAY (JAMIROQUAI): his father Portuguese & his mother Jewish
PHIL LYNOTT (THIN LIZZY): his father Afro-Brazilian & his mother Irish
BOB MARLEY: his father was Jamaican of English descent & his mother Afro-Jamaican.
BRUNO MARS: his father half Puerto-Rican half Ashkenazi jew & his mother Filipino.
MIKA: his father American & his mother Lebanese
MARK MOORE (S-EXPRESS): his father English & his mother South Korean
HUEY MORGAN (FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS): he's half Puerto Rican half Irish
NE-YO: his father Afro-American & his mother Afro/Chinese-American
TONY ORLANDO (DAWN): his father Hellenic (Greek) American & his mother Puerto Rican
PAPA DEE: his father from Ghana & his mother Swedish
PLASTIC BERTRAND: his father French & his mother Ukrainian
ROB PILATUS (MILLI VANILLI): his father African American & his mother German
CLIFF RICHARD: his parents were of Anglo Indian descent (Eurasian)
PETER SARSTEDT: just as his brother Eden Kane, he is also of Anglo-Indian origin
TIM SIMENON (BOMB THE BASS): his parents are Malaysian & Scottish
CAT STEVENS: his father Hellenic (Greek) Cypriot & his mother Swedish
STROMAE: his father from Rwanda & his mother Belgian
DAVID USHER: his father is Jewish Canadian & his mother Thai-Chinese
EDDIE VAN HALEN (VAN HALEN / guitar): his father Dutch & his mother Indonesian
FRANK ZAPPA: his father was of Hellenic (Greek) & Arab descent & his mother of Italian & French

also see:
RICCARDO COCCIANTE: his father Italian & his mother French
LEONARD COHEN: his father Polish-Canadian Jew & his mother Lithuanian Jew
ANTONY COSTA (BLUE): his father Hellenic (Greek) Cypriot & his mother Jewish
MICHAEL CRETU: his father Romanian & his mother of Austrian descent
DANIEL (Eurovision Song Entry for Yugoslavia in 1983): his father from Montenegro & his mother Belgian
JOE DASSIN: his father Jules was an American Jew of Russian descent & his mother Hungarian)
GAZEBO (PAUL MAZZOLINI): his father Italian & his mother American
CHRIS ISAAK: his father German-American & his mother Italian
ALEX KAPRANOS (FRANZ FERDINAND): his father Hellenas (Greek) & his mother English
MARK KNOPFLER (DIRE STRAITS): his father Hungarian Jew & his mother English
TOMMY LEE (MOTLEY CRUE): his father Welsh American & his mother Hellenic (Greek)
MALCOLM McLAREN: his father English & his mother of Portguese Jew descent
LUIS MIGUEL: his father Spanish & his mother Italian
CHRIS REA: his father Italian & his mother Irish
DAN REED (DAN REED NETWORK): his father German & his mother Hawaiian
TOM WAITS: his father of Scots Irish descent & his mother Norwegian American

Artists of any kind of American-Indian origin (Native American)

TORI AMOS (her mother half Cherokee & her Scottish father a methodist priest)
ASHANTI (Born to a father of black, Filipino, Chinese, Irish and Sioux Indian heritage and a African American, Puerto Rician, and Cherokee Indian mother)
JAMES BROWN (his father's father was Cherokee)
BELINDA CARLISLE (her American-Indian father left Belinda and her mother when she was 5)
CHER (her father Armenian & her mother of Cherokee , English & French descent)
RITA COOLIDGE (her father a Cherokee preacher & her mother a Cherokee with Scottish blood)
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY (Navajo blood runs in his vains)
WILLY DeVILLE (he is of Basque, Irish & Pequot Indian descent)
CRYSTAL GAYLE (she's of Tsalagi (Cherokee) origin)
JIMI HENDRIX (his grandmother was a fullblooded Cherokee)
ANTHONY KIEDIS (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS): his father Lithuanian-American & his mother of Greek, Dutch, English, Irish, French & Mohican ancestry)
EARTHA KITT (her mother was a black Cherokee)
WAYNE NEWTON (his father Irish Powhatan & his mother of German Cherokee ancestry)
TOM PETTY (his grandmother was Cherokee)
ROBBIE ROBERTSON (THE BAND): Jewish father & Mohawk mother
BUFFY ST. MARIE (her parents were Cree)
TABOO (BLACK EYED PEAS) (his father Shoshone & his mother Dakota Sioux)
TINA TURNER (she's got Navajo & Cherokee blood in her vains)
SHANIA TWAIN (she grew up with an Ojibway step-father)
RITCHIE VALENS (he was of Mexican-Indian origin)

also see:
AALIYAH
AARON NEVILLE
ANDRE 3.000 (OUTKAST)
TONY CAREY (RAINBOW, PLANET P)
ELISA FIORILLO
ELVIS PRESLEY
ROZONDA THOMAS (TLC)
TIONNE WATKINS (TLC)

and bands such as:
LOS INDIOS TABAJARAS (BRAZIL)
REDBONE (USA)


Artists of any kind of Afr0-American & Creole origin

BEYONCE
ICE-T
SHEILA E. (hit: A Love Bizarre, 1985)


Interracial acts

ALL SAINTS
ANIMAL NIGHTLIFE
AVERAGE WHITE BAND (hit: Pick Up The Pieces, 1974)
BAZUKA
BEAT (AKA ENGLISH BEAT)
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (hit: E=MC2, 1986)
BIG COUNTRY
BLACK EYED PEAS
BLOC PARTY
BLUE
BRAND NEW HEAVIES
BREAKFAST CLUB (hit: Right On Track, 1987)
BRILLIANT (hit: Love Is War, 1986)
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
ERIC BURDON & WAR
CAN (Germans & Japanese)
CAPPELLA
CHAKACHAS, THE (hit: Jungle Fever, 1972)
CHARLES & EDDIE (hit: Would I Lie To You, 1992)
CHRISTIANS, THE (biggest hit: Words, 1989)
JOHNNY CLEGG & (JULUKA / SAVUKA)
COLOR ME BADD (hits: I Wanna Sex You Up / I Adore Mi Amor, 1991)
CORNERSHOP (hit: Brimful Of Asha, 1997)
CULTURE CLUB
CULTURED PEARLS (hit: Just To Let You Know, 1997)
DAZZ BAND (hit: Let It Whip, 1982)
DEEE-LITE (hit: Groove Is In The Heart, 1990)
DISPOSABLE HEROES OF HIPHOPRISY (hit: Television, The Drug Of The Nation, 1991)
DREAM THEATER
DRUM THEATRE
ELLIS, BEGGS & HOWARD (hit: Big Bubbles, No Troubles, 1988)
ETERNAL
FAITHLESS
FOUNDATIONS, THE
FUN BOY THREE
GENERAL PUBLIC (hit: Tenderness, 1984)
GONZALEZ (hit: Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet, 1979)
GUNS N' ROSES
HEATWAVE (hit: Boogie Nights, 1977)
I-LEVEL
JIMMY JAMES & THE VAGABONDS (hits: I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me, 1976 / Now Is The Time, 1976)
JO BOXERS (hit: Just Got Lucky, 1983)
FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
HOT CHOCOLATE
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
KIZ (european hit: Die Sennerin Vom Koenigsee, 1982)
LATIN QUARTER (hit: Radio Africa, 1986)
LINX (hit: So This Is Romance, 1981)
LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY
LIMIT, THE (hits: She's So Divine, 1982 / Say Yeah, 1984)
LONDON BOYS (hits: London Nights / Requiem, 1989)
LONDONBEAT
MARY JANE GIRLS (hits: All Night Long, 1983 / In My House, 1985)
MASSIVE ATTACK
MORCHEEBA
NO DOUBT
OUTLANDISH (hit: Aicha, 2002)
QUEEN
PEPSI & SHIRLEY
POP TOPS, THE (hit: Mamy Blue, 1971)
PRETENDERS, THE
PRODIGY
PUSSYCAT DOLLS
SADE
SANTANA
SAVAGE PROGRESS (hit: My Soul Unwraps Tonight, 1984)
SELECTER, THE (hits: On My Radio, 1979 / Three Minute Hero, 1980)
SHAKATAK
SIMPLY RED
SKUNK ANANSIE
SLY FOX (hit: Como Tu Te Llama, 1985)
SPECIALS (biggest hit: Ghost Town, 1981)
SPICE GIRLS
STYLE COUNCIL
SOUND OF SEDUCTION (hit: Until I'm Satified, 1995)
SUGABABES
SWEET SENSATION (hit: Sad Sweet Dreamer, 1974)
THOMPSON TWINS
THREE DOG NIGHT
TOWER OF POWER
TRIUMVIRAT
UB40
VILLAGE PEOPLE
YOUNG DISCIPLES
and
BAND AID
FERRY AID
USA FOR AFRICA etc

also inter-ethnic:
BIG SLEEP (Official Site)
BODYROCKERS
DAF (DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT)
GARBAGE
HOOBASTANK
HOUSE OF PAIN
LOS BRAVOS
M.S.G. (McAuley Schenker Group)
THE OTHER ONES
PLANET P
REAMONN
SLAYER
STEPPENWOLF
STEREOLAB
TITO & TARANTULA

Collaborations of white producers & black performers:

BAD BOYS BLUE
BLACK BOX
BONEY M
C&C MUSIC FACTORY
CULTURE BEAT
ERUPTION
KANO
LA BOUCHE
MILLI VANILLI
MR. PRESIDENT
OTTAWAN
ROB'N'RAZ
SNAP!
TECHNOTRONIC
2 UNLIMITED

also in this category from the interracial acts list:
CAPPELLA
LONDON BOYS

Special case:
WAS (NOT WAS)

Anti -Racist songs: Songs with remarks on any kind of racist behaviour or messages of racial tolerance

A Change Is Gonna Come-SAM COOKE (1964)
Biko-PETER GABRIEL (1980), ROBERT WYATT (1984)
Black & White-THREE DOG NIGHT (1972)
Black Or White-MICHAEL JACKSON (1991)
Black Stations / White Stations-M+M / stands for MARTHA & THE MUFFINS (1984)
Brother Louie-HOT CHOCOLATE (1973), THE STORIES (1973)
Colours-PHIL COLLINS (1989)
The Dead Heart-MIDNIGHT OIL (1986 / 1988)
Ebony & Ivory-PAUL McCARTNEY & STEVIE WONDER (1982)
Enough Is Enough-CHUMBAWAMBA (1993)
Every Kinda People-ROBERT PALMER (1978 / whether yellow, black or white, each & every man's the same inside)
Everyday People-SLY & THE FAMILY STONE (1968)
Fight The Power-PUBLIC ENEMY (1989)
Free Nelson Mandela-THE SPECIAL AKA (1984)
Free Your Mind- EN VOGUE (1992)
Fuck You-LILY ALLEN (2009)
Ghostdancing-SIMPLE MINDS (1986)
Gimme Hope Jo'anna-EDDY GRANT (1988)
Half-Breed-CHER (1973)
Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll-GARLAND JEFFREYS (1991)
Hurricane-BOB DYLAN (1975 / "don't forget that you are white")
I Shot The Sheriff-BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (1973), ERIC CLAPTON (1974)
Ich Bin Ein Auslander-POP WILL EAT ITSELF (1994)
Ideal World-THE CHRISTIANS (1987 / in my real world it matters not about the colour of your skin)
Imagine-JOHN LENNON (1971)
Juxtaposed With U-SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (2001 / you 've got to tolerate all those people that you hate, I'm not in love with you but I won't hold that against you)
Mr. Cab Driver-LENNY KRAVITZ (1989)
Original Sin-INXS (1984 / dream on white boy, dream on black girl and wake up to a brand new day to find your dreams have washed away)
People Are People-DEPECHE MODE (1984)
Racist Friend-THE SPECIALS (1983)
Say It Loud (I'm Black & I'm Proud)-JAMES BROWN (1968)
Strange Fruit-BILLIE HOLIDAY (1939), UB40 (1980)
Sun City-ARTIST UNITED AGAINST APATHEID (1985) / 23 million can't vote because they're black)
They Don't Care About Us-MICHAEL JACKSON (1995)
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang-HEAVEN 17 (1981 / evil men with racist views spreading all across the land)
What's Going On-MARVIN GAYE (1970)
Why Can't We Live Together-TIMMY THOMAS (1972), SADE (1984 / no matter what colour, you're still my brother)

also interpreted "racially":
Respect (1967, originally by Otis Redding) / Think (1968)-ARETHA FRANKLIN

The "Other Side" of racism

Dreadlock Holiday-10cc (1978)
Play That Funky Music-WILD CHERRY (1976), VANILLA ICE (1990)
White America-EMINEM (2002)


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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice dispatch and this enter helped me a lot in my college assignement. Say thank you for your information.

Anonymous said...

Garland Jeffreys' "Don't Call Me Buckwheat" and many of his other songs are also important statements about racism.

Joel said...

Christina Aguilera is not multi-racial, but rather multi-ethnic. She is the child of inter-ethnic parents. Her mother is of white European descent, while her father is white Latino.

LefterisLalos said...

As I already wrote....

It is merely a matter of ineterpretation or point of view of the one who reads the post / list.

My point is to show how the interracial descent of many artists and growing up in mixed cultures or having this genetic mixture in ones DNA, influences their music in a very special way...

Pop Legend said...

Ivana Spagna is fully italian... I don't know where this fake "german/greek" info is coming from

LefterisLalos said...

Dear friend

It is likely that you are right and I am disinformed... therefore, since I can't verify this information from a ''reliable'' source (even though i found it published in several sites), I will remove this information (for the time being...) from the list.

I must point out to you though that due the anonymity of your profile, your information is equally -if not less- trustworthy as my original source, which I obviously can't recall...

So unless you are Ivana, a relative of hers or her manager, this information is of no value to me or anyone else whatsoever.

I would like to thank you though for taking the time to contact me and share your personal opinion...

Greetings form Athens, Hellas

One World said...

Nice post. You should also add the sisters Ibeiye (black Cuban fater - French mother); Dave Gahan - Depeche Mode (Malaysian father - English mother); Lenny Kravitz (Jewish father - black Bahamian mother); Anita Dels - former 2 Unlinited (mixed Dutch - Indonesian descent)