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10A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 16, 2001


Dutch rapper Cilvaringz:

the next star of W

By Matt Raeburn
For the Daily
A new European hip-hop artist is
about to become a star. Emerging out
of Holland he is presently recording
his debut album. Cilvaringz is a
Dutch rapper who with persistence
and perseverance found an ear to lis-
ten to his demo. His story begins as
most do with a dream of making it
big doing something you love.
Cilvaringz was born Tarik
Azzougarh in 1979 in Dordrecht
Holland. His career began at the ripe
age of five when he learned to break
dance. He first decided to pursue a
career in rapping in 1991-1992 when
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg released
new albums. In 1993 Wu-Tang
released their debut album and his
attraction to them was "love at first
sight." Later that year he met rapper
Moongod Allah and they formed Pat-
T-Rex. They gained local fame but
Cilvaringz dreamed of more. He col-
lected everything Wu-Tang released
and tried to contact them several
times to no avail. Somewhere along
the way Tarik became Cilvaringz in
honor of Wu-Tang clan's resident
producer, RZA's five rings.
Years went by and Cilvaringz con-
tinued to perform on stage and make
a name for himself in Europe. His
breakthrough came in '97 when Wu
was scheduled to take the stage at
the Melkweg in Amsterdam. At one
point in the show RZA invited
emcees from the crowd to come up
and freestyle. Cilvaringz pushed his
way to the front and grabbed the mic
from Method Man's hand. After
twenty-four bars he left the entire
stage speechless. To his amazement,
RZA asked him to hang around so

they could talk after the show. But it
was not to be when a security guard
threw him off the stage and back into
his old life.
The setback did not deter
Cilvaringz from continuing his
dream of joining Wu-Tang. He trav-
eled to New York to find RZA but
had no success. He could only leave
his demo for him at Wu-Wear.
Although on that same trip he met
the key to his future, RZA's sister
Sophia Diggs. Cilvaringz kept in
contact with Sophia and in February
'99 he flew back to New York for
one last chance at Wu stardom. He
stood outside RZA's office for six
hours waiting for him to leave.
Sophia just happened to walk by and
recognized her long distance friend.
She asked him upstairs to her office
and they listened to Cilvaringz's
demo tape. The tape was such a hit
in the office, Sophia telephoned
incarcerated Ghostf4ce Killah to
hear and she also called her brother
RZA in to listen. Two hours later,
Cilvaringz signed with Wu-Tang
Now Cilvaringz is living his
dream of being a recording artist
under Wu-Tang. He is currently
recording in both New York and
Paris. Unlike most rap artists, he
prefers to perform with a live band.
Personally he works on a piano pro-
ducing many of his own songs. He
was some experience on the bass-
guitar and wants to learn the violin
and harp.
The public's first taste of
Cilvaringz will be in May when
French rapper Doc Gyneco releases
his new album. Cilvaringz appears
as a guest artist on the song
"Cousins" with RZA. He can also be

heard on the upcoming album from
RZA titled, Bobby's Digital II in
July. Cilvaringz will also appear on
Wu's new album The Flood and
accompany them on their promo-
tional European tour in September.
His debut album, tentatively titled
Killa B-Ching, is set to come out
this fall. Cilvaringz says his main
goal for this album is to appeal to
the die-hard fans "because a lot of
Wu-fans feel abandoned." The
album is divided into two specific
parts. The first called the "Shaolin
School," means the art of dart
throwing. The second is titled the
"Allah School," meaning wisdom,
knowledge and understanding. Each
name has special meaning for him.
Cilvaringz said it was hard to pick
which track was his favorite. The
song about his struggle to make it
into Wu after five years as a
European artist has a special place
in his heart. He listens to that track
titled, "The Epic of Bitter Triumph"
everyday. Another reason why he
loves this song is because 4th
Disciple produced it. He also says
that "The Saga Begins" goes back to
the "old gritty Wu-Tang music," and
that is the essence of his style.
Highlights of the album will be the
strong baseline rhythms and the jam-
ming instrumental solos that com-
plement the messages of each track
well. Blue Raspberry also adds some
sweet backup vocals to various
songs. Other featured guests on the
album so far will be RZA, Beretta 9,
Shabazz the Disciple and 60 Second
Assassin from Sunz of Man.
A special track that has more
depth in meaning is "War & Peace."
This one features Remedy. The sig-
nificance lies in the fact that

Dance co.
leaps into
Ann Arbor
By CharitAtchison
Daily Arts Wie


Soon-to-be rap sensation Cilvaringz asks, "How YOU doin'?"

Cilvaringz is of Arab descent and
Remedy is Jewish. The two rap
about the situation in Jerusalem and
appeal to both sides of the issue to
make peace not war. They would
like to have an impact and show that
both Arabs and Jews can live togeth-
er peacefully.
Surprisingly Cilvaringz does not
listen to an intense amount of hip-
hop. His eclectic collection includes
Hindi music, Irish folklore, Marilyn
Manson and Madonna. One of his
favorite artists is Detroit's own
Eminem. He says that, "people have
to learn how to appreciate his word-
play. They way he plays with words
and talks about different topics is
If Cilvaringz had to pick just one
favorite he would have to choose
Shabazz The Disciple and was so

psyched about having him appear on
a few tracks.
As for other upcoming projects,
Cilvaringz is just concentrating on
releasing his album. He did offer up
other artists he would enjoy collabo-
rating with including Rockbitch, Dr.
Dre, The Prodigy (techno group
from England), Aaliyah and Michael
Jackson. Jackson may seem a stretch
right now but Cilvaringz keeps him
on the list because he's "the man
that made me appreciate music."
Right now the future looks bright
for this rising star. This fall Killa B-
Ching will hit the charts and make
Cilvaringz the next superstar of Wu-
Tang. Whether in Europe or the
United States this newcomer to will
bring back Wu's roots and help lead
the way down roads yet to be discov-
ered in the world of hip-hop.

"It's a thrill," said Mark Morris of
choreographing. And it should be.
Morris's company has been in
existence since 1980, which is fan-
tastic for a dance; company.
Currently they are building a perma-
nent home. All of the space is being
desgned espe-
cially for the
Mark Morris
Dauice Group.
Mark Thq permanent
hore is wel-
cone relief, as
Dance the company
Group wil not have to
PowerCente a n g e
Power Center rehearsal sites.
April20-21 at8 p.m MMDG is a
company of
dacers which
has; gained a
grqat deal of
fane. Traveling
all over the world, MMDG has been
in residence in Belgiu, as well as
taken the stage all over, the U.S. and
Europe. The company' was formed
when Morris decided ie wanted to
put on dances the way he wanted
them. For Morris it cr ates the per-
fect situation; his i eas can be
danced by dancers of his choice.
Morris sees the fact that the compa-
ny has survived for 20 years as a
Morris's training was not strictly
modern. Because he vas trained in a
variety of forms, Morris feels that
breadth gives him more options to
choose from as a choeographer. He
has choreographed for major ballet
companies, such as American Ballet
Theater and San Francisco Ballet.
However, the work he does for ballet
companies is not performed by the
MMDG dancers, and choreography
created for the MMDG dancers is
not danced by ballet companies.
Morris says of his process,"I only
choreograph because of music. I
study the piece and dance comes
from it." All of his recitals are now
performed to live music. Local
musicians will perfprm the scores
for the dancers. The idea of having
live music enhances each perfor-
"Dancing Honeymoon" and
"Gloria" will be performed both
nights during MMDG's Ann Arbor
visit. "Dancing Honeymoon was
first choreographed in 1998 to
recording medleys of Gertrude
Lawrence and Jack Buchanan, but is
now performed live. It is a dance for
seven, making it fun. "Gloria" was
first added to the MMDG repertoire
in 1981 and revised in 1984. It is the
oldest work that is performed by the
company. It is set to baroque music
by Antonio Vivaldi, which will be
performed by a locl orchestra. The
dance for ten dancers blends joy
with misery, and ecstasy with pain.
In addition to "Dancing
Honeymoon" and "Gloria," audi-
ences will have a chance to see
"Lucky Charms" and "Beautiful
Day" on Friday, and "Sang-Froid"
and "Silhouettes" on Saturday.
"Lucky Charms" can be read as a
humorous reflection of American
culture. While the majority of his
work has been choreographed to
baroque and classical music, a vari-
ety of music inspires Morris. In each
performance, the dancers strive to
maintain a balance and variety.
Morris is not out to teach anyone
a lesson through his choreography.
Not everyone will have the same
opinion walking away from a perfor-
mance, and Morrisdoes not object
to the idea. Morris said, "Ideally I
have a bit of say, but everyone gets
his or her own impression."


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