It all began back in 1977 in Frankfurt am Main, when Michaela Rose became winner of a competition of Young Star Records. After this around her a girl band was created. It was the time when DISCO was at its peak and the so called ‚Munich Sound’ conquered the whole world. Bands such as Boney M., Dschinghis Khan, Baccara and similar that appeared on the tops of charts worldwide. The new girl band has been given the very tuneful name ARABESQUE and song recordings have been started. The first single release was “Hello Mister Monkey” that immediately jumped into the Japanese charts, national and international both. The song stood there for 38 weeks and was several weeks at the Number One Spot. They topped even Paul McCartney and have been
on the same level like ABBA these days. You can easily check this by the fact that a collector’s box has been released including all albums of ABBA and Arabesque. Meanwhile her colleagues became pregnant one by one and had to be replaced, Michaela was the only member that was in the group from the beginning until the end. But the success of this girl band was not only located in Japan: all over other Asian countries, Russia, Egypt, Latin- and South America and of course in Europe the three young Ladies became very famous.
Arabesque have been decorated several times with Golden-Record-Awards and other important distinctions (f.e. Goldene Europa). In Japan only they sold more than 14 millions of records and year by year hundreds of thousand CDs still are bought. In the middle of the 80ies the music slightly changed away from Disco sounds more into New Wave, Pop and Funk and so the band split 1985. Michaela Rose still was performing together with Jasmin in a project called Rouge. They released for example for the Japanese market an album that was sung completely in Japanese language. But Michaela was never only interested in singing. She appeared in several TV productions as an actress, was interested in esoterically science, became a Reiki Master and got enormous skills in Numerology and Tarot.
When in 2006 the demands for a comeback of Arabesque went louder and louder, a new line up was created around Michaela Rose and since then the band tours with an immense success throughout Russia and the former USSR countries. Wherever they appear, they are warmly welcomed by fans that still admire them like Superstars. They even perform for chiefs of state. They have been invited to Kazakhstan for an exclusive event and have been singing for Mr. President Nursultan Äbischuly Nasarbajew himself. Russian TV teams have been sent numerous times from Moscow to Frankfurt to shoot home
stories about the band.
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