Friday, February 25, 2011
I'd never heard of the group Via Gra before, so I looked them up.
Nu Virgos is the name used to promote the group VIA Gra ... outside of Russia, Ukraine and other nearby countries. The name VIA Gra is both a reference to the drug Viagra and a play on words, since the first three letters stand for "vocal-instrumental ensemble" in Ukrainian, and "gra" means "game" (or "play") in Ukrainian. VIA Gra is a Ukrainian/Russian girl group that hit the charts in these countries in September 2000 with their first single "Popytka No. 5." Their first success outside the Russian language area was in May 2004 with the single "Stop! Stop! Stop!", an English version of their 2002 Russian song. [minor edits, links removed]The group has a rather limited discography and lots of turnover, so it'll be interesting to see what their other work sounds like the next time I'm in the mood for some background music while I'm working. In any event, this was a nice change of pace from my usual listening habits, much like the Gregorian chant I blogged about the last time I found myself unexpectedly busy on a Friday morning.