International Music Star Alexa Releases Single "Beijing" to Protest Olympics

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Coinciding with the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics, New York City based Musician Alexa announced the release today of her new single "Beijing"in protest of the current regime in China and its human rights violations. The single is from her forthcoming CD "Lovely."

In a sense I'm joining the famous 'Tank Man' who protested the regime years ago. I'm hoping others will join me.

New York City based Musician Alexa announced the release today of her new single "Beijing". The single is from her forthcoming CD "Lovely."

Coinciding with the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympics, singer/songwriter Alexa says the song, "is a commentary on the rapid pace of globalization where one can be at any point in the world and receive news and information from anywhere else in the world. In that sense we are all, as the song says, 'Just outside of Beijing'. Ironically, we have probably received more information about the Tiananmen Square Massacre and other atrocities committed by the government in Beijing than the citizens of China."

"The beating of foreign journalists at the current Olympics and the last minute visa cancellation for a 2006 United States Olympian are just two more examples of what the regime in Beijing is capable of," says Alexa. "The release of this single is meant as a protest against their policies and actions."

Inspiration for her song "Beijing" included the events of Tiananmen Square and a BBC story she heard on WNYC radio about the incredibly high taxation of dog owners and the subsequent killings of dogs in Beijing. About the inspiration for the song Alexa says, "In a sense I'm joining the famous 'Tank Man' who protested the regime years ago. I'm hoping others will join me."

A 30 second "bumper" version of the song is available as a free music download as a free mp3 at:

http://www.myspace.com/alexakhan

The full version is available for downloading at:

http://amiestreet.com/artist/alexa/

Alexa is available for interviews or commentary. Contact: lexakhan "at" aol.com

About Alexa:
Alexa is a graduate of the Juilliard School in Piano and Composition and is active in both pop and classical music. She was featured singing "Scarlet Rose" on CBS television's "Cold Case". She was hired to sing backup for a television special featuring Sting. She has also performed with Roberta Flack at the Blue Note jazz venue in New York City. In the classical music world, her performance of Debussy's "Footsteps In The Snow" was featured in the film version of Truman Copote's "Other Voices Other Rooms". She was commissioned to write a major work entitled "The Women of Don Quixote" to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Cervantes writing of the novel. That piece recently premiered in Granada, Spain. She is currently writing and performing music in New York City.

For Immediate Release Contact:
Alexa
1-212-595-5319
1-217-722-1127
lexakhan"at"aol.com

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