Measha Brueggergosman

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Measha Brueggergosman (born Measha Gosman; June 28, 1977) is a Canadian soprano who performs both as an opera singer and concert artist. She has performed internationally and won numerous awards. Her recordings of both classical and popular music have also received awards.

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In 2007, Brueggergosman discovered her family’s deep history in Canada and the United States. Her paternal 4xgreat-grandparents were John Gosman and his wife Rose, African Americans who each escaped from slavery in New England colonies during the American Revolution by going to British lines. John was from Connecticut and Rose from Rhode Island. They probably met in New York City, then occupied by the British. The British gave freedom to American slaves who left rebel slaveholders and sought refuge with them. Tens of thousands of slaves, mostly in the South, took advantage of the war’s chaos to escape, so many that the plantations were disrupted in South Carolina and Virginia, especially.

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After the war, the British arranged transport to Nova Scotia for nearly 3500 Black Loyalists from the former Thirteen Colonies. John and Rose Gosman and their five-month-old daughter Fanny, born free in British lines, were recorded in the British embarkation record known as the Book of Negroes. They had passage in 1783 on one of the last ships to leave New York for Nova Scotia. Measha’s 4xgreat-grandparents first lived in Shelburne, but later settled in Fredericton. Brueggergosman learned of her African-American roots on Who Do You Think You Are, a British-based program bought by the CBC. According to Y-DNA genetic testing of her brother, it is likely their direct-line paternal African ancestors came from the Bassa people of Cameroon.

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Suffering a heart condition in June 2009, Brueggergosman took some time off to recover from open heart surgery. She returned to the stage in September 2009 for a performance at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2007, Brueggergosman became the Goodwill Ambassador for the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF), a charity working for Better Health in Africa. In June of that year she travelled to the war-affected village of Patongo in East Africa to share her voice as a form of musical therapy for children. Brueggergosman described herself after the trip as “never the same” and continues her work with AMREF today.
In 2012 Brueggergosman was a judge on the short-lived Canadian reality show Canada’s Got Talent. The show was subsequently cancelled after one season.

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In 2005, Brueggergosman was a soloist in recording William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, which won three Grammy awards, including Best Classical Album.
In July 2007 she was a new performer at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, singing in the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ medley and closing the show with “Ave Maria”.
She has also performed in the United States, for instance in the fall of 2009 with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, in their performance of Michael Tippett’s oratorio A Child of Our Time.

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She performed the Olympic Hymn at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games. During NBC’s broadcast of the opening ceremony, Bob Costas remarked to Matt Lauer, co-host of Today, as the two hosted it about Brueggergosman’s performance of the Olympic Hymn: “That’s a hymn for you, right there,” and laughed. She performed an arrangement of the English sung version of the hymn in English and French to reflect Canada’s official languages.

Zuri is African female name means Beautiful

Zuri is African female name means Beautiful

Zuri is African female name means Beautiful

Local Origin of Name: African
From the Swahili name Zuri
     Meaning:   ‘Beautiful’   
Emotional Spectrum .A human dynamo of emotions!
Personal Integrity  .Her honor is her best attribute.
Personality .Nice to all great and small.
Relationships .New friends are Silver, but old friends are Gold.
Travel & Leisure .A trip of a lifetime is in her future.
Career & Money .A career in television would suit Zuri.
Life’ s Opportunities .A down-to-earth attitude will serve her well.
Zuri’s Lucky Numbers:    3 .46 .10 .49 .12 .15
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Zakiya name means pure and clear

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Zakiya

Unisex Name

Local Origin of Name: Hebrew

From the name Zakiya

Meaning: Pure, Clear, Bright

Emotional Spectrum . Can only be pushed so far…
Personal Integrity . Her personal ethics are uncompromised!
Personality . Glows with enthusiasm.
Relationships . Slow to make new friends, Zakiya values her old acquaintances.
Travel & Leisure . A fondness for the ocean will emerge.
Career & Money . Not one to stay home, Zakiya will discover world travel.
Life’s Opportunities . Only she holds the key to her happiness.
Zakiya’s Lucky Numbers: 45 . 32 . 19 . 18 . 7 . 15

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Yanichel name means gift of God

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Yanichel name means gift of God

Local Origin of Name: Hebrew
From the name Yanichel

Meaning: Gift of God

Emotional Spectrum • Everyone loves to love Yanichel.
Personal Integrity • Her personal ethics are uncompromised!
Personality • It is better to have tried and failed, than never to have tried.
Relationships • Many people will find her their best friend.
Travel & Leisure • A quiet evening at home is her idea of relaxation.
Career & Money • She is known for her communication skills – a natural leader.
Life’s Opportunities • Early childhood opportunities in education will benefit her.
Yanichel’s Lucky Numbers: 19 • 25 • 38 • 20 • 41 • 10

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Layla name means born at night

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Layla
Local Origin of Name: English
From the Arabic name Leila

Meaning: ‘Dark as night’ or ‘born at night’

Emotional Spectrum . Doesn’t hide emotions well.
Personal Integrity . Friends know that Layla can be trusted.
Personality . Born to serve, you will find Layla active in the community.
Relationships . Makes friends easily, but keeps her eyes open!
Travel & Leisure . Would enjoy train travel, but her impatience needs the airplane!
Career & Money . While there may be obstacles, Layla will overcome!
Life’s Opportunities . A mentor in the early years will help her achieve success.
Layla’s Lucky Numbers: 30 . 18 . 28 . 36 . 23 . 12

Kayin Name means celebrated

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Local Origin of Name: Nigerian
From the Nigerian name Kayin

Meaning: ‘Celebrated’ or Long Awaited Child

Emotional Spectrum . You wouldn’t want to be on the bad side of Kayin.
Personal Integrity . The makeup of her is moral greatness!
Personality . Takes life slow and easy, but enjoys every minute.
Relationships . It may take some time to get to know Kayin.
Travel & Leisure . While work is important to her, quiet time also has its place.
Career & Money . With the right help, she will choose the best career.
Life’s Opportunities . Destined for greatness, nothing can hold back this gifted person.

Kayin’s Lucky Numbers: 5 . 29 . 46 . 7 . 23 . 22

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Mhina is African unisex name means delightful

Mhina is African unisex name means delightful

Mhina is African unisex name means delightful

Mhina Unisex Name and Last Name Local Origin of Name: African From the name Mhina Meaning: Delightful Emotional Spectrum • A sensible person with sensible emotions. Personal Integrity • In a world of deceit, Mhina stands for truth and integrity. Personality • Deeply religious, Mhina’s faith will be his cornerstone. Relationships • If people were more like Mhina, friends would come easily. Travel & Leisure • Summer sports are attractive to Mhina. Career & Money • Books hold the key to his career. Life’s Opportunities • He must guard against deals that appear too-good-to-be-true Mhina’s Lucky Numbers: 1 • 9 • 43 • 35 • 6 • 19

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Branson

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Local Origin of Name: English
From the name Branson`

Meaning: Son of Brando

Emotional Spectrum • He can put on a good show and rise to the occasion.
Personal Integrity • Friends know Branson as a trusted acquaintance.
Personality • Modern Maverick.
Relationships • The life of the party, Branson feels comfortable in the spotlight.
Travel & Leisure • Always on the go, Branson takes life in the fast lane.
Career & Money • Branson knows how to balance career and family.
Life’s Opportunities • A combination of education and planning will serve him well.
Branson’s Lucky Numbers: 37 • 8 • 30 • 15 • 34 • 41

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Maliha name means beautiful

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Maliha name means beautiful

Local Origin of Name: Arabic

From the name Maliha

       Meaning:   Beautiful

Emotional Spectrum.. Even on a winter day, she shines through!

Personal Integrity . She has a reverence for truth.

Personality.. Good nature and good sense are usually companions.

Relationships.. Probably gives more in a relationship than she receives.

Travel & Leisure. Adventuresome in spirit, always on the move.

Career & Money. An education is Maliha’s most valuable asset.

Life’s Opportunities.. Destined for greatness, nothing  can hold back this gifted  person.

Maliha’s Lucky Numbers:    38. 11. 1. 6. 43. 21

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Telema name means will

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Telema name means will

Local Origin of Name: Spanish
From the name Telema

Meaning: Will

Emotional Spectrum . A smile gives you more face value.
Personal Integrity . Friends know that Telema will never talk behind their back.
Personality . Nothing is rarer than a good nature.
Relationships . Friends have often told her how much they like her.
Travel & Leisure . A unique hobby will occupy her time.
Career & Money . A born politician, a career in public service awaits!
Life’s Opportunities . Not a wheeler-dealer, Telema examines business deals carefully.
Telema’s Lucky Numbers: 24 . 46 . 18 . 11 . 47 . 4

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