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the Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and daughter of Ea
in continuous use since the 19th century.
The Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and daughter of Ea.
Origin: Borrowed into English in the nineteenth century, mostly from Нина: a full formal name of a Georgian fourth century saint, also known as Nino, of obscure origin and meaning, possibly connected with the Assyrian king Ninus; and from : a short form of diminutives like Annina from Anna and Giovannina from Giovanna.
NiNa are a six-piece group formed in 1999 containing Kate Pierson, bassist Mick Karn, vocalist Yuki Isoya, Takemi Shima and Masahide Sakuma both of The Plastics, and Steven Wolf, the session drummer. Masahide composed most of the music with input from Pierson and Yuki who also wrote the lyrics. From the 30-second opening track, which starts with ominous techno music and ends with Yuki and Pierson exclaiming "Hello everybody nice to meet you we're NiNa," the band's eponymous and only album is very diverse. The distinctive album contains a wide variety of music from straight forward ballads to electronica. Credited as a "conceptual and visual agent provocateur," Shima appears to have played a Brian Eno-like role on the recording. The album and two singles which preceded it were all hits in Japan but are mostly unknown in other parts of the world with the exceptions of avid B-52s/Kate Pierson fans.
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