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06/09/2014 : Kyra finally introduced her new partner in project Pharao : a young rapper known under the stage name the Prince of Dance. See photo.
29/07/2014 : Pharao will return this autumn live on stage. Yesterday, Kyra did a photoshoot for the project. More infos (thanks to BK Duke).
09/04/2013 : Pharao's hit There Is A Star was covered by DJ Roxx in a hard trance style... (thanks to guillaume)
Pharao were one of Germany's most successful dance act. Its history begins in the end of 1993, when young producer duo, Alexander Hawking and DJ Stevie Steve (Steffen Harning), who both took taken a great interest in the ancient east and Egypt in particular, decided to found a project around it.
Their debut single, I Show You Secrets, rocketed them to the top of the German Charts within weeks. This sensational success on the disco scene took them to Number One in every Dance Chart around, earning them the title of 'Gods Of The Dance Temple' along the way. (and European sales were so good that they made the Top Ten in several other countries and Top Twenty in Music & Media's Eurochart too!)
The charismatic duo comprising of the exotic singer Kyra Pharao, and the American rapper Deon Blue, received a Gold Award to mark the phenomenal sales of their first hit. The singles There Is A Star and World of Magic also became huge successes.
Pharao was the only eurodance project to feature animals. 'Petit', a 3 meter long python, was said to be Kyra's pet. She later revealed that it actually belonged to a breeder. According to the first album booklet, th team included another python called Masiah (or Masai) and he was owned by Deon...
The same year, Pharao did a remix for Cabballero's hit Hymn. The track was released on Cabballero's remix maxi-single (Hymn - Sphinx Remix)
In November 1994, Pharao's debut album, simply entitled Pharao was released. This superb album contained 13 mysterious hits, for which the 'Gods Of The Dance Temple' seemed to have pulled every register. Each track was a combination of relentless groove and irresistible melody, and the result was a truly great modern dance album. Much of the credit went to Alexander Hawking and DJ Stevie Steve, who spent the best part of three months entombed in the crypts of their pharaonic studios before finally emerging with a definitive work. Album reached #23 on the German album chart.
Their stage appearances featured Deon (and the python wrapped around his bare chest) and Kyra and her warm, erotic voice. The team was completed by 2 female dancers Michelle and Yvonne in their gold metal outfits, a gladiator drummer Jonny who drummed the whole place into a frenzy, while belly-dancer Jasmin performed her wondrous dance. Last but not leats, the mummy (Tino) itself appeared, to be brought back to life in a final, breathtaking, Robot Dance finale.
1995 : Deon argued a lot with Kyra, escaped several times without warning, even did a live gig alone in a small discotheque in Essen ! He finally left the group for good to be replaced by Eric Martin. Born in Cardiff, Wales, Eric had Egyptians among his ancestors. 1,88 m tall, he lived in New York and was already a big name in US rap scene. He learned the new songs of the group in only 3 days, which amazed Kyra a lot.
1997 : Finally after almost two years of silence Pharao came back with a new single called Temple of Love, a great track in real Pharao style. The producers team remained the same, with Kyra alone as vocalist and without rapper. Last but not least, the snake 'Petit' was back too. On December 1st, 1997 the single Once Upon a Time was released : it was an europop song with superb vocals by Kyra.
1998 : Finally after more than 3 years since the first album was released the second album The Return was released in January 1998. It contained 14 new songs and it was a mix of europop and the already well known Pharao style. Pharao's fans will maybe miss Deon's rap... Since then, nothing has been released anymore. All that we knew about Pharao is that their are no longer under contract with Sony. Steffen Harning concentrated on his new project Milk & Sugar.
2003 : Pharao's hit There Is A Star was covered by the trance project Mysterio.
2013 : There Is A Star was covered by DJ Roxx in a hard trance style...
2014 : Pharao returned this autumn live on stage. Kyra is back, along with a new partner, a young rapper known under the stage name Prince Damien.
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The biography was last updated Sat, April 04th 2015
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