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05.03.10
World Music
by Arty
Martha Mavroidi "The garden of Rila" Martha Mavroidi, a singer and lafta player from Greece presents her debut album “The garden of Rila”. The album is a crossroad of sounds from the Balkans. Martha has written songs that blend musics, images
03.04.10
World Music
Peace Through Music When I began to write the Song Salam I was told by an ornery, cynical producer that the message was naive. I am a verbose and bookish person whose lyrics are usually critiqued as being too intellectual
01.03.10
World Music
1996 -begins as a four-member band (drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals and woodwinds); first public performance in november in Student's Culture Center (SKC) in Belgrade, Serbia.1997 -band begets its fifth member, a violinist; jams staged in various places in Belgrade
11.20.09
World Music
In one of my previous posts I wondered “Where is technology taking us these days” Naxos Music Library is one of the web-sites that makes me wonder the same thing. This library, a subscription based service, is an archive of over
11.17.09
World Music
It takes two to tango, and on December 5, the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan just may have a partner for you. Singles and couple are welcome to this event, which will begin at 8:00pm with a class, followed by the
10.18.09
World Music
It's Friday afternoon, and you are watching the clock, waiting for the official beginning to the weekend, when you can leave work behind and get a hearty helping of culture. New York City offers more than one person knows what to
10.01.09
World Music
by Troy
For those of you who have strict rules on what it means to be an artist, you may not like the following list very much. Click HERE to be re-directed. But if you are like me and are of the
09.30.09
World Music
As a young art history student a few years ago, I worried that I was living through the decline of the art world. I was so caught up in my love for long-dead artists that I couldn't notice the amazing work
09.29.09
World Music
Dancehall, as the art form is currently known, began to emerge in the 1980s. In 1985 artist Wayne Smith recorded a song, called “Under Mi Sleng Teng”, which gained immediate popularity in Jamaica. This artist was one of the first to
09.27.09
World Music
This post is part of a series we are calling “10 for 2010” in which we list 10 influential or favorite artists. This list is a personal, idiosyncratic list of 10 major musicians active in the first decade of the 21st
08.04.09
World Music
Alright Alreadies with Radio Gagarin, Shtetl Superstars Orchestra and Djanan Turan at the Notting hill Arts Club (21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ). More info on the club can be found here. Dogstar (389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London,
06.15.09
World Music
The Grove Dictionary of Music describes ethnomusicology as “[t]he study of social and cultural aspects of music and dance in local and global contexts.” This differs somewhat from musicology, which Grove defines as “the scholarly study of music.” While from these
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