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Tag Archives: Music

The ‘too’ good Azmis

‘Need more like you’ As I entered the big house and headed straight into the music room and into the vast inside, where we met every Wednesday evening, my ears could catch the well-known melodies of the great Chopin. I would then imagine the great European musician sitting behind the …

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Music the DJ in our DNA – Biology bound to the rhythm of life

Music has always been a part of human existence. Every recorded culture throughout the history of man has had music in one way or another. Many experts think that music is an evolved adaption. It is coded into our DNA the same way the instinct of fight or flight is. …

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Who protects the music artist? – Often hidden, seamless, and prevalent

A few months ago, a Street Music Festival was held in Kuwait that featured a great line up of musicians. I got caught up working on a soundscape installation and couldn’t make it to the event. However, reading the flyer of the event was fascinating as I realized that the organisers …

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Music legacy of Philly ‘vast’ but hard to find – Fan remembers Allman

Detroit has the Motown Museum. Mississippi has a blues trail. Memphis has Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul. But in Philadelphia — birthplace of the lush acoustic style known as The Sound of Philadelphia and the hometown of “American Bandstand” and Chubby Checker’s “Twist” — there’s …

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Qatar launches art of Nahmah Prize for Gulf singers

DOHA, April 9, (KUNA): Qatar’s Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, launched the art of Nahmah Prize on Saturday bringing together traditional singers from the Arab Gulf countries. Katara is also organizing lectures alongside qualification rounds of Nahmah singers to educate public about “this art that accompanied our forefathers in their sea …

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Cumbia music finds intl success – Diamond to celebrate career with world tour

NEW YORK, Dec 2, (Agencies): With a sparkling smile and chic, refined poise, Mariana Yegros is merging Latin America’s cumbia music with electronica and finding growing international success. La Yegros, the Argentine singer’s stage name, has been dubbed the “queen of electrocumbia.” She brings a modern, club-music edge to the …

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Passion for music, art

I remember distinctly the day when I first landed in Kuwait during the early morning hours in the month of June 1975. The day was unbearably hot and the way of life in the newly adopted country, Kuwait was so different from India. It was a culture shock. My first …

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Underwood wins big at CMT – Pop, rock stars take stage with country acts

LOS ANGELES, June 9, (AP): Tim McGraw ended Carrie Underwood’s four-year-winning streak for the top prize at the 2016 CMT Music Awards with his music video for “Humble and Kind” — which features footage provided by Oprah Winfrey — while stars from outside the country music world performed onstage, including …

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As always … music

This Ramadan, my thoughts, as always on a musical theme, are about how music can be a light and inspiration in the lives of young children.  Even very young ones, and I mean 2 or 3 years old. Talking to a particularly gifted young student about DNA and genetics, we …

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Radwimps vaccine for ‘sugar-poisoning’ – Yokohama foursome offers cure for Japan’s sugary music scene

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Dec 11, (AFP): In a Japanese music scene flooded with helium-voiced teen bands chirping about candy, fluffy bunnies and all things “kawaii” or cute, indie rockers Radwimps offer a potent vaccine for sugar-poisoning. The platinum-selling Yokohama foursome have released seven albums to date since forming at school in …

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