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15 09, 2019

BTS, Psy, Awkwafina: 7 Asian musicians who used social media to make it

By | 2019-09-15T14:00:05+00:00 September 15th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on BTS, Psy, Awkwafina: 7 Asian musicians who used social media to make it

Mainstream media can be a harsh political arena for emerging Asian musicians, who have to contend with racial stereotyping as well as fight for precious screen time and radio play. Historically, only a handful of artists of Asian descent have made a m...

14 09, 2019

GOITSE : Úr

By | 2019-09-14T22:03:19+00:00 September 14th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on GOITSE : Úr

The highly acclaimed band Goitse have just launched their eagerly anticipated fifth studio album, Úr. In the Irish language, “úr” evokes both the ancient and the modern. In modern Irish, it means “fresh” or “new”. [...]

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13 09, 2019

Max Richter to perform 8-hour Sleep album at the Great Wall of China

By | 2019-09-13T03:00:20+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Max Richter to perform 8-hour Sleep album at the Great Wall of China

Max Richter’s 8-hour composition Sleep will be performed for the first time in Asia next month, as part of the 22nd Beijing Music Festival. Just 300 concertgoers will hear the British-German composer’s work performed overnight at the Great Wall of Chin...

11 09, 2019

Why concert tickets cost four times as much as 20 years ago, and why we’re happy to pay for them

By | 2019-09-11T18:30:04+00:00 September 11th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Why concert tickets cost four times as much as 20 years ago, and why we’re happy to pay for them

It’s not your imagination: concert ticket prices are going through the roof. And it’s not just the super wealthy who pay thousands of dollars to see the best acts from the front row. Fans of all types are paying more to see their favourite musicians.T...

10 09, 2019

Burning Man babies: meet the Nevada music and art festival’s youngest fans

By | 2019-09-10T14:00:08+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Burning Man babies: meet the Nevada music and art festival’s youngest fans

Burning Man isn’t just for models and tech CEOs. A growing minority says it’s for children, too.The Baby Burners Project has set out to prove just that. Their Instagram account – @babyburners – features the photos and stories of parents who brought the...

8 09, 2019

How Japanese ‘kawaii’ band Babymetal made metal cute, and made themselves YouTube stars

By | 2019-09-08T14:00:12+00:00 September 8th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on How Japanese ‘kawaii’ band Babymetal made metal cute, and made themselves YouTube stars

Babymetal are dark, heavy, and … undeniably cute? Those descriptors don’t seem like they would work together, but when it comes to this Japanese trio’s music, they do.The concept is kind of out there: the band is made up of three young women who dress ...

5 09, 2019

Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides

By | 2019-09-05T00:00:06+00:00 September 5th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides

An influential Taiwanese rapper has released a track in support of Hong Kong anti-government protesters, as hip hop artists from the Chinese mainland join forces to oppose the demonstrations and support the city’s embattled police force.The track, Rais...

4 09, 2019

Latest album from Super Junior heralds return of K-pop giants

By | 2019-09-04T13:45:07+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Latest album from Super Junior heralds return of K-pop giants

By Dong Sun-hwaTowering K-pop boy group Super Junior are due to release their ninth studio album on October 14.Nine members of the boy band formed in 2005 – Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryewook and Kyuhyun – have reporte...

2 09, 2019

Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub Karachi, where violent past has given way to underground rap culture

By | 2019-09-02T17:00:10+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Pakistan’s surprise hip-hop hub Karachi, where violent past has given way to underground rap culture

Haunted by gang violence and poverty for decades, Lyari was once considered one of Pakistan’s most dangerous areas, but those grim realities also inspired a generation of artists and spawned a burgeoning hip-hop scene.With its proximity to the sea and ...

2 09, 2019

K-pop hopefuls from Brazil forced into prostitution in South Korea, police announce

By | 2019-09-02T14:00:14+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|Music|Comments Off on K-pop hopefuls from Brazil forced into prostitution in South Korea, police announce

A group of Brazilian women who came to South Korea with dreams of becoming K-pop stars were instead forced into prostitution, according to police.Police in Goyang city, in northern Gyeonggi province, confirmed on Sunday that five Korean men had been ar...