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The poignant meaning behind Amor Eterno lyrics
Begin the Beguine: discovering origin and meaning
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Joseph Tawadros was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1983 and moved to Australia three years later. Several members of his family...
Instrumental simplicity of the quiet piano drama Breathe In
In the intimate story of a foreign exchange student who causes a deep and devastating rift in a close-knit upstate New...
North Indian classics introduced into Californian underground thanks to Terry Riley
Minimalist pioneer Terry Riley remains among the most revolutionary composers of the post-war era. Famed for his...
Preserved tradition in the modern aesthetics of The Breadwinner score
The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey, is an animated drama film based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel that...
Electronic jazz achieves ambiance with exotic Swiss-made drum
The Portico Quartet is a contemporary jazz and ethnic fusion ensemble from South London. The band is known for their use...
Fresh take on the The Isle of Man folk tradition
The Isle of Man, or Mann, is an island in the Irish Sea which small but proud nation can boast a vast cultural heritage...
Sicario's desert pulsates in Jóhannsson's score
Sicario tells the story of an idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) who is enlisted by a government official to...
Scottish fiddle tradition elevated by guitar ornamentation
Duncan Chisholm is a contemporary Scottish fiddle composer whose interpretations of traditional Highland music are...
Ursula Le Guin as told through English alt-folk
Alt-folk band This Is the Kit is a project started by the British musician Kate Sables that comes to life through...
Vintage synthesizers alleviate the Blade Runner sequel
Blade Runner 2049 is the long-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 iconic film which defined a whole generation of...
Star Wars meets Baroque classics
The long-spanning Star Wars saga is embedded into our consciousness not only with its visual motifs but also its iconic...
Classical flamenco duo rising from Mexican heavy metal band
Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela plays unique instrumental blend of flamenco, jazz, and...
[H]ouse playlist is a remedy for everyone
American medical drama House, M.D. is not just an excellent guide to understanding actual diseases, but it also contains...
Classical cello tribute to Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry
Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of today’s most exciting young cellists. His 2018 debut album Inspiration featured the...
New pragmatic Bond score by Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman, having never written a proper action score before Skyfall, succeeded in updating Bond's aesthetic with a...
Massive Attack to record anniversary album on genetic code
Massive Attack is known for their innovative approach to producing and promoting music, and even their modern classic...
The classic Morricone flavor in Tarantino's spaghetti western
The soundtrack for Django Unchained contains both original and existing works, featuring songs Quentin Tarantino...
Four continents come together for Manu Chao's Clandestino
In Latin America and Europe, this guy is virtually an icon who seems to have taken the role of Bob Marley. Manu Chao is...
Atmospheric collaboration of medieval and modern underground on Only Lovers Left Alive
For his post-modern tale of vampires trying to find purpose in their immortal lives, Jim Jarmusch employs his own group...
Ellington's classic song established swing as a jazz form
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills,...
You can't stay still when you hear the reel
The Shetland islands, located between Norway and Scotland, has always had their folk music at the crossroads of two...
World musicians Kronos Quartet destroy the shackles of genre
Since its founding in '70s, the Kronos Quartet has become the foremost herald of chamber music, successful at breaking...
The Shape of Water bringing Alexandre Desplat his second Oscar trophy
Romantic fantasy film looks at the relationship between a mute woman who works at a government survey facility in...
Modern jazz meets traditional Korean music in Park Jiha's Communion
Both somehow minimalist and carrying the richness of jazz improvisation, Park Jiha's debut album Communion borders on...
Stephen Hawking's message immortalized through the sound of modern pop culture
Great late Stephen Hawking is known for his extensive work in the fields of quantum physics, focusing on general and...
Stylistic diversity of acoustic guitar duo Oka Vanga
Oka Vanga—a play on the name ‘Okavango’, a river delta in Botswana—is the band name for South African born Angela Meyer...
The Unthanks: keeping with the modern spirit of the English folk song
The Unthanks is an English group known for their eclectic approach in combining traditional Northumbrian folk with other...
Man of Constant Sorrow revived in the Coen brothers' classic
Man of Constant Sorrow is a traditional American folk song first published by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler...
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