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Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music

Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music

Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. Before the singer-songwriter Sinn Sisamouth disappeared, he had become a fixture on radio programs and in nightclubs …

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Mas Aya’s Music Holds Quiet Rebellions

Mas Aya’s Music Holds Quiet Rebellions

Mas Aya’s Music Holds Quiet Rebellions Mas Aya’s Music Holds Quiet Rebellions Brandon Valdivia’s “Momento Presente” is like a summons. On the arresting track from his September album, “Máscaras,” an offbeat, not-quite-footwork rhythm thumps under the swirls of a tin whistle. A bell chimes, and before long, the godlike voice of an elder intones a call to action. “Right now, …

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Face the music: Did Europe really lend an ear to Black composers?

Face the music: Did Europe really lend an ear to Black composers? Face the music: Did Europe really lend an ear to Black composers? In early September 1945, amid the rubble of a bombed-out Berlin, the Afro-Caribbean conductor Rudolph Dunbar stepped onto a podium and bowed to an enthusiastic audience of German citizens and American military personnel. The orchestra had …

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‘I’m still traumatised’: UK music industry blighted by sexual harassment and abuse, report finds

‘I’m still traumatised’: UK music industry blighted by sexual harassment and abuse, report finds ‘I’m still traumatised’: UK music industry blighted by sexual harassment and abuse, report finds A damning new report has highlighted the ongoing prevalence of sexual harassment and abuse in the music industry, as the UK begins to see the return of live music. The Musician’s Union …

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ABBA announce album Voyage and release first new music in 40 years

ABBA announce album Voyage and release first new music in 40 years

ABBA announce album Voyage and release first new music in 40 years ABBA announce album Voyage and release first new music in 40 years Swedish pop icons ABBA have announced their long-anticipated reunion today (September 2), after almost 40 years apart. Following the announcement this evening in London, the group – made up of Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad, Agnetha …

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Tom Morello writes open letter asking for help evacuating music students out of Afghanistan

Tom Morello writes open letter asking for help evacuating music students out of Afghanistan Tom Morello writes open letter asking for help evacuating music students out of Afghanistan Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has penned an open letter seeking help in evacuating a group of young women out of Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The letter …

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A Composer Shows the Way to Give Classical Music Swing

A Composer Shows the Way to Give Classical Music Swing

A Composer Shows the Way to Give Classical Music Swing A Composer Shows the Way to Give Classical Music Swing Back in 1936, savvy listeners may have sensed that the novelty tune “Rhythm Saved the World” wasn’t only about its nominal subject: the drummer boys who motivated Revolutionary War soldiers at the Battle of Bunker Hill. No, as played by …

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R. Murray Schafer, Composer Who Heard Nature’s Music, Dies at 88

R. Murray Schafer, Composer Who Heard Nature’s Music, Dies at 88

R. Murray Schafer, Composer Who Heard Nature’s Music, Dies at 88 R. Murray Schafer, Composer Who Heard Nature’s Music, Dies at 88 On his return to Toronto, Mr. Schafer in 1962 co-founded the innovative concert series Ten Centuries, which presented new and rarely heard music. As his career picked up, he answered requests for new works with irreverence, composing “Son …

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The Struggle to Save a House of Music, and Its Legacy

The Struggle to Save a House of Music, and Its Legacy

The Struggle to Save a House of Music, and Its Legacy The Struggle to Save a House of Music, and Its Legacy TANGIER, Morocco — For more than a half-century, a Moorish-style house in the old city of Tangier considered one of Morocco’s cultural gems drew musicians and other artists from around the world seeking to learn about the Sufi …

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Peter Rehberg, a Force in Underground Music, Dies at 53

Peter Rehberg, a Force in Underground Music, Dies at 53

Peter Rehberg, a Force in Underground Music, Dies at 53 Peter Rehberg, a Force in Underground Music, Dies at 53 It was 1997, and Peter Rehberg and two collaborators had booked a tour of jazz and rock clubs, places that had probably seen their share of experimentation. The people who came to the shows, though, weren’t prepared for what the …

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