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SKY IN THE ROOM – Gino Paoli, a long love’s history

He was born in Monfalcone, little town near Trieste in 1934, but everyone believes that Gino Paoli was born in Genoa (and in a sense it is like that) because he has written beautiful music pages about this town. http://www.ginopaoli.it/Home/ In Genoa, he worked as a porter and painter, but he had also started singing in town. His first success ...

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SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW – The story of a musical song by Gotye, the songwriter who loves Depeche Mode and Kate Bush

His distinctive voice is similar to the one of Sting. As a solo singer, he has released several albums, winning five ARIA Music Awards and received a nomination for Best Artist for Asia and the Pacific at the MTV Europe Music Awards. His name is Wouter Wally De Backer, but everyone knows him with his artistic name: Gotye. This native ...

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THE MAN KNOWING WIND’S SILLABES

That Chilean songwriter was born in San Ignacio (Chilean province of Ñuble, Bío Bío Region) on a day at the end of September 1932. Luís Sepúlveda was his friend, and about him he said: “Sometimes when your voice fills my room or when I clean up old records, one of my children asks who sings, and the answer is always ...

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FACUNDO CABRAL AND HIS DIARY OF WANDERER – “Violently pacifist” and a “first-class homeless person”

This famous Argentine songwriter was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires) in 1937. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD3G6eM3tPI He did not have an easy childhood. His father left home before he was born. First years led his mother and brothers to Berisso. Facundo Cabral was already an alcoholic at the age of nine, but the destiny gave him chance to reform. At the age ...

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ELIS REGINA, BRAZILIAN POP AND JAZZ SINGER – Her death, at the age of 36, shocked Brazil

Echeverria was seven years old, when her mother brought her to sing in a radio program. That little girl, who became famous singer with the name Elis Regina was born in Porto Alegre in January, 1945. For her, singing was like a priesthood. In 1965, she was the guest of “O thin bossa” (a musical TV show), becoming the best ...

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CANADIAN SOUNDS – The diverse influences, which have shaped the music

Canada has been inhabited by Aboriginal people from variety of different cultures, where each of the aboriginal communities had their own musical traditions. Canada’s music industry is the sixth largest in the world, producing many internationally renowned artists, but the music of Canada gives you the diverse influences, as have shaped this country with the contribute of Aboriginals, the Irish, ...

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THE LONG JOURNEY OF THE JAPANESE MUSIC – Starting from shōmyō and gagaku, coming to Extreme metal and Game music

Japanese idol musical artists are significant part of the music market (girl groups and boy bands regularly topping the singles chart). Japan has the sixth-largest population in the world and its music industry generates billions of dollars worldwide every year. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/satsuma-domain-japan-kagoshima-landscapes/ The first Fuji Rock Festival opened door to huge rock music celebration in 1997. Rising Sun Rock Festival, opened ...

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IRANIAN SOUNDS

In addition to preserve the so-called traditional Persian music, the music of Iran has developed a new music in genres (pop and rock, metal, hip hop and electronica) https://www.bia2.com/music/, but as proven by archaeological studies, the music of these lands has prehistoric origins. The Iranian music style has influenced the musicality Caucasian Central Asia. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/iranian-inner-landscapes/ The classical Persian music was ...

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MUSICAL PERCUSSIONS IN KERALA

If you want to spent an inspiring journey in Kerala (South India), you need to have the opportunity of listening some finest musicians. You will know new musical journeys on some of the drums, they have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_UYVXkbho When you arrive in Kerala, you can attend some of daily concerts, which are consistently of a high standard with different and contrasting ...

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FESTIVALS IN THE DORDOGNE, FRANCE – Spring time in the Bastides

Culture and eclecticism is what characterizes the festive offers found in Dordogne. With over 30 festivals throughout the year it offers a wide range of events to be discovered. As soon as the weather permits, start events including classical and traditional music, rock, jazz, theater, exhibitions, readings and animate lectures in the smallest villages. From April to June, you can ...

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