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ENGLISH FEMALE MUSIC SCENE

Shirley Collins is folk singer, contributor to the English Folk Revival of the 1960s and 1970s. She (and her older sister, Dolly) grew up in a family, which kept alive a great love of traditional song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX_lIfH6hgI She likes music fairly simple, which allows you to think about the song, rather than telling you what to think. Her 1969 album ...

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LISTENING FAMOUS CHINESE SINGERS

The older generation of Chinese people from the Mao era, listen to old traditional songs like like opera, instrumental music, but Chinese music is influenced by many factors (from the Cultural Revolution to current day music genres). Also songs from the 1980’s (when Chinese rock was first introduced to China), is still trending today in addition to current pop. The ...

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AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Brightest stars of history and those of 2017

http://www.ville-ge.ch/meg/musinfo_ph.php?what=pays=Australie&debut=0&bool=AND The distinctive themes of Australia’s bush music can be traced to the songs sung by the convicts who were sent to Australia during the early period of the British colonisation, but the music of Australia has an extensive history. Indigenous Australian music is a part of the unique heritage of history, which produced the iconic didgeridoo. Contemporary fusions of ...

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LATENT MUSICAL TALENTS EMERGED IN ICELAND

Instrumental music (in the usual sense of that term) didn’t exist. Due to Iceland’s isolation centuries of musical development (on the European continent), had gone unnoticed. When the new music found its way to Iceland, the population proved to be more receptive. Latent creative talents soon emerged. In the 1980’s, Icelandic music was on the world music map with the emergence of ...

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IN THE HIDDEN CHANNELS OF THE MIND – The musical surrealism

The surrealist aesthetic, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYxWRXIbWoU according to the flow of the unconscious, is based on the juxtaposition of meanings. The musical surrealism expresses psychic automatism, to express in any way vthe actual functioning of thought, outside of any aesthetic and moral. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8hYLUAfGc The surrealistic events, including the critical rationality and the conscious liberation of the unconscious imaginative potentials, in order to achieve ...

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INDIAN CLASSICAL AND FOLK DANCES

Dance and song, features heavily in Indian cinema (so-called “Bollywood” films). Folk dances and plays in India, retain significance in rural areas, as the expression of the daily work and rituals of village communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsfi_DyUlj8 The origins of dance in India, go back into the ancient times. The Vedas integrate rituals with performance arts, where not only praises to gods ...

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FROM THE CAMERATA FIORENTINA, TO THE LYRIC OPERA – Florence and its musical nuances

The Florentines are many music venues: Teatro Comunale and Teatro Verdi, Teatro della Pergola (which organizes concerts of classical music), the Nelson Mandela Forum (venue for concerts, particularly rock music), Saschall (Theatre-former tent), which hosts concerts of pop and rock. Not to forget, the Parco della Musica (which from 2014 hosts the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) http://www.operadifirenze.it/stagione/80-mmf-2/ During the mid-twentieth century, ...

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I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

By the soundtrack by the Lolita’s film, “I’m in the mood for love”, an song written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, performed by Vera Lynn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGj9GhjZhSE, other versions are those of Rod Stewart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXk4QWg4aI4, Louis Armostrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri2CkhAKW1E and Barbra Streisand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLtIP63KXv0: I’m in the mood for love simply because you’re near me. Funny, but when you’re near me I’m ...

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WHEN MUSIC CAN TELL

The lyrics of this song is about unrequited love, tells you about the loss of a loved one. The element is predominant throughout the song, which is dotted with thematically related words (shore and depths, the ocean and the waves, currents and sand). Having recalled moments of harmony (metaphorically swimming lived together in the same sea, above the dark abyss ...

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IN CONSTANT SORROW – Things have changed, for that forever young man

Man of Constant Sorrow – In constant sorrow through his days, I am a man of constant sorrow. I’ve seen trouble all my day. I bid farewell to old Kentucky The place where I was born and raised, the place where he was born and raised. For six long years I’ve been in trouble. No pleasures here on earth I ...

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