Tag Archives: Asia

MUSIC IN EXILE: THE MANY VOICES OF TIBETAN ARTISTS ABROAD

Ranging from cries of protest to longing for home, the music of Tibetan exile artists creates a complex mosaic that becomes clearer in context. Four years ago on a plane bound for Lhasa, I watched expectantly as the aircraft’s shadow … Continue reading

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HOPE SHINES ON, BUT JAPAN STILL NEEDS OUR HELP

Hip-hop music blog Word is Bond joins the global effort to support post-earthquake relief work in Japan with the compilation album Hope for Tomorrow. As most people across Japan settled down for bed on March 11, a powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake … Continue reading

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IAN WIDGERY: NIGHTTIME IN SHANGHAI

Ian Widgery reflects on the past eight years since he redefined the sound of jazz-age Shanghai and pioneered a global craze. Seventy-eight RPM vinyl records and curious-looking wax cylinders imprinted with the voices of some of China’s most legendary and … Continue reading

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