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The Melodic Sounds of the Rubab

The Melodic Sounds of the Rubab

I love to listen to all kinds of music. Music is an important part of life; a form of expression, thathas no boundaries and no limits. To me, music is like air and I believe we all need it, to relax our soul. As Hans Christian Andersen Said “Where words fail, music speaks”. Yes, musicContinue Reading

Play Bar – Beats, Breaks and Hip Hop in Surry Hills

Play Bar – Beats, Breaks and Hip Hop in Surry Hills

A few Fridays ago I was rounding up an enjoyable evening with some lounge room karaoke, as you do. Sipping away on my coffee mug of white wine, waiting for my turn on the microphone, I suddenly wondered if my planned rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Sorrow’ was going to clear the (small but powerful) danceContinue Reading

When movies, music and dance collide

When movies, music and dance collide

One of my most memorable movie experiences happened when I was 9 years old and my mom took me to watch “Tjoet Nja’ Dhien”. It was an Indonesian historical piece about the Indonesian national heroine Tjoet Nja’ Dhien’s journey leading Aceh people in their fight against the Dutch colonisers (1880-1905). I was blown away by thatContinue Reading

Sonic Boom – Scott Pilgrim shopped for music here!

Sonic Boom – Scott Pilgrim shopped for music here!

Disclaimer: I’m from the Compact Disc (CD) generation and I’m not very tech savvy. What the hell is a hash tag?  I may be alone on this one, but I feel the CD is a more practical medium for collecting music.  I do collect records, but more as a means to collect cheap albums notContinue Reading

Thelonious: Jazz and food, improvised

Thelonious: Jazz and food, improvised

Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the best of the 20th Century. For Santiaguinos (people from Santiago), Thelonious is also the name of a restaurant and music venue that combines live jazz and food. It is located in a neighbourhood called Bellavista in downtown, where you can findContinue Reading

Café Silvana and live music in Harlem

Café Silvana and live music in Harlem

As most of you probably already know, New Yorkers are very attached to their neighborhoods. I live in Harlem/ Central Park North exit, so I consider my hood to be Morningside, West and Central Harlem. The Frederick Douglas Boulevard (8th Ave) and Lenox Ave (6th Ave) are blooming with bars, cafés, lounges and restaurants. AContinue Reading

Reggae – music to my Latin American ears

Reggae – music to my Latin American ears

Reading local literature has been a great way for me to understand another country, but it takes valuable time, especially in a society where working a 10 hour day is making a comeback. Most days I come back from work wanting to spend time with my fiancé over dinner and go to bed. I’ve barelyContinue Reading

El Vive Latino

El Vive Latino

Having a country like the United States as a next door neighbor has its upsides and its downsides, and I am sure many Mexicans would rather be far away from our friend in the north. But if there is one thing I love about being so close to the States, it’s that it’s really easyContinue Reading

Papare music

Papare music

There are quite a few places in Sri Lanka, and Colombo in particular, where you could go to listen to some good live music, depending on your taste in music. However, if you are looking for a musical experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, all you have to do is goContinue Reading

The music scene in Thailand

The music scene in Thailand

Visitors to Thailand might easily get the impression that Thailand doesn’t have its own music scene. A lot of bands at bars play covers of western pop and rock classics. At the discos you’ll probably hear trance and hip-hop.  The few bands that are playing Thai music tend to only play covers of classic oldContinue Reading

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