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Musicians from Mali you should know about

Assaf Biton

Mali is a country full of rich culture and complex history, and it is also one of the greatest and ...

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Can classical music make you smarter?

Assaf Biton

Many people believe that listening to classical music makes a person somehow more cultured, ...

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Interesting things to know about Frank Sinatra

Moran Sapir

It’s been almost twenty years since the legend known as Ol’ Blue Eyes left a huge hole in the music ...

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The life of Otis Redding

Loren Fazackerley

Otis Redding is widely regarded as one of the most talented artists of all time, and his short ...

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Songs that don’t mean what you think

Emily Alex

Have you ever found yourself bopping along to the latest tune? Perhaps there is a song that you ...

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Why guitar players are different than others

Eric Reefe

We all know that musicians are definite creative types, those who are naturally right-brained. But ...

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Emo bands that we used to love

Jaime Levis

The ‘00s were a big time for any emo as emotional music hit the mainstream media. Huge bangs, the ...

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Obscure instruments you’ve never heard

Rachel Monday

When asked to name an instrument, you could probably come up with the classics - guitar, piano, ...

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The best European music festivals you never heard of

Roy Kaddosh

When it comes to festivals, Europe has some of the best festivals on the planet. From bunting and ...

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How to throw the best summer party

Lea Creswell

Let’s face it; the summer sun can get us feeling pretty social and ready to throw the best summer ...

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Should ‘world music’ really be grouped together?

Lea Creswell

For many years the term ‘world music’ has been used to encompass the sounds of non-western ...

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The story of George Harrison

Benton Sam

George Harrison is known to many as one of the Fab Four, or The Beatles if you'd prefer. One of the ...

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The story of John Dowland

Ethan Gorstein

If only we had a penny for every time we’d been asked about John Dowland! The former servant rose ...

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5 things you didn’t know about Tom Petty

Lali Odena

The rock ‘n roll world gained another musical legend earlier this year when the famous singer Tom ...

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The life of Joni Mitchell

Rebbekah Wiltons

Brilliant, troubled, reclusive, enigmatic, disillusioned, genius. These are just some of the words ...

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80s bands that are still performing today

Ethan Gorstein

Stranger Things rekindled our love affair with the ‘80s, and, with the new Blade Runner in cinemas, ...

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5 Types of Music that can make you more productive

Nicolette Weet

We all have our different methods of being our most productive self. For some people, some ...

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The four chords that most songs are composed of

Rebbekah Wiltons

There’s nothing we love more than driving home from work and shoving on the radio, rolling down the ...

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Bruce Springsteen’s best albums

Assaf Biton

The Boss, as Bruce Springsteen is so lovingly known, is one of the most inspirational musicians of ...

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How to start a band

Rebbekah Wiltons

Let’s be honest, how many of us have wanted to form a band in our lives and become rock ‘n roll ...

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The story of Chess Records

Nicolette Weet

There are loads of famous record companies that have made their mark on the musical world. ...

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All time legends that appeared in The Blues Brothers

Ethan Gorstein

Cult movie The Blues Brothers is one of the most fun and underrated movies of all time. It’s a firm ...

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The weirdest musical instruments out there

Benton Sam

The world of music is peppered with so many wonderful, weird, and unique instruments, many of them ...

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