Features: In the case of most trends, what is old becomes new again. Your grandmother's pearls show up on today's supermodels; her favorite crooner reappears decades later as the toast of the town. Even in Paris - the city that's always en vogue - this phenomenon occurs time and again. The Paris of your grandmother's time was alive with the songs o..
Features: Women have always played an essential role in the preservation of African culture. From lullabies sung to sleepy children to chants of celebration, women are important bearers of tradition. Unlike some areas in the world where females are discouraged from taking part in public musical performance, in sub-Saharan Africa, music is an essent..
Korean boy band Super Junior has a new album hitting shelves soon, but before that comes Super Junior T's first single. Last year, Super Junior members Kyu Hun, Ryeo Wook, and Ye Sung formed the trio K.R.Y. which specializes in ballads, proving that the boys can indeed sing. Now, the latest sub-group to emerge is Super Junior T, composed of group l..
Per tradition, BEAST teased their sixth mini-album comeback first with the touching pre-release ballad No More. Meanwhile, the album's title song Good Luck is also again written and composed by Yong Jun Hyung and Kim Tae Joo. Besides Jun Hyung, Gi Kwang participated in the songwriting as well with History. Other new tracks to look forward to includ..
A new annual tradition for AKB48, the popular idol group was back in the Tokyo Dome City on December 17, 2013 for the third AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen! Once again, the group is split into two factions red and white for an epic musical battle on stage. In addition to the show, the third Kohaku Taiko Uta Gassen home video release also includes..
In what has become an annual tradition, Domoto Tsuyoshi returned to Kyoto s Heian Shrine in September 2012 for his third concert there. Once again, Tsuyoshi asked film director Tsutsumi Yukihiko to capture the concert and turn it into a documentary film. In addition to the songs from the concert, the Hi To Tsu documentary also includes off shot foo..
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A unique artist known for blending traditional Japanese culture with contemporary musical elements, Domoto Tsuyoshi followed his 2011 concert at Nara's Yakushi-ji with a concert at Kyoto's Heian Shrine. This time, Domoto recruited feature film director Tsutsumi Yukihiko to film the show and turn it into a feature film. Now, Heianyuki - featuring ni..
Features: After the chaos and destruction of World War II and the conservative musical environment Italian leaders promoted, the Italian public was ready for a more relaxed sound. Jazz, swing and boogie-woogie were achieving worldwide popularity and, in Italy, merged with the Italian crooner tradition. The musical rebirth of the 1950s and '60s was ..
Love is like... a wisdom tooth? f(x)'s new title song Rum Pum Pum Pum comparing first love with the first wisdom tooth sets the quirky tone for their second full-length album Pink Tape. With its catchy melody and upbeat percussive rhythm, Rum Pum Pum Pum continues f(x)'s tradition of distinctive and colorful dance songs that get stuck in the head f..
Features: Music from the Tea Lands is a collection of music from countries where tea is grown and is an essential part of ancient cultural traditions. The companion to the successful Music from the Coffee Lands, Music from the Tea Lands introduces listeners to the rich and exotic music from the Asian continent while providing an aural backdrop for ..
This edition includes two bonus tracks (the Korean-language version of Perfection and SJ-M's cover of the traditional choral folk song Words of the Westerly Wind), and a DVD containing Korean and Chinese Perfection MVs, MV making, and photo shoot footage. Super Junior M starts anew in 2011 with their second mini-album, and they're still the pictu..
After her cover album, AKB48 enka singer Iwasa Misaki is finally releasing her third solo single! In the tradition of great enka songs, Tomo no Urabojo is a heartfelt ballad about longing. The single also includes an enka version of AKB48 hit Koisuru no Fortune Cookie and an additional B-side track. This edition includes Ihoujin as the second B-s..
Features: On March 8,women all over the world celebrate International Women's Day. A national holiday in many countries and commemorated by the United Nations, International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history. Though often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differe..
Features: Putumayo continues its exploration of new directions in world music with Asian Groove , a collection of contemporary songs that owe as much to Bollywood (Indian) film music as they do classic funk, reggae, hip-hop, and electronica. Asian Groove features the latest flavors in bhangra , Indian pop, and cross-cultural fusions that blend East..
Features: The musical traditions that New Orleans has nurtured are legendary, but music is not just the stuff of legend there. In the city's streets, it is a vibrant, ever-evolving art form. New artists regularly learn from their predecessors, and inject those lessons with fresh energy and ideas. For New Orleans , Putumayo founder Dan Storper resea..
Features: Putumayo invites children of all ages on a fun and educational musical journey through Latin America with Latin Playground , a collection of upbeat songs by well- known artists from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and more. Putumayo's highly successful and critically acclaimed series of world music for kids has introduced children to w..
Features: Putumayo Presents Mississippi Blues , a musical journey down the Mississippi, from Memphis to New Orleans. The blues was born on the fertile soil that lines the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Mississippi Blues includes artists who were born and raised near the river, many of whom left when they were adults to establish careers and..
This version is autographed by the members of Topp Dogg. Hip-hop boy band Topp Dogg continues to outpace all other newcomers with already their third mini-album release. Following Arario which integrated traditional Korean music elements, their latest AmadeuS is inspired by the story of genius and jealousy between Mozart and Salieri. The song Amad..
Features: Italia features well-known singer-songwriters Giorgio Conte and Gianmaria Testa , who combine poetry and humor with stirring melodies and lovingly crafted compositions. Simone Lo Porto , Alessandro Pitoni , Alessandro Mannarino and Rossomalpelo frontman Serge Gaggiotti are all representatives of the contemporary Italian singer-songwriter ..