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Porto in Portugal to play host to Worldwide Music Expo WOMEX 2021. Music Press Asia
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Portugal to Host Worldwide Music Expo WOMEX 2021

WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene. From the 27th to the 31st of October, the expo debuts its first Portuguese edition in Porto, Portugal. Along with the trade fair to be held at Alfândegam, WOMEX also features talks, films and showcase concerts…

Leaf Yeh Set to Sing at World Music Festival Taiwan. Music Press Asia
taiwan

Leaf Yeh To Perform At 2021 World Music Festival

Taiwan World Music Festival returns to Taipei this weekend with an explosive program featuring exciting acts from the region. Singer-Songwriter Leaf Yeh has recently attracted major buzz in Taiwan and is gaining attention worldwide. Her…

Fingers Cross EP Early Birth Release by Gerpfast Records. Music Press Asia
music releases

Gerpfast Records To Release Thai EP

Main collaborators include Kittipat Knoknark (music and lyrics), Sutthipat Kunakorn, and Parinya Imnoy (mix and mastering). Gerpfast Records, an Indonesian music label, collaborates with Thai girl group Fingers Cross to debut their EP ‘Early Birth’.…

Naim Daniel Nominee at MTV EMAs 2021. Music Press Asia
Pop

Naim Daniel Nominated for MTV’s EMAs 2021

Naim Daniel has much to give. With a new nomination by MTV’s EMAs 2021, his songs are up against other prominent contenders in the region. Undefined in a new generation of artists, Naim Daniel is…

Tenun Fashion Week Starts Tonight

The future of handwoven textiles and its tradition is in your hands. In a bid to preserve Southeast Asia’s technical prowess of handweaves, TENUN presents its very first Fashion Week set to take place from…

What’s Happening at IMX China?

After launching the Music Ally China Digital Summit online event last month, Music Ally China is set to continue its second edition of the International Music Expo (IMX). One of China’s large-scale music conference, showcase…

Live

HK Philharmonic Ochestra Chamber Music Series. Music Press Asia
classical music

A Bassoon Affair

In a collaboration with HKU MUSE, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is showcasing a twist to what the Bassoon, a classical woodwind instrument, can do to impress. The concert, happening this Sunday afternoon [3:00 on, 24 October], will be showcasing the bassoonists of the HK…

Asia-Focus

Dunhuang Murals Inspire New Music Composition

The Dunhuang murals is one of China’s greatest discovery of the present era. A new musical Flying Apsaras has recently made its concert debut in Shanghai. Inspired directly by the cultural treasures, the concert included fourteen songs that writer Guan…

Monday Best Music Selection For Work

Let’s cut to the chase. Monday is all about being direct and multi-tasking. If you have a whole week’s worth of work waiting, who wouldn’t want to be in a good mood on Monday? But that is the challenge we’re…

Interview

Interview with Mastaneh Ali Montazami Mona Kaveh Ahangari. Music Press Asia
World music

A Performance Merging Two Civilizations

In the hope to grasp how traditional musical instruments of Central and Eastern Asia are being expressed today, Music Press Asia speaks to the co-founders of MASTANEH, a music group formed using traditional Iranian and Chinese musical instruments. Ali Montazami…

Cyrus Chen Head of Tune Interview with Music Press Asia
music distribution

Cyrus Chen, Head of TuneCore (Southeast Asia)

Independent musicians in Southeast Asia (SEA) have had to reimagine how they perform, distribute, and sell music in the wake of the pandemic, as we continue to see consumer behaviours shift, as the digital and virtual space take prominence over…

Brendan de Cruz performs at Peatix Fest 2021. Music Press Asia

Brendan de Cruz: On Being Malaysian and Going Live Again

Malaysia’s live entertainment scene, like everywhere else, shocked to its very core, is seeing gentle revivals as the commercial sector gradually opens up. As the reticent street in the capital awaits for the rumpus of…

Cebuano Artist Dom Guyot Debuts “Unbeloved”

With collectively over 1.3 million streams for all of his pre-released singles to date, Dom Guyot finally debuts his first album, “Unbeloved”, a collection of some of his most favorite…

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Mini guide to bird watching in Perak1. Music Press Asia
Nature & Environment

A Mini Guide to Bird-Watching in Perak

My obsession for music as much as for bird-watching has always been an ever-increasing interest. Here’s three species spotted over the weekend. With roots in Perak, I head over the hills to some of the hottest spots in this old mining region in Perak to…

Technology

Manabe Hasselmann Parisi Nobel Prize Physics. Music Press Asia
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environmental science

Climate Experts Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, in a recent release, announced the Nobel Prize 2021 winners in Physics. A registered trademark of the Nobel Foundation, Nobel Prize® recognises three Laureates, whose efforts in creating new methods for describing and predicting complex systems that are characterised by randomness and disorder and are difficult to understand. Syukuro Manabe is…

Computex Debuts Virtual Exhibition

With conference dates for its physical conference rescheduled, Computex, an important exhibition for the global telecommunications industry will now happen virtually for one month: from 31 May to 30 June, 2021.     What used to be an annual event, the exhibition in Taipei now faces…

Viberate & Blockparty Launch Live Gig NFT

Music research and analytics platform Viberate will be the first to test the concept of a live performance NFT, in partnership with digital asset marketplace Blockparty. Happening right now, the “NFT drop” (the release and subsequent auction of non-fungible tokens) started yesterday (April 29) and will…

Review

R&B trio Khaizhen CLARY zeauk released Way Up. Music Press Asia
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R&B

Southeast Asia Release: A Nonchalant Blithe of Youth

R&B Music Release: A year after the release of their first collaborative R&B single, ‘Mad At You’, trio – zeauk, CLARY and Khai Zhen – reunited to release ‘Way Up’, their second collaborative single. The single’s music video, premiered on 24 October 2021, defines the set of values they held in high esteem. The lyrics speak loudly of their incurious…

The Art of the Chinese Harp, Guzheng

The Chinese traditional instrument – Guzheng – is one fascinating piece of art. In another word, it is the Chinese’s most elegant creation ever existed. Over centuries, guzheng remains the symbol of great beauty mainly because of the prominent role it plays in the royal…

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventures

Released in 2018, the journey of Joanna Lumley as she embarks on a spectacular exploration into the heart of the Silk Road in this four-part series. The Silk Road was one of the most transformative super-highways in human history. In Joanna Lumley’s grandest and most…

Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments

Perhaps the most striking feature of all is its overarching methodised principle. With musical instruments arranged along a timeline, the book provides from beginning to finish, from earliest to most recent; a perspective on the evolution of musical instruments that would otherwise not be noticeable.…

Conference

'Gitara', a film by anthropologist Stefan Williamson Fa will be screened at Middle East & Central Asia music forum. Music Press Asia
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asia, africa and the middle east

Middle East & Central Asia Music Forum

The Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum has been running since 2007 and is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the region. In the spirit of fostering dialogue and interdisciplinary, the issues discussed attracts a broad audience,…

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