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September 26, 2022

Mrs M is Asiatic Records Mongolian artist. Music Press Asia
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Mrs M: Next New Mission review – a departure from the traditional

You come to a new Mrs M single with intentions to find the tone that matches a great character. Subtlety is overrated and your mob will be roused. After listening to ‘Daughter of Khan’, the song title sounds like things you’d hear shouted at the beginning of a rally. Assuming ambitiously that more hard work is involved, as with all…

Jay Chou Finds New Love In Art

Jay Chou has found his most recent muse in the art world. Having seen him auctioned and exhibited with Hong…

Jay Chou Release new song Greatest Works of art. Music Press Asia
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Jambinai: The Roaring Reconciliation of Rock

As midweek draws to a close, I worked up a baffling encounter with consternation; a sense of dread almost by appointment that some of the week’s most appalling workdays are…

Midweek concert playlist Jambinai Music Press Asia
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Malaysian Director Edmund Yeo Moonlight Shadow Is Now Released. Music Press Asia
film

Film Review: Moonlight Shadow by Edmund Yeo

Edmund Yeo isn’t a detached figure in the Japanese film world. But it is surprising that it has taken him this long to create a feature film entirely in the Japanese language. Yeo’s inventive approach to ‘Kingyo’ a Tokyo-set short film was released nationally in 2009. Since then, his work has garnered a warm and enthusiastic reception in both Japan…

World Music Album Selections November 2021

What makes November this year so special? In the World Music Charts, we’re seeing some spectacular songs and albums charting for very good reasons. Its hard work rarely recognised in…

November Recommend World Music. Music Press Asia
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Leaf Yeh 葉穎: Birth & Death 生滅

Leaf Yeh has deliberated rather subserviently a subject anathema to many of us. While Birth itself observes the regeneration of new life, Death is directly the pragmatic conviction of all…

Leaf Yeh Birth and Death Album Review. Music Press Asia
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Traditional/World

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…

Weekend Music Recommendation by Music Press Asia
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films

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…

Joanna Lumley Silk Road Documentary Series. Music Press Asia
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Art

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…

Artbook World Musical Instruments by Pepin Press. Music Press Asia
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literature

Reading Kazuo Ishiguro: “Nocturnes”

Nobel prize winner and one of the most celebrated Japanese writers of our time, Kazuo Ishiguro gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly depicted, interconnected dramas in…

Music Press Asia Reading of the Month Kazuo Ishiguro
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Television

Last Madame: An Identity Boost To Southeast Asian

Ochre Pictures, a Singapore-based television and film production company, has recently caught the attention of arbiters of the television world in Southeast Asia after publishing their very first *M18 series, Last Madame. With awards and nominations already listed for 2020, this production is a gripping…

Last Madame is produced by Ochre Pictures and Mediacorp. Music Press Asia