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The music of film 'Lessons from Jeju' is produced by Gregory Johnson from AcousticLabs. Music Press Asia.ures. Music Press Asia
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AcousticLabs Produced ‘Lessons from Jeju’ by Patagonia Films

Patagonia Films has recently released its latest short film ‘Lessons from Jeju’. The film centred around a group of freediving and fishing women called the haenyeo. And sees host and professional freediving and environmental activist, Kimi Werner, joins these islanders of Jeju in South Korea whose activities continue to forge its coastal seafood economy today. Accompanied with music produced by AcousticLabs, the film unravels the unique story about a group of women whose culture dates back centuries, and who broke cultural norms by becoming the first group of working mothers…

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Pamungkas was a member of Potenzia before launching a solo career in 2018. Music Press Asia.
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Indonesian Singer Songwriter Pamungkas Released Latest Album ‘Solipsism’

Within the last three years, electronic pop artist Rizky Pamungkas has rather quietly and confidently mustered quite a number of listeners. Having only released the album ‘The End of Flying Solo Era’ last month with The PeoplePeople, a pseudonym which he uses with much deceptive naivete. And as impressively duplicitous as it may sound – in a very good way…

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Beyond Blue OST is produced by award winning Karyn Rachtman for E-Line Media's game. Music Press Asia.
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Mind Your Music Released ‘Beyond Blue’ For E-Line Media’s Game

Produced for E-Line Media’s science-drive, ocean adventure game — inspired by award winning documentary series Blue Planet II by BBC — Beyond Blue was recently released by Mind Your Music and Universal Music New Zealand. The soundtrack was produced by Karyn Rachtman (the executive soundtrack producer and music supervisor of some of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling soundtracks of all time, including Pulp…

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Some of the most creative adaptations about the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 is inspired from Queen's most prolific albums 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Music Press Asia.
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Creative Lyrics Amid A Spreading Virus

While some of us are slaving away working from home, not really, majority of us who are practicing or officially in lockdown or maintaining social distancing have found new ways to hustle with time and their creative outpour. For most of us, it has never been about whether it is Chinese or American, but about the livelihood that has been…

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CJ E&M's film "Parasite" won four Academy Awards. Directed by Boon Joon Ho. Photo courtesy of CJ E&M. Music Press Asia.
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Korea’s CJ E&M Oscar Win Signify Korean Film Industry Going Global

As we eavesdrop our way, wiggling through the crowds of Broadcast Asia and Asia TV Forum (ATF) last year, we caught a rumour in the wind. Perching high on our radar, Korea seems to be emanating a rather unusual tone ever since the birth and evolutionary journey of Korean pop culture and its global reach. At that time, some of…

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“Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Washington” by Hal Gage, United States of America, Shortlist, Open, Landscape (Open Competition), 2019 Sony World Photography Awards.
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Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Launched New Category: Environment

Now in its 13th year, the Awards’ Professional competition rewards a remarkable body of work for technical excellence and a fresh perspective on contemporary subjects. A new Environment category has been introduced this year in recognition of the growing importance of this topic in both fine art photography and photojournalism. Over 345,000 images from 203 territories were submitted across the…

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Asia's Best Music Albums: 21-30. Music Press Asia.
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Asia’s 50 Best Music Albums of 2019: 21-30

21A-Lin – OST (Original Sound Track)This OST compilation has made it onto this list just because A-Lin sings and writes some of the most heart rendering romantic songs in Mandarin and Taiwan history. Down to earth and yearning her crisp voice has been the trademark to her success today. A Kind of Sorrow, the theme song of film ‘More Than…

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Jacob Arabo's Opera Collection plays 120 notes from Nino Rota's song from The Godfather.
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Jacob & Co. Opera Collection Ode To Ford Coppola’s The Godfather

Jacob Arabo is one in a million when it comes to creating gaudy timepieces, the ones that take your breath away. Blending the Swiss mechanical prowess of watchmaking and music boxes, Arabo’s latest Opera collection by New York-based luxury jewelry and watch brand Jacob & Co., has one last element to put into the final touches: to include Nino Rota’s…

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Phum Viphurit from Thailand is set to perform his latest hits "Lover Boy" at Monsoon Festival Hanoi. [Music Press Asia]
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Monsoon Festival Returns To Hanoi For Its Fifth Edition

Monsoon Festival in Hanoi returns with its fifth edition with a unique line-up to impress the locals and visiting contingent. Set to take place at Imperial Citadel of Thang Long from November 1 – 3, the festival celebrates a diverse musical selection of artists and musicians from Ireland, Denmark, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States, and more. Don’t miss Phum…

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Kumolo Bumi is a Javanese dance piece choreographed by Rury Nostalgia. Photo credit The Jakarta Post.
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Padneçwara Celebrates 43rd Anniversary, Performs Kumolo Bumi

The Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (GKJ) played host to the Padneçwara dance company’s dance piece Kumolo Bumi on Oct 11 and 12. Choreographed by Rury Nostalgia, the love story depicts an ancient Persian battle of two princesses: Kelaswara from the kingdom of Kelan and Adaninggar from China. Celebrating the dance company’s 43rd anniversary, Kumolo Bumi (Gem of the Earth) is a…

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