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Quincy Jones documentary by Netflix. Music Press Asia
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Top 8 Music Films & Documentaries To Watch 2022

Sheryl Sheryl Crow has seen it all. In terms of music industry highs and lows, she epitomizes the huge personality that began from the gut-wrenching songs she writes. Spilling her guts about it all for the camera, documentarian Amy Scott lets Crow lead us through decades worth of hits and misses, triumph and trauma, health and sickness. In all earnestness, who doesn’t want to listen to “If It Makes You Happy” again? Celebrities including Keith Richards and Joe Walsh were featured, adding their two cents. Anonymous Club Danny Cohen’s documentary…

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New Regency Orchestra to perform at La Linea 2022. Music Press Asia
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New Regency Orchestra Returns To La Linea London’s Latin Music Festival

La Linea will feature artists from across the eclectic and thriving Latin music scene in venues across the UK capital from 21 April to 2 May. London’s Latin Music Festival — La Linea — will return this spring featuring New Regency Orchestra (NRO), a twenty-piece big band, as its festival finale program on 2 May at Hackney’s Earth Hall. NRO…

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Shanghai Opera House Hongkong Arts Festival1. Music Press Asia
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Shanghai Opera House To Host 50th Hong Kong Arts Festival Finale Online

For another two more weeks (until 23 April), you can join a global audience to celebrate the Festival Finale with this opera double bill. “Verismo”, which replaced high-flown heroes and ancient myths with stories of ordinary people experiencing life-changing emotions, took 19th-century Europe by storm, producing work that still sweeps audiences off their feet today with its raw passion, colourful…

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Arooj Aftab wins Best World Music Performance. Music Press Asia
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Arooj Aftab’s “Mohabbat” Wins Best Global Music Performance

Behind the South Asian folk and jazz fusion that won a Grammy, Aftab draws inspiration from what she calls her “inherited heritages” — Pakistani and Sufi traditions, jazz, folk, and minimalist music. Arooj Aftab is the first woman of Pakistani descent to win a Grammy. Her performance of Mohabbat won her the Best Global Music Performance at the 2022 Grammys.…

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Zhong Yufeng to perform the pipa at NTHC Taipei. Music Press Asia
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Testing The Power of the Pipa

For two nights (14 & 15 April) only, Taiwan will be revealing the fortitude of the pipa; a popular traditional stringed instrument that began its prominence during the Han Dynasty. Taiwanese musician and composer Zhong Yufeng is on a constant search for new creative space for the pipa. The four-stringed lute commonly associated with classical Han Chinese music. For this…

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Joep Beving to release Hermetism Apr2022. Music Press Asia
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Joep Beving To Release Fourth Album With Deutsche Grammophon

In a few more days, the contemporary classical pianist and composer Joep Beving will release his fourth album for Deutsche Grammophon. The classical music label releasing this April 8 globally will be showcasing Beving’s return to his solo piano roots. Titled ‘Hermetism, it is an album in search of ideas that are omnipresent in nature. “I hope that it will…

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A24 released official book of Daniels Multiverse. Music Press Asia
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Book Release: A24 Released Daniel’s Multiverse Official Book

Here’s a statement to ponder on A24’s most recent book release: “A Vast, Pointless Gyration of Radioactive Rocks and Gas in Which You Happen to Occur” What are your thoughts on the Multiverse? Do you think it really exist? From the minds of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, a wild journey through the five prevailing multiverse theories. Short fiction, original…

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Midweek concert playlist Jambinai 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 behind me. Weaklings will probably expect more apprehension before the week ends, Saturday perhaps, but who would judge anyway? The mini celebration isn’t so much like a visit to my…

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Indian classical musician to perform at Milap's Liverpool concert. Music Press Asia
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Rhythmic Mastery: Kousic Sen To Perform at Milap’s Series Concert

The ‘Music for the Mind & Soul’ concert series is a flagship of Milap’s dedication to Indian arts and culture. Kousic Sen, Milap’s artist-in-residence is a tabla player well known for his rhythmic mastery, whose intense and energetic performances continue to add dimensions to traditional concert experiences throughout the world’s most famous venues and festivals. Born into a musical family,…

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GeneLab Records released Asia7 new song. Music Press Asia
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Thai Band ASIA7 Released New Song Under GeneLab Records

ASIA7 recently released a new single Unforgettable under GeneLab Records. Co-written and produced by Pat, the vocalist of veteran pop-rock band Klear, the song is a combination of the heavy groove of rock music and the energetic sound of Thai northeastern music instruments. ASIA7 stated the lyrics of the song Unforgettable expresses a painful story of a woman who feels…

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