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· January, 2014

Stories about Music from January, 2014

‘AFTER 25 Conference': Tokyo and Berlin Discuss Creative Culture

  26 January 2014

As Berlin and Tokyo mark 20 years of friendship as sister cities, representatives of two creative industries, including Chairman of the Club Commission of Berlin Marc Wohlrabe and Takahiro Saito, a lawyer and member of Let's Dance, a consortium that fights against Japan's dance regulations, will come together for the AFTER 25 conference on...

‘Steamed Buns Store’ Song in Ode to Chinese President Xi Jinping

  24 January 2014

A song praising Chinese president Xi Jinping’s everyman behavior has been composed in ode to his appearance at a small Beijing eatery late last year. The song will be officially released after the Spring Festival. Offbeat China has translated the lyrics:  (accompaniment) Steamed buns store, steamed buns store (solo) Here’s the story:...

10 Documentaries on South American Music to Watch Online

  22 January 2014

Nick MacWilliam from the blog Sounds and Colours has compiled a list of 10 documentaries, “looking at all manner of musical styles and movements from the region, with films focused on Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.” This list makes no attempt to rank the films, nor does it...

Video: Music Parody about Food in China

  15 January 2014

“Rice, Rice baby” is a recent parody about the food culture in China from the expats’ point of view. The video is about how expats in China love the food but also are a little nervous of its effects.   The lyrics says: “Love it or leave it, you better...

Happy Hong Kong

  11 January 2014

Inspired by American rapper, Pharrell Williams’ viral music video, Happy, Hong Kong based French multimedia journalist Helene Franchineau made a local music video, Happy Hong Kong.

Latin America's Black Metal Fans, Punks and Otakus

  10 January 2014

Santiago, Lima, Mexico City and Oaxaca have been some of the cities in which photographer Carla Mc-Kay has photographed punks, thrashers, transvestites, black metal fans, new waves and otakus, recording their everyday lives in their habitat. Sentidos Comunes has published Carla Mc-Kay's photographs in a photo essay titled “Street Youth”...

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