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The Eight Chord Trick – Pianodao

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/71327734 Looking for a creative start point for composing and improvisation? via The Eight Chord Trick — Pianodao

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Mechanical Rock Band by Neil Mendoza

A rock band consisting of electromechanical instruments that makes music by throwing rocks through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate. Source: Mechanical Rock Band by Neil Mendoza

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Handmade Steel Drums by Dmitrii Gubarev

A new type of instrument created by musician, designer and engineer Dmitrii Gubarev based in the Ukraine. Source: Handmade Steel Drums by Dmitrii Gubarev

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Back to my roots – Hacienda Classical review

Take a world-class forty piece orchestra, add two revered house music DJs, and challenge them to recreate the heady Madchester clubbing days of the late 80s and early 90s. On paper, it sounds risky.  In real life, against the stunning … Continue reading

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Day 216. Manchester

Day 216. Manchester https://ambientpostcard.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/day-216-manchester/

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It’s probably best to start with the question, “What is Klezmer”?

Historically, Klezmer is the musical tradition that arose from the wedding music of the Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe. To listen to, think folk music with the mysterious sounds of Eastern European modal melodies that make you want to get up … Continue reading

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R.I.P Bowie

Check ignition, and may God’s love be with you, -Space Oddity https://cityjackdaw.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/r-i-p-bowie/

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Monastery Music in Manchester

Earlier this year my friend Betty told me about her trip to The Monastery in Manchester. I had never heard of it but as soon as I read on the website : “Manchester’s magnificent Monastery is Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. It … Continue reading

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“London, London”: Brazil’s Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil in exile – Part 1

In 1969 the young singer-songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil were expelled from military-ruled Brazil. They made their way to London – then the global capital of youth culture – where they spent the next two and a half years … Continue reading

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Manchester : the Central Library

Coup de cœur (ENORME) pour la Central Library de Manchester, en Angleterre. Ouverte pour la première fois au public en 1934, la bibliothèque centrale a connu une toute récente rénovation qui lui confère aujourd’hui un charme exceptionnel. Comparée au Panthéon, … Continue reading

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