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Event Reminder: Museyon Storms Brooklyn’s WORD Tomorrow

Just making sure you’ve put it down in your itinerary and updated your iCal—tomorrow we are bringing our world of curated guides to your obsessions to our favorite bookstore on the planet (and from travelers like us that means something), Greenpoint’s own WORD. It’s “Russia Night” over at WORD and we’re packing a big bag of goodies to make the ... Read More »

Tough Crowd Chanson

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Now I’m not exactly sure who the woman in this video is, or what she’s singing about, but man … is she up against a tough crowd or what? Check out with guy with his hand thoughtfully, pensively, sternly placed on his chin. Or the woman with her arms coldly crossed over her chest. Not a smile in the whole ... Read More »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

Music+Travel Worldwide

In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

Chanson Style

Russian Tattoo

In Museyon’s Music+Travel Worldwide, Alina Simone is your guide to chanson, Russia’s soulful signature sound, a rebellious mix of folk music and outlaw tales. The thing is though, if you’re going to sing about life in the gulags, you’ve got to look the part.   That’s why we’re excited to see that the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I is ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Alina Simone

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On today’s episode of Meet Museyon, let’s say hello — or should that be привет — to Alina Simone. Alina is our guide to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and chanson, the soulful sound that grew from the Russian gulag. She’s also an accomplished singer songwriter. Meet Alina, hear her music and discover her favorite Soviet sounds (with tons of videos), after ... Read More »

Museyon Live

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    Last week we gave a sneak peek of our Music + Travel guide, when two of our awesome experts performed in New York. In case you couldn’t make it to last week’s show, here’s our own Alina Simone performing at Pianos. Want more music? In October, pick up Music + Travel where Alina is your guide to Russia’s ... Read More »

Museyon Live

On Stage

Woah, it’s not every day that we offer you (not one, but) two chances to get to know our crew. We haven’t even released the details of our next title, Music + Travel, but you can get a sneak peak if you happen to be in New York this Thurs. Out multi-talented writers will be performing two shows. Alina Simone, ... Read More »

Jailhouse Rock: Moscow + St. Petersburg

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Born in tsarist jails, transformed in the gulag into a tool of political protest, and immortalized on gangsters’ graves — the criminal chanson is about as bad a they come. Chanson is Russia’s romantic version of gangsta rap (or the darker side of country music), a blend of melancholic folk with klezmer and gypsy music. Alina Simone is your guide to Moscow and ... Read More »

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