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The Scene In Six Sounds: South Africa

Miriam Makeba, Mama Africa

Few countries can claim a more tumultuous recent history than South Africa, and great music, as they say, comes from great tragedy. International successes from the continent’s Southern tip are few and far between, however, but home grown talent makes plenty of noise in the bars and clubs of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The occasional artist who has broken ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Wales

Tom Jones

A proud corner of the UK with plenty of nationalism tucked in amongst its hilly backwaters, Wales has its own distinct music culture, and is responsible for a heady input into the UK scene considering its small population. The Welsh Dragon flies high in pop circles in the present day, and dates back to the times of the Beatles. The ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Sweden

If you believe international stereotypes, Sweden is filled entirely about busty blondes with experimental social outlooks, saunas, snow, and dodgy Eurovision-influenced pop bands (which may, or may not include ABBA, depending on your definition of ‘dodgy’). More recently, though, this particular corner of Scandinavia’s been home to some enviable rock, too. James Hendicott braved the cold to give it all ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Scotland

PrimalScream

Scotland and Ireland are the center of the musical world, just ask Elvis Costello! It might be damp and dark up north, but that’s more than enough reason to take a break from the haggis and deep-fried Mars bars, and write some truly world-class music. From bagpipes and tin whistles to some of the stars of a fashionable UK-wide indie ... 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 »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Australia

Kylie Minogue: Icon

This week, our intrepid music writer James Hendicott is headed to the southern hemisphere to check out the scene in Australia. Forget the didgeridoo and check out James’s six picks — from rock superstars AC/DC to one very over-the-top pop legend.   Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: Germany

Kraftwerk

In this week’s installment of The Scene in Six Sounds, Museyon Guide James Hendicott heads back to Germany, a country where he used to live, to give us a report on the local scene — from delightfully cheesy Euro pop to some slightly scary metal. So James, tell us: Was ist mit der deutschen Musik?   Read More »

The Scene in Six Songs: Ireland

U2's 360° Tour in Ullevi, Sweden

For the third edition of his six-song tour, Museyon Guide James Hendicott tackles his biggest challenge yet — Ireland. See the Galway-based writer’s homegrown picks, after the jump… Read More »

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