Tagged With: Music

Culture Night in the Land of Manas

I’m not just all about travel, you know. I’m also, like, cultured and stuff! Which is how I ended up at a sweet gala show in the Bishkek Philharmonic building. To be honest, I had no idea which songs were Kyrgyz and which were other Central Asian languages. The Italian opera numbers were clearly neither. … Continue reading »

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Black Sea Jazz Fest

In what seems to be an awesome and ongoing theme in my travels I stumbled across yet another music festival, this time in Batumi (Georgia). Though I made it to a couple of events from the Festival, by far my favorite was Men In Brass, a German brass band that wandered the streets of Batumi … Continue reading »

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Folk Music in Nepal

So many times as I was wandering around the streets of Nepal I was surprised with musical performances – almost always at or around temples or religious sites. Listen to them all or listen to the ones that interest you most, but enjoy this little musical slice of wandering around Nepal.     Music, surprise, … Continue reading »

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Tianjin Symphony: FAIL.

Wandering around the streets of Tianjin’s old British Concession, I came across the Concert Hall and spontaneously decided to buy a ticket to the symphony concert the next night. What nobody happened to mention was that it would be children’s night at the symphony.  While it was kind of amusing at first when the conductor … Continue reading »

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A Sikh New Rock Band

These guys are out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Video from New Year’s Eve 2010/2011.  They were pretty Sikh all right.

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Indiana Jones

One of the best ways to ever start a morning in a foreign country: Stumble across a marching band playing the theme song from Indiana Jones. Does it help this scenario that I was staying in a wooden hut most easily reached by a boat ride up a muddy river? Perhaps. That after I left … Continue reading »

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