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    Keeping the Soul Alive

    Brunch, Published on 04/12/2016

    » For most people, the name Jim James has always been associated with American southern rock outfit My Morning Jacket, the band he's been fronting over the last two decades with seven albums worth of discography. But those who follow the band more closely will know that James always had a solo career brewing inside of him as evidenced by his 2009 Tribute To EP, a six-track collection of George Harrison covers released under Yim Yames. The said EP was a precursor to his full-length solo debut, 2013's Regions of Light and Sound of God, and its follow-up, Eternally Even.

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    The Power of Here And Now

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 27/11/2016

    » Alicia Keys returns with her first album in four years, sounding refreshed, empowered and more politically aware than ever.

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    Sit down and listen

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/10/2016

    » Solange's stunning confessional new studio album provides an earnest glimpse into her life as a black woman in America.

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    A true one-off: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 06/09/2016

    » The music and biting satirical poetry of Gil Scott-Heron have been booming from the World Beat beatbox this week. Earlier, I had watched a fascinating 2003 BBC documentary on his life and work, Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. The title was taken from one of his most popular songs which has been covered many times by other musicians, although if he were to write the song today it might be called, "The Revolution Will Be Digitized Or Tweeted".

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    Keeping the Field

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 30/04/2017

    » Future Islands continue to churn out their signature blend of bittersweet urgency and melancholic earnestness on their new LP.

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    Anarchy in the SEA

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 29/03/2017

    » 'The homeless used to run away from us," said Kyaw Kyaw.

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    Sting back to rock and striving to stay optimistic

    AFP, Published on 30/09/2016

    » NEW YORK - As Sting took up the refugee crisis for his latest album, he met in Berlin with musicians who fled Syria. The rock legend asked for their permission to record his song.

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    A master and his music

    Brunch, Kritini U-dompol, Published on 18/01/2015

    » Turn the radio on and the chances are you will hear one of Nitipong “Dee” Honark’s songs. For the past three decades, it has been his lyrics that have influenced Thai popular music.

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    Sense and sensational

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 04/02/2014

    » As a massive party franchise, Sensation has done well. It has gone global and, thanks to its strict all-white dress code, Sensation has definitely turned Bangkok into an ocean of cheap white dresses and awkward white polo shirts.

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    Malaysia's World Stage

    Life, Richard Mcleish, Published on 09/04/2013

    » Strange-looking instruments, unrecognisable accents, and infectious rhythms convened again in Penang over the weekend for Penang World Music Festival 2013. For its second year in current form, the musicians came from all over the world to demonstrate their varying crafts, speaking the communal language of rhythms and melodies. And with a national election looming in Malaysia and eager governmental support, the well-run gig was another big success for all involved.

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