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    Global genius honoured

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 14/05/2019

    » The summer festival season kicks off in Europe, Japan and North America early next month, with many bands from developing countries joining the festival circuit. There are lots of festivals that celebrate musical diversity, which is, I believe, important in these times of rising intolerance and xenophobia.

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    David Attenborough's longtime field-recordings passion project

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 27/11/2018

    » Sir David Attenborough is famous for his natural-history TV series and documentaries. Life On Earth, Living Planet, The Life Of Birds, The Private Life Of Plants, Life In The Undergrowth and, most recently, Blue Planet have all been shown in many countries. His hushed, almost whispered narration to all these fascinating films is now part of the broadcasting ether.

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    Lewis Gilbert, director of three James Bond films, dies

    Life, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Director Lewis Gilbert, whose dozens of movies included three James Bond thrillers -- You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker -- and the Swinging London classic Alfie, has died at 97, colleagues said this week.

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    Sophomore sensations

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 01/11/2016

    » Local favourites the Bangkok Paradise Molam International Band (BPIMB) released its second studio album, Planet Lam, on Oct 21. The eagerly awaited follow-up to their popular debut, 21st Century Molam, sees the band further develop their music into a spacier sound.

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    Dark sounds from the Cambodian soul

    Life, Alan Parkhouse, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Few bands in the region do "noir" music as well as Cambodia's Krom, who will be playing in Bangkok tonight as well as Friday and Saturday.

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    Anniversary for the godfather of Afrobeat

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 04/11/2014

    » This year marks the 50th anniversary of Nigerian drummer Tony Allen's debut with pioneering Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Allen played with Fela's band Africa 70 as drummer and musical director until 1979. Mention Afrobeat and Fela's name immediately pops up but without the fantastic drumming skills and funky mentality of Allen, Fela's music would not have reached the heights it did during this period; something Fela was quick to acknowledge.

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    Across the pond and back again

    Life, Published on 14/10/2014

    » Tiny Tim, the Sex Pistols and English men and women for 90 years have been singing There Will Always Be An England.

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