Music and Travel

Turn the headphones up! Some of our favourite tracks for travel, tunes with place names in there and plenty more ….

Video of the Week: Nomadism

Some videos really don’t need an introduction, and anything one does write tends to just get in the way of the video itself. So let’s let the film to the talking! Nomadism by Returning to Nomadism on Vimeo Powerful stuff! The voice-over … Continue reading

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Soundtrack to travel – five tracks about places we love.

We’re gearing up for the weekend, and to help us along here are five of the best travel tracks. We decided to focus on tracks that actually contain the name of a destination, rather than any old road-tripping song. Did … Continue reading

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Festival Spotlight: The Shanghai International Music & Fireworks Festival

Once a year the skies above Century Park in Pudong erupt with colour and sound as the Shanghai International Music & Fireworks Festival takes place. Organised around China’s National Day and as part of the Shanghai Tourism Festival, the ‘symphony … Continue reading

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Festival Spotlight: The Lake of Stars Festival – Malawi, Africa

With obvious parallels to the summertime tradition of European music festivals, the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi nonetheless retains a strong African identity. With a strong and diverse musical line-up, the Lake of Stars festival brings international attention to … Continue reading

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News from South Korea: the Jarasum Jazz Festival.

For western music fans, South Korea may not automatically pop up on your radar when considering which music festivals to attend during the year. But whether you’re a music fan looking for something a little different or a weathered jazz … Continue reading

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Bollywood dancing: embracing India’s colourful heritage

Music, dancing and folklore are a huge part of the traditional Indian way of life. Modern Bollywood-style dancing and music have a lot to thank their forebears for. Before it really made its mark on the international film scene with … Continue reading

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Musical memories from the road

Music and travel go together. From the earliest days of family road trips around my native South Africa, my trusty Walkman played non-stop until either the feeble AA batteries reduced the audio to warbled garbage as the tape slowed down, … Continue reading

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Third MIGZ festival taking place this weekend in Moscow

The third International Festival of Modern Music and Media Art, or MIGZ, takes place this weekend at the Krasny Oktyabr chocolate factory in Moscow. The festival has gone from strength to strength, now featuring a wider range of electronic musicians … Continue reading

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