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Film Composer Ana Ortiz Wienken shares her musical work with us

While we may choose the sweet melodies of Rachmaninoff or the exciting notes of Beethoven as the soundtracks to our lives, along the way we encounter artis...
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Grunge. Not Dead, Just Resting

The term ‘grunge’ was a general term for a form of alternative rock music that erupted in the 1990s, predominantly in Northern America from cities such as Se...
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Mumford and it's Gone: 1 minute and 22 seconds

Your brain can fathom how long 1 minute and 22 seconds is, but can you wrap your brain around the idea that the prices where originally R499 (unreserved), an...
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Open Letter To All Concerned South Africans And Musicians From Across The Universe

I have been a street performer (busker and satirist/stand-up street-artist - am originally from South Africa) for the last 35 years (playing all over Europe ...
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The Importance of Soundtrack in Cinema

Many ingredients make a movie hit or flop such as good script, actors, the director and so on. The list of ingredients is incomplete without a good soun...
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UP Exclusive: Getting Caught Up With Josh Middleton

After a sold-out European Tour, and an incredibly successful debut album, Josh Middleton at the young age of 17 is back with a fresh new sound and his best m...
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What Happens In Between: The Durban Music Scene

Sandwiched between humidity and sugar cane fields is a minuscule music scene. This is the music scene that belongs to Durban. Durban does not have a big...
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When 2020 Disappeared: 2018, 2019 … 2021!

I want to completely forget that this was even deemed a year, forget all of it. Forget the stress and insanity. Who else is with me? This has been the most ...
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