A journey of discovery of cool music from around the world. My personal recommendations, from Lebanese divas to K-pop.

August 12, 2018

HAIIFA, THE DIVA FROM BEIRUT

Lebanon has always been a little jewel in its region of the world. A place I’ve always wanted to visit. A place full of contrasts. We […]
August 12, 2018

SUBA’S SÃO PAULO

While looking for something else in my music collection today, I came across an old CD I hadn’t heard in years, but one that ages well. […]
August 8, 2018

ABOUT THE MUSIC OF VANGELIS’ “1492, CONQUEST OF PARADISE”

The folía is probably the oldest European musical theme known. Basically, it is a chord progression and melody used as a structure to improvise upon and […]
August 6, 2018

HEART ATTACK

AOA (Ace of Angels) is one of my favorite K-pop bands. Here’s one of their greatest hits, 심쿵해, which in case you don’t know Korean, means […]
August 6, 2018

GEM, OUT TO CONQUER THE WORLD

Time for some C-pop now. G.E.M. is a Hong Kong-based Chinese singer who is already a big star in most of Asia. At just 26 years […]
July 15, 2018

ALGORITHMS AND JAZZ

Although French-American jazz pianist Dan Tepfer has earned many musical awards -including a first prize and audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition- […]
July 10, 2018

GOOGLE’S MAGENTA, CREATING NEW SOUNDS WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

Google Brain is a team of Artificial Intelligence researchers at Google, focused on deep learning, a branch of machine learning loosely inspired in how the human […]
July 10, 2018

YES, THE MUSIC OF THE AMERICAN ANTHEM WAS ACTUALLY A BRITISH DRINKING SONG

The lyrics to the anthem of the United States came from a poem called “Defence of Fort M’Henry”, written by a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet […]
July 9, 2018

VIKEN ARMAN FROM THE BELVÉDÈRE DES CAILLETES

I discovered Viken Arman the other day. Born and raised in Paris, Arman is a classically trained artist, who grew up listening to jazz and classical […]

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