Beach, buzz and an elevated experience culminated at the 18th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival Jet Set with Purpose Brunch, sponsored by Hilton Hotels and a JetBlue Prize sponsorship launching a dynamic conversation around "How to Get Your Philanthropy Fix in Any City" moderated by Andrea Richardson, Head of Multicultural and Diversity Engagement – Hilton Hotels.
The audience included travel enthusiasts, local and international media, students, lifestyle influencers and Soul Beach Music Festival loyalists. Attendees were treated to a photo booth and exclusive gift bags filled with Hilton Hotels and JetBlue memorabilia. Read More via Travel2Latam.
Oasis Festival, Morocco’s luxury and exotic music festival will take place on September 14-16, 2018 on the outskirts of Marrakech. While the event is still 8 months away, this has not stopped the organizers from announcing first wave of acts that will headline this year’s edition of the festival. Read More via 6am-Group.
College of Music doctoral student José R. Torres-Ramos has received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to study mariachi in Mexico for a year. He is the first UNT Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology to earn this fellowship.
Torres-Ramos, a 48-year-old San Antonio native, began playing mariachi in high school. He went on to become a music teacher at the middle and high school levels and is now in his fifth year at UNT for his doctorate in ethnomusicology, which is the study of music from different cultures, especially non-Western cultures. Read More via ParkBench.
El Clavo is a small village in Venezuela with a proud musical heritage. There, Afro-Venezuelans—many of whom are descendants of slaves brought from Africa—continue a cultural tradition known as “parranda.” Part community jam session, part dance party, parranda is a festive performance that involves rhythmic percussion and singing. El Clavo’s lead vocalist Betsayda Machado is a renowned singer throughout Venezuela. She and her band have been given the opportunity to bring their traditional dance music on tour to North America and Europe. We caught up with them in New York City to get lost in the endless rhythms of parranda. Read More via GreatBigStory.
This Saturday, January 20, 2018 opens the 12th edition of the Jazz Festival in Port-au-Prince "PAPJAZZ 2018".
Until January 27, 2018, 12 foreign groups and 18 Haitian artists will perform on the various stages, including Prestige scenes at Karibe Hotel, Sogebank at Place Boyer, Fokal-Discovery, Barbancourt, Air Caraïbes, Institut Français and Jacmel. a fence on the beach of Royal Decameron.
Only 3 shows are paying: 2 at Karibe Hotel and the closing at the Royal Decameron Hotel. Read More via HaitiLibre.
Set to headline the HSBC Women’s World Championship Music Festival 2018, MONSTA X will be visiting Singapore for a special showcase on 3 March 2018. The music festival will be taking place at The Coliseum Hard Rock Hotel Singapore and tickets are expected to go on sale soon.
Sweden may be a small country -- roughly the same size as California, with just one-quarter of that state’s population -- but its artistic community has been a dominating force on the Billboard charts for decades, and the national government is investing more money in providing the same global resources to the smaller, local acts who need it most.
This steadily-rising collective fame has proven to be a boon for the wider Swedish music industry. According to research firm Musiksverige, not only has Sweden’s music revenue grown by over 50 percent since 2009 -- totaling 1.13 billion Swedish kronor (US$137.3 million) in 2016 -- but the country’s music export revenue also doubled over that same time period, reaching two billion Swedish kronor (US$243 million). Read More via Billboard.
The city of Corrientes in northeastern Argentina came alive with music and dance on the weekend to mark the beginning of the 28th Chamame Festival.
Every year, the 10-day long festival, one of the longest in the calendar of summer festivals in the South American country and one of the most important, showcases Chamame, a folk music and dance genre, which might soon find itself on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Read More via PakistanToday.