Music

Follow this pop-music map of America

Follow this pop-music map of America

  Sometimes it’s not what you sing about, but where. American songwriters have often used well-known locations as a shorthand — know the place and you know the cultural message. Some of these associations are known worldwide; others need a little deciphering outside the U.S. New York: “Empire State of [...]

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America Savors Its Music During Jazz Appreciation Month

Each April, the United States celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), an opportunity to savor a major American contribution to world culture. Initiated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, JAM aims to focus public attention on the music, and on the many talented composers, musicians and other contributors [...]

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Puzzling America Festival: February 28-March 2, 2013

Puzzling America Festival: February 28-March 2, 2013

At the end of February, 30CC the cultural center of Leuven, organizes a smashing festival about American music: Puzzling America. This festival immerses the audience in various aspects of American music in the form of concerts, creations, lecture-performances, interviews, film presentation, lecture series, exhibitions and an American Bar. A swirling-typical [...]

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