Dogs are absolutely man’s best friend. But then again, there’s nothing a good cuppa and a cake can’t fix. Fortunately for us, some genius has combined everyone’s love for the two and created the dog café Dog and Scone. Situated in an unsuspecting side street in Newcastle, perfectly placed next to The Mog on the … More Man’s Best Friend
So that’s it! I’ve reached the end of this particular series of posts on Global Pop! I’ve covered a lot over the last few weeks, discussing a range of topics, from the question of ownership, to how much you can really associate music with specific places, back to the basics of how to get started … More Global Pop: This isn’t the end
Unless you are actively on the search for new Global Pop artists to listen to, how on Earth do you discover new music, let alone learn more about the artist? In the age of digital streaming, it has become even easier to find new music quickly, with recommendations based on previous listening. … More Global Pop: How do you find it and where is it from?
The sharing of cultures across the globe through music appears to be nothing but beneficial to cultural understanding – on the surface. It appears to encourage collaborations that connect opposing ideas across the world, as well as providing an endless bank of inspiration to many musicians. But is it always a good thing? … More Cultural Appropriation Across Global Pop: Is it an issue?
In the post-war world of the 1950s and 60s, Exotica music emerged and became one of the leading genres of background music of the time. Influences across the world came together to create a form of jazz, rich with musical highlights from other countries. In no way did this music claim to be an authentic … More Exotica and Space Age Music: Why the popularity?
Crate diggers spend their lives sifting through huge, abandoned collections of records, in search for a hidden gem of a record. This could be a lost treasure, or it could just be the most outlandish or wacky record you could have imagined, but these crate diggers will ‘discover’ it and bring it into the limelight. … More Crate digging: Whose song is it anyway?
Generally, when considering World Music as a genre, most people think of ‘traditional’ music from outside Anglo-American countries. Initially, World Music was studied by ethnomusicological experts, who took themselves back to musical basics when researching. They would develop an understanding of the music from its cultural home, surrounding themselves with the music and its cultural … More World Music 2.0: Adapting to the World at Hand
Music, while an intangible concept in general, has previously always been a physical commodity – a thing to behold. It came in the shape of the printed manuscript, wax cylinders, and records; before moving to cassettes and CDs in the late 20th Century. We saw, to an extent, the first move to legal digital music … More Streaming Subscriptions: Service vs Commodity
This blog has had a general focus on travel and my own accounts of new places so far. However, this was not always my primary aim, and I have been intending to branch out on this for a long time. Luckily for me, university has given me the perfect excuse to do so, by letting … More Global Pop: An Introduction
I knew for months before arriving that the peaks in Hong Kong were world renowned and an absolute must while I was there. When Crissi suggested a gentle Sunday stroll up Sunset Peak, I thought this was an absolute no-brainer! How could I turn down a chance to go on one of Hong Kong’s legendary hikes? … More Peak Times
Everyone loves a good surprise! Even better when that surprise is taking a friend to an alpaca farm as part of a weekend away for their 21st birthday! What could there possibly be to not love about the whole situation? … More Alpaca my bags