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From the Mountains to the Masses

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Sape virtuoso Alena Murang is popularizing the ancestral culture of Borneo’s Kelabit people through her music.

Bangkok for Music Lovers

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From esoteric vinyl emporiums to clubs and live venues serving up everything from house to heavy metal, there’s no lack of musical manna in Bangkok.

Rumble in the Jungle

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The Borneo Jazz Festival returns to Sarawak this month after a two-year ab-sence with a joyfully eclectic program. Marco Ferrarese gets the skinny from Hii Yuh Lin, the festival’s artistic director and a key figure in Malaysia’s live jazz scene.

Vintage Bangkok: Where to peruse purchases with a past

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From record shops selling classic vinyl to fascinating flea markets, the Thai capital abounds with charismatic browsing options

East Khasi Hills: The Meghalaya Hills Where Everyone has a Song

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Understanding the unique sounds made by the people in the mists of Meghalaya in the East Khasi hills.

Hallyu: Korea Journey for the K-Pop Lover

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Netflix, Spotify, the Oscars — the Korean pop culture wave, is at its peak, and nothing says hallyu like K-pop.

Tales of the Phare: The Story of the Cambodian Circus at Siem Reap

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Other than Angkor Wat, the Phare, The Cambodian Circus is the must-see in Siem Reap; few things sum up the old and new of Cambodia quite like the Phare.

The Last Bamboo Musician in Abra

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Richard Collett braves rough roads, tropical rains, and landslides of the northern Philippines to find the last bamboo musician in Abra.

Ratchaburi: Thailand’s Last Shadow Puppet Show

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At a small temple in Ratchaburi outside of Bangkok, the centuries-old shadow puppet shows of Thailand’s national epic, the Ramakien, continue for a new generation.

Let’s Talk K-Pop: Travel Advice for Lovers of Korean Pop Culture

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Yeah, there’s the bulgogi, the history, and the hiking, but there’s also the K-pop. Travelers to Korea often want to catch a little bit of that Korean pop culture magic on their journey to Seoul.

Taboo Butoh: Kyoto’s Controversial Dance Legacy

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The raw, brutal, pseudo-sexual nature of Butoh has made it a controversial dance that has spread worldwide. In Kyoto in the Butoh-Kan, Ima Tenko is one of the masters.

Inside the Gulf Mask Festival in Papua New Guinea

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Difficult to reach by both land and sea, the Gulf Mask Festival is a treasure of traditional culture and dress. Writer and photographer Olga Fontanellaz travels to this lesser-visited region to record a unique sing-sing.