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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.

Jaranan in Java: Exorcism in the Volcano’s Shadow

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Eating glass, devouring live animals, convulsing in possessed dancing – in the Jaranan, wild animals roam in men and only the practitioner can exorcise the spirits.

Tickets Go on Sale for ‘SING JAZZ’ Extravaganza at Marina Bay Sands

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Lauryn Hill, Lalah Hathaway, Jamie Cullum, Brand New Heavies, Incognito – with new VIP options, more than 20,000 are expected for this year’s Singapore jazz spectacular.

Downtown Bangkok’s Hidden Chinese Opera

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Surrounded by alleys of old car parts and streets stained with motor oil, Bangkok’s Yaowarat plays host to Chinese opera, a cultural event that reaches back to Thailand’s ties to the Middle Kingdom.

Music and Dance in Indonesia

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Venture into beautiful Indonesia to discover its very heart and soul. A country of long and fascinating history, diverse cultures and rich traditions, Indonesia’s visual arts play an integral role in day-to-day life and special occasions.