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Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas writes at NPR Music for “Deceptive Cadence” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence). Widely published as a writer on both classical and world music, she is the former North America editor for Gramophone Magazine and the classical music columnist for Billboard. She has also been an on-air contributor to  many public radio programs, including WNYC’s Soundcheck, Minnesota Public Radio’s The Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International’s Weekend America, and the BBC’s The World.

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

Songs We Love: Battle Trance, 'Blade Of Love I'

Friday, August 19, 2016

An unusual quartet of tenor saxophones delves into the connections between body, breath, sound and creation with a fierce and unyielding spirit.

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After Building Anticipation, Frank Ocean Releases 'Endless'

Friday, August 19, 2016

The singer made huge waves with his last album, 2012's Channel Orange — and he's used both conventional and surprising methods to tease Endless, which was released Thursday night.

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Watch Four Tet's Sumptuous Live Performance in Sydney

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Can electronic music find a home in a palatial concert hall? To find out, the influential British producer and DJ visited the Sydney Opera House back in January to create a theatrical experience.

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Songs We Love: Peter Eldridge, 'Mind To Fly'

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

An American vocalist shades his tune about the end of a love affair with the colors and rhythms of Brazil.

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A Nod To Soul — Or Just Stealing? Ed Sheeran Faces Another Copyright Suit

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The family of the co-writer of Marvin Gaye's 1973 soul classic "Let's Get It On" is alleging that the Sheeran song "Thinking Out Loud" sounds way too familiar.

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Let The Games Begin: A Playlist For Rio

Friday, August 05, 2016

As the Summer Olympics start, celebrate the glories of Brazilian music — from bossa nova to the rollicking Northeastern forró of Luiz Gonzaga and the classical mixology of Villa-Lobos.

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Latitudes: Hear Great Global Music Right Now

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Check out new sounds that range from pummeling post-rock to glossy pop from Brazil, Haiti (by way of Chicago), France (by way of Argentina), Albania and Korea.

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Come Together (Or Not): Music At The Democratic National Convention

Saturday, July 30, 2016

A chaotic week of fractured loyalties surged into buoyant affirmations for Hillary Clinton's candidacy. But are all those left-leaning musicians just singing into an echo chamber?

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To Rebrand Itself, Greece Digs Deep Into Its Cultural DNA

Friday, July 22, 2016

The news out of Greece has been terrible. But with a large new exhibition of ancient artifacts at Washington, D.C.'s National Geographic Museum, the Greek government is trying an image reboot.

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Cleveland, Rocked: Music At The Republican National Convention

Friday, July 22, 2016

Uncovering the layers of weirdness in the many fights over the ways music was employed as theater during this week's Republican national convention.

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Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The streaming company has announced the rollout of targeted advertising on their free service. Companies will be able to use information about you, including your music choices — to sell you stuff.

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Spotify Is Now Letting Other Companies Check Out Your Tunes — And You

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The streaming company has announced the rollout of targeted advertising on its free service. Companies will be able to use information about you, including your music choices — to sell you stuff.

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Remembering Punk Pioneer Alan Vega

Monday, July 18, 2016

The vocalist and artist, best known as half of the band Suicide, died Saturday at age 78.

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David Cameron, Musical Muse?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

An odd little tune the outgoing British prime minister sang in front of No. 10 Downing St. has inspired a bit of analysis — and a rash of arrangements and tributes.

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A New Apple Patent Could Block Fans From Taping At Shows

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The technology giant now has a patent for a system that could prevent you from taking photos or recording videos in specific places, like concert venues or movie theaters.

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Why Was A Prominent Muslim Musician Gunned Down In Pakistan?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Singer Amjad Sabri — part of one of South Asia's most famous artistic families — was killed Wednesday in Karachi. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Mashrou' Leila: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 24, 2016

A rock band from Beirut gives a stunning performance, with songs that mix hedonism and heady, hyper-literate lyrics.

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First Listen: A-WA, 'Habib Galbi'

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Three Israeli sisters celebrate — and utterly transform — a trove of Arab-language folk songs that they inherited as Yemenite Jews, by tweaking them with electronic touches.

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A Band From Beirut Speaks To Tragedy In Orlando

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The members of Mashrou' Leila have faced hatred themselves. At the Tiny Desk, the Lebanese band performs a song with haunting parallels to Sunday's events.

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Watch Yo-Yo Ma Play A Moving Tribute To Going Home

Friday, June 10, 2016

The cellist and founder of the Silk Road Ensemble talks about how his concept of "roots" has expanded — and how music happens between the notes on a page.

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