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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:

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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A Music Documentary Is 'A Trojan Horse,' Says Oscar Winner Morgan Neville

Friday, June 10, 2016

Watch the celebrated director of 20 Feet from Stardom discuss his latest film, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project.

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The Metropolitan Opera Baton Passes To Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Friday, June 03, 2016

The newly announced music director of the Metropolitan Opera talks about joining one of the world's most famous opera houses — and how he might help heal its wounds.

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Your New Robot Overlord Turns Out To Be A Pretty Good Marimba Player

Monday, May 23, 2016

Over the weekend, a four-armed robot named Shimon did something amazing: It played an improvised jazz set alongside a human bandmate at a music festival.

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Itzhak Perlman On Canceling In North Carolina: 'I Had To'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and others, the renowned violinist has canceled a North Carolina appearance over a law limiting civil rights protections for LGBT people.

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Rihanna Launches College Scholarships For Foreign Students

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Barbados-born singer is offering scholarships to Caribbean and South American students who want to pursue higher education in the U.S.

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Echoes Of Prince — From Everywhere

Friday, April 29, 2016

They may not all be obvious homages, but these artists from Niger, Congo, Portugal, Turkey, Angola, Lebanon and beyond refract different facets of His Purple Majesty's immense talents.

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Jordan Reportedly Bans Band With Gay Frontman From Performing

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The members of Mashrou' Leila say Jordanian authorities are trying to stifle their political message — and endorsements of gender equality and sexual freedom.

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