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Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Five must-hear songs, including a Belgian artist with more than 180 million YouTube views, a wry outsider's take on "sweet France" and an earworm from American Top 40 rooted in the Balkans.

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We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What does the champion ice dancer do after winning gold in Sochi? Play Vivaldi on the violin, of course.

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On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We took one of the world's most buzzed-about (and glam) pianists to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens to play some fierce and fiery Prokofiev on a new instrument.

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Sex, Drugs And Wandering Batons: Classical Musicians (Finally) Get Some Screen Time

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A new TV pilot (Mozart in the Jungle) and released film (Grand Piano) attempt to pull the curtain back on the inner and outer lives of classical musicians. But maybe the most important achievement in both cases is to show that these players actually have lives offstage.

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Fiddler On The Slopes

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

One of the world's most successful crossover musicians, violinist Vanessa-Mae, will fulfill a lifelong dream by skiing the women's giant slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next Tuesday. Though she is British, she is one half of the Olympic team from Thailand.

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Popular Japanese Composer Confesses Musical Fraud

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, a sudden revelation: A very popular Japanese composer, Mamoru Samuragochi, announced that he doesn't write his music. And that's not all. His ghostwriter says that Samuragochi isn't deaf, either.

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4 Ways To Hear More In Music

Thursday, January 30, 2014

You love the music you love, but you'll love it even more if you listen closely. Here's a cheat sheet for diving deep into music's most basic components: rhythm, melody, harmony and color.

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Watch Musicians Elevate A Trip To A Big-Box Store

Monday, January 27, 2014

If only all trips to IKEA could be so lifted by live performances of great music, such as this joyful smidgen of Beethoven from members of the Detroit Symphony.

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Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One of the great post-World War II conductors, Abbado had a searching musical intellect that he employed in orchestral and operatic music from Mozart to Verdi to contemporary composers. He founded festivals and ensembles including the Lucerne Festival Orchestra — see them play Mahler's First.

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Guess Who's Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

We won't guess what her odds were, but it's superstar soprano Renee Fleming.

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DakhaBrakha: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it's really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.

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Brushy One String: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A YouTube sensation whose song "Chicken in the Corn" has received more than four million views, Jamaica's Brushy One String has captured listeners' imaginations with his stripped-down style, as he uses his rich baritone to accompany a beat-up, single-stringed acoustic guitar.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

And as soon as this oversized outfit of horns, winds and drums arrived on the main globalFEST stage, the folks in the audience knew exactly what to do: They began pogoing ecstatically until the floorboards shook.

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The Bombay Royale: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Meet a band that crams vintage Bollywood, 1960s surf and blazing brass into a giddy new sound. The 11-piece Australian band, making its U.S. debut, seems happy to evoke memories of everything from the Village People to formulaic romances of the 1970s.

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The Wu-Force: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hear a brand-new band featuring clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn. The Wu-Force merges Appalachian folk and a punk sensibility with traditional Chinese music.

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Noura Mint Seymali: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

With her smoky-rich voice, this Mauritanian griot artist tips toward reggae, flamenco and rock along with traditional Sahelian tonalities and rhythms in a band that includes her husband, guitarist (and fellow griot) Jeich Ould Chighaly.

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Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hear a band from Arizona splice together mambo — by way of Mexico — with psychedelic cumbia and other Latin styles. The result sounds like Perez Prado reconfigured for the 21st century.

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Baloji: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Congolese-Belgian hip-hop artist pairs lilting African soukous with the swagger of American soul. With his electrifying stage presence and style to spare, Baloji had the globalFEST crowd wrapped around his finger.

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KiT: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

KiT, or Kuenta i Tambu — "Stories and Drums" — takes music from the Caribbean island of Curaçao, merges it with European dance-floor music and kicks it all into high, sweaty gear.

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Hassan Hakmoun: globalFEST 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hakmoun and the other six members of his band layer soulful vocals, complex African polyrhythms, jazz-tinged synth and a deep rock groove into a satisfying whole. At its heart, his music remains warm, open and utterly joyful.

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