Destinations

Stories from around the world from our network of correspondents.

AROUND THE WORLD

Radiola State of Mind: The Strange Case of Reggae in São Luís, Brazil

São Luís is one of Brazil’s most beguiling and unusual cities and the site of a highly unusual reggae scene that cuts across boundaries of race, class, age and gender, despite no obvious links with Jamaica.

David Katz

LANGUAGE OF THINGS

Deflating History via Abandoned Pipe-Organs in Transylvania

An investigation into the unique character of derelict pipe-organs in Transylvania’s abandoned fortress churches and the various transformations that human-built ritual machines undergo once left devoid of human presence.

Stefan Fraunberger

AROUND THE WORLD

The Dance of the Cosmos: Tarawangsa, the Art of Honoring

The fourth and final part of cultural expeditions in Indonesia focuses on tarawangsa.

Luigi Monteanni, Teguh Permana, Gigi Priadji

AROUND THE WORLD

Jaipongan - a Sundanese Tale of Dance and Power Plays

The third part of cultural expeditions in Indonesia leads to Jaipongan, a Sundanese secular performance art.

Luigi Monteanni

IN CONVERSATION

Europalia: Milan W. and the Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu

Interviews with the members of the group Milan W & The Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu.

Dragoș Rusu

FESTIVAL REPORT

Konfrontationen 2018 in Nickelsdorf, Austria

Ahead of Konfrontationen's 40 years edition, read some thoughts and impressions from last year's festival of the free jazz and improvised music in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

Andrew Choate

DIARY

Europalia 2019: Diary Of A Collaboration

Find out more about our music project Milan W. and the Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu, commissioned by Europalia 2019 festival.

Dragoș Rusu

AROUND THE WORLD

Investigating the Sundanese Ritual of Kasenian Réak

The second article exploring the vast territory of Indonesia investigates the Sundanese culture, specifically the ritual known as Kasenian Réak.

Luigi Monteanni

FOCUS ON

Indonesia For Beginners: Priangan and Gamelan Degung

Luigi Monteanni explores the vast music territory of Indonesia. First stop: Priangan and Gamelan Degung.

Luigi Monteanni

EXPLORATION

Khruangbin - A Story of Houston

The polyphony of modern metropolis is the natural soundscape for Houston based trio Khruangbin. Their sound is a rare fusion of influences that range from Thai funk to surf rock and psychedelia.

Kornelia Binicewicz

FOCUS ON

Super Onze - The Real Roots of Desert Blues

Super Onze of the city of Gao is Mali’s most renowned and refined Takamba band.

Horst Timmers

FEATURE

My Baby and Me - Fairuz and Kamuran Akkor

The striking resemblance story of Fairuz – the jewel of Beirut and Kamuran Akkor – the pearl of Istanbul.

Kornelia Binicewicz

ON THE ROAD

Focus Inexpectatus in Dala-Floda (part 3)

Part three of Philipp Schmickl's writing of Hagenfesten in Dala-Floda, Sweden.

Philipp Schmickl

ON THE ROAD

Focus Inexpectatus in Dala-Floda (part 2)

This is not a review. Philipp Schmickl of The Oral magazine writes about Hagenfesten in Dala-Floda.

Philipp Schmickl

ON THE ROAD

Focus Inexpectatus in Dala-Floda (part 1)

This is not a review. Philipp Schmickl of The Oral magazine writes about Hagenfesten in Dala-Floda.

Philipp Schmickl

INTERVIEW

Mapping Seductive Underground Intentions in Bratislava

Field recordist Jonás Gruska takes sound from trips in forests, mushroom harvesting and wild fruit picking.

Jasmina Al-Qaisi & Andrei Crăciun

FESTIVAL REPORT

Peripheral Adventures at Strange Sounds From Beyond

Report from the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam based festival Strange Sounds From Beyond.

Andra Chițimuș

ON THE ROAD - FESTIVAL REPORT

Welcome to Beirut: Irtijal festival 2017

Stories, thoughts and notes from Irtijal festival in Beirut, April 2017.

Dragoș Rusu / The Attic