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  • Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song

    LONDON (Reuters) - For the first time in music history, 197 musicians – one from each country – have formed an orchestra, hoping to exemplify how people can transcend physical and cultural borders to come together.

  • Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song

    LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - For the first time in music history, 197 musicians – one from each country – have formed an orchestra, hoping to exemplify how people can transcend physical and cultural borders to come together. The Earth Orchestra's song "Together is Beautiful" - recorded in different locations then mixed together - and a documentary telling the stories of some of the musicians were released on Friday. Earth Orchestra member Olgha Nk, from Cameroon, said she saw the project, which was three years in the making, as "the whole world holding hands." Other musicians were also struck by the unifying element of the project. In May 2019, 57 of the 197 members met at Abbey Road Studios in London to lay the groundwork for the song. The project was overseen by BAFTA-winning composer George Fenton but many of the musicians improvised around his melodies and themes, combining musical styles and using instruments indigenous to their countries. Romanian musician and double bass player Michael Cretu said he felt the song was exactly what the world needed right now, "more collaborations with everybody," he said. (Reporting by Mindy Burrows Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

  • Singer Cher says Kaavan will live life as an elephant, not a prisoner

    ODDAR MEANCHEY PROVINCE, Cambodia (Reuters) - Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan began his new life in a Cambodian wildlife sanctuary on Tuesday, the result of years of campaigning for his relocation by U.S. singer Cher.

  • BTS 'Dynamite' costumes to light up U.S. music charity auction

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The K-pop band members of BTS are offering up their outfits from the music video of their hit single "Dynamite" to the highest bidder in a Beverly Hills, California, charity auction in January.

  • Singer Rita Ora apologises for breaking lockdown rules with party

    LONDON (Reuters) - British pop star Rita Ora apologised on Monday after she admitted she had attended a party to celebrate her 30th birthday which broke England's strict COVID-19 lockdown laws.

  • 'Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions' Review: Taylor Swift Gives Her Last Album a Stripped-Down Reading in This Cozy Performance Film

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Taylor Swift's music has always been the most interesting thing about Taylor Swift, and she's rarely more interesting than when she's talking about her music.

  • No oom-pah bands this Christmas, please. We're Swiss

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Forget the oom-pah brass bands and buy gifts early - with a predrafted list to keep shopping trips efficient -- this COVID-19 Christmas season, Swiss health authorities advised the public on Friday.

  • No oom-pah bands this Christmas, please. We're Swiss

    ZURICH, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Forget the oom-pah brass bands and buy gifts early - with a predrafted list to keep shopping trips efficient -- this COVID-19 Christmas season, Swiss health authorities advised the public on Friday.

  • Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for "healing art"

    PARIS (Reuters) - It's an ideal pairing for the COVID-19 era: a musician who cannot play for a live audience and sumptuous museums that cannot welcome visitors. Cellist Camille Thomas has put them together to create what she hopes will be a balm for troubled times.

  • Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for "healing art"

    PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - It's an ideal pairing for the COVID-19 era: a musician who cannot play for a live audience and sumptuous museums that cannot welcome visitors. Cellist Camille Thomas has put them together to create what she hopes will be a balm for troubled times.

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