January 11, 2019

Mongolian Musicians Play Heavy Metal Using Traditional Tribal Instruments

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Mongolia is known for its vast, open landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Among the relatively few people that live there is folk metal band, The HU—a group of musicians who are merging traditional Mongolian music with western heavy metal sounds. Despite their secluded lifestyle, The HU have managed to gain fans from all over the world, thanks to the Internet.

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December 10, 2018

Musicians Perform Incredible Cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’ Using Traditional Japanese Instruments

Toto’s “Africa” is possibly one of the most frequently covered songs since its original release in 1982, but this rendition using traditional Japanese instruments might just be the most unique arrangement yet. Produced by Japan’s public broadcasting corporation NHK for their Blends TV series, the video shows three talented female musicians effortlessly performing an epic Asian version of the ‘80s classic.

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November 18, 2018

This Map Is Made From Over 1,000 Song Titles That Cleverly Reference Each Location

Since many musicians spend time touring the globe, their songs are often about the places they visit. Others pay homage to their hometown, often writing lyrics that tell stories of fond memories and nostalgic childhood dreams. Inspired by the many location-related songs of the past and present, UK-based design studio Dorothy created a map of the United States of America made from over 1,000 song titles.

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