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David Bowie subway takeover: official MetroCards, themed Broadway-Lafayette station

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The Broadway-Lafayette station, which is just a few blocks from where Bowie used to live in Soho, has been transformed into a tribute/installation to him – and an ad for ‘David Bowie Is’ at Brooklyn Museum. They’re also selling official Bowie MTA MetroCards.

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Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/david-bowie-subway-takeover-official-metrocards-themed-broadway-lafayette-station/

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David Bowie Metrocards Are Available in New York City

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David Bowie lived in the Soho district of New York City for a good portion of his life. Currently, his sprawling and celebrated David Bowie Is exhibit, which has toured the world, is being housed at the Brooklyn Museum. The combination of these two things has resulted in the Soho subway station at Broadway-Lafayette being outfitted as…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/04/david-bowie-metrocards-new-york-city/

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Pussy Riot cancel Israel, playing NYC before Boston Calling & Hangout

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The group still insists that ”Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition,” but the live show that Pussy Riot brought to Austin for SXSW, Chicago, and a few other North American cities this year has been as close to a ”concert” as Pussy Riot seem to get. They’re now taking that show to Hangout Fest, Boston Calling, and NYC…

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Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/pussy-riot-cancel-israel-playing-nyc-before-boston-calling-hangout/

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Nyege Nyege: the Ugandan dance collective reversing colonial culture

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Techno, soukous, abstract electronics – the Nyege Nyege collective draws from the cultural melting pot of Kampala’s music scene. But unlike other European visitors, it also gives something back

The southern outskirts of Kampala are teeming with life, but head off the main strip leading to Ggaba beach and you will find Kawaku road: a quieter, wide, red and dusty street lined by a mixture of homespun shacks, open dried-up storm drains, and recently constructed villas. It’s also where you will find the home of Derek Debru, co-founder of Nyege Nyege, a collective of musicians from around the world who are turning the music scene in the Ugandan capital on its head.

“We want to showcase sounds from across the continent into one experience,” says Belgium-born Debru, a chain-smoking idealist with a wild, unkempt beard, who, along with Arlen Dilsizian – a Greek-Armenian academic with an encyclopaedic knowledge of musical ethnography – was attracted to the city by “the energy, the freedom and the easiness of the people”. Together, they have created a community in Kampala with little precedent in Africa.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/29/nyege-nyege-the-ugandan-dance-collective-reversing-colonial-culture

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YouTube Plans to ‘Frustrate and Seduce’ Users Into Paying for Music Subscriptions

b8ocsmxnbwl2pz6zvugw.jpgYouTube, the world largest video streaming platform, wants you to start paying money to watch Kendrick Lamar’s latest music video—and to force the issue, you’ll start seeing a lot more advertisements between specifically music videos.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/youtube-plans-to-frustrate-and-seduce-users-into-paying-1823958024