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Violinist Mazz Swift Will Join the Multicultural Silkroad Ensemble at George Mason

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History’s Silk Road was a loose network of trade routes between Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Traveling such distances required not only understanding different cultures and languages, but also learning about those peoples’ music along the way. The Silkroad Ensemble, the brainchild of Yo-Yo Ma, brings together musical styles from around the world. The Grammy-winning group will perform “Uplifted Voices” at George Mason University Jan. 29. Join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he sits down with violinist Mazz Swift who shares details on the show, comprised entirely of women and nonbinary artists, as well as their own journey.

Lauren Balthrop Wants To “Get Lost” in New Music Video

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More to Watch Nashville-based Lauren Balthrop tries to find motivation in the mundane in her new music video for her single, “Get Lost.” The recently released single was the last one of her sophomore album “Things Will be Different.”  Being a Southern girl, Balthrop’s influences range from Neil Young to Joni Mitchell to Django Reinhardt. […]

The One Eighties Start Again with Debut Single “Dead Star Light”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee The Raleigh Americana band known as The One Eighties (a duo project devised by Autumn Brand and Daniel Cook after their previous band, New Reveille, dissolved) have released their moody debut single “Dead Star Light”, which combines folk harmonies with a more cinematic scope using synthesizers and strings to expand […]

Alchemical Records Playlist Updates: Week of May 28, 2022

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Recent Articles By Daniel Warren Hill Happy Saturday, and I hope wherever you find yourself this Memorial Day weekend that you are able to appreciate the significance of the holiday and able to enjoy time with those you love! There are so many tracks below hinting at even larger bodies of content. With this many […]

Acclaimed Indian Classical Fusion Artist and Educator Nistha Raj: ‘There Is Light at the End of the Tunnel’

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Acclaimed Indian classical violinist and educator Nistha Raj is an overcomer. After surviving a difficult childhood, the 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence discovered her niche in the D.C. music scene and has never looked back. Learn more about Nistha Raj’s inspiring story with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including what attracted her to the nation’s capital, how family has played an integral role in her journey, and her recommended Indian classical music starter kit in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Between Seduction and Depression in ‘Violin’ by Ike Rhein

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More to Watch By Charlie Maybee Miami based alternative R&B singer and rapper, Ike Rhein, has returned with his second single of year, a moody track titled “Violin.” Along with the track, he has also released a brand-new music video that sways in somber blue tones. Building on a discography of songs primarily focused on […]