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Google celebrates 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop w/ today’s “doodle”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

August 11 marks the 44th anniversary of what a lot of people consider to be the birth of hip hop — the basement party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx where Kool Herc first matched beats and extended “the break.” Google is celebrating this with today’s interactive Doodle, a DJ tutorial narrated by Fab Five Freddy

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Google presenting multi-city GOODFest which kicks off in NYC this week with Preservation Hall Jazz Band & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

GOODFest is a new, Google-presented festival going down imminently. Not exactly a typical festival, it’s essentially a collection of five shows in different cities meant to “inspire action and optimism around five causes…

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Velvet Underground news: a special John Cale show, Nico biopic, Andrew Bird+Matt Berninger covered Perfect Day & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: check out Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger’s cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” and also a Nico biopic is coming.

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In Search of Musicality: How Musical Is America?

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image of Bustle In Your Hedgerow by Samantha Sweeney

Music in America has taken on various roles of significance throughout the history of our national culture, ones that vary in range from being merely aesthetic to those of larger social influence and implications to the population at large. Music has been used in tradition and celebration, to lead infantries in to battle, to tell tales of some of our most momentous historical events.

Music has been used to rally support and inspire hope among those enduring different types of extraordinary circumstances and to articulate or, provoke ...

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