EXPLORE: Morocco

EXPLORE: Morocco

Country Profile: In the mid-80s there was an influx of youthful migration in and out of Morocco, coinciding with the emergence of a new music genre in Europe, hip-hop. The genre was brought back into the country and spread like wildfire. Historically, along with Egypt...

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EXPLORE: Germany

EXPLORE: Germany

Country Profile: Following WW2, Germany was a divided country through the centre of Berlin. West Germany enjoyed economic growth as they allied with the USA, UK and France while East Germany went under communist rule as part of the Soviet Union. During the economic...

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EXPLORE: Italy

EXPLORE: Italy

Country Profile: Italy is a beautiful, young (in terms of history) country with a lot of problems, run by old people. It is currently undergoing a fragile, divisive political situation that sees young people fighting for their future against those who are desperately...

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EXPLORE: Japan

EXPLORE: Japan

Country Profile: Of all the Asian countries, Japan is probably the one that has been influenced the most by Western culture and in particular, America. Baseball is the national sport, Godzilla is more popular than Gojira and many people celebrate Christmas at KFC....

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EXPLORE: Mexico

EXPLORE: Mexico

Country Profile: With the onslaught of anti-Mexican rhetoric coming out of the US these days, rarely is the progressive and talented side of Mexico showcased to the world. The country’s had its reputation run through the mud in recent times, typically shown as...

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EXPLORE: France

EXPLORE: France

Country Profile: France has always been an outward-looking nation and the music originating here reflects its diverse society. It is a region that has always embraced the arts dating back to the stone age, where neanderthals would draw images on cave walls. Zooming to...

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EXPLORE: South Africa

EXPLORE: South Africa

Country Profile: Cultural exchange with Europe and the United States was widespread since the 19th century when gold was discovered in Johannesburg and people began to migrate there. Because of this, there was rich diversity in the area and the traditional music of...

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EXPLORE: Norway

EXPLORE: Norway

Country Profile: The Scandinavian Paradise. Norway is a lesson in how to run a country. It is voted the best country to live in the world, first on the world happiness report and has one of the lowest crime rates on the planet. With this wealth, you would think it's...

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EXPLORE: Australia

EXPLORE: Australia

Country Profile: During Australia’s early western history, Australia was a collection of British colonies, which had a knock on effect on their culture. Contemporary Australian music ranges across a broad spectrum with trends that are often taken from the U.S and the...

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EXPLORE: China

EXPLORE: China

Country Profile: Emerging from a chaotic and culturally damaging 20th Century, China has evolved into a global superpower whose influence on world affairs is noticeably growing. For the longest time, China had been in isolation, behind with out-dated technology and...

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