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15 Dec 2017
6 min

The Briefing - K-pop diplomacy: 

Monocle’s entertainment reporter Fernando Augusto Pacheco explains how South Korea is using pop music to thaw tensions with Beijing.

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6 Jan 2018
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - The Monocle Mixtape: 2017 stars: 

We revisit some of the biggest names to have graced the Midori House studios in 2017, including Soft Cell singer Marc Almond, Grammy award-winner Jason Isbell, folk-rock singer Martha Wainwright and Mexican superstars Jesse y Joy.

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30 Dec 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - The Monocle Mixtape: 2017 favourites: 

We recap some of our favourite live performances from 2017, by the likes of Noga Erez, Jordan Raeki and Blue Hawaii.

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23 Dec 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - The Monocle Mixtape: the indie-pop edition: 

"We relive some of our favourite moments from ‘Sessions at Midori House’ this year, from the likes of Portugal The Man, Hippocampus, Saint Motel and Tennis. "

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18 Dec 2017
25 min

Culture with Robert Bound - Abba: Super troupers: 

We head to the Southbank Centre where a new exhibition dedicated to Swedish pop behemoths Abba has just opened.

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16 Dec 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - Monocle mixtape: Christmas: 

We revisit some of our favourite festive performances at Midori House over the past few years. Featuring tracks by Hanson, Eves The Behavior and We Have Band.

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9 Dec 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - Bruno Major: 

British singer-songwriter Bruno Major has just released an album called ‘A Song For Every Moon’ – a collection of songs that he put out month by month over a year. He plays us a few tracks from it and talks about the restrictions of having a monthly deadline.

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4 Dec 2017
30 min

Culture with Robert Bound - Something Old, Something New: Plan B and Ed Skrein: 

Platinum-selling musician Plan B and Hollywood actor Ed Skrein have long been friends since meeting in north London as DJs. They recall the films and albums that have influenced their careers on the screen and in the studio.

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2 Dec 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - Nick Heyward: 

The former frontman of 1980s pop group Haircut 100, Nick Heyward, has a new solo album. He plays a few tracks from ‘Woodland Echoes’.

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25 Nov 2017
19 min

The Sessions at Midori House - Blue Hawaii: 

Canadian electro duo Blue Hawaii play from their sophomore album ‘Tenderness’ and tell us how relationships have influenced the music they write and their own writing dynamic.

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18 Nov 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - The Barr Brothers: 

Andrew Mueller sits down with Brad Barr from The Barr Brothers to discuss the themes behind new album ‘Queens of the Breakers’: nostalgia, youth and lawnmower racing.

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11 Nov 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - Monocle Mixtape: 

We take a trip down memory lane and have a listen to some of our favourite performers to have graced the Midori House studios this year. Featuring music by Vampire Weekend bassist Baio, pop sensation Frances, singer-songwriter Katie Melua and synth-pop favourites Saint Etienne.

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6 Nov 2017
29 min

Culture with Robert Bound - Club To Club 2017: 

This week the Culture team pack up their suitcases and head to northern Italy for this year’s Club To Club festival. The 17th edition of the musical affair sees the darlings of jazz, electronica and dance music descend upon Turin for a week of eclectic sounds in excellent venues. Robert Bound meets some of the people and artists behind this year’s festival.

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4 Nov 2017
17 min

The Sessions at Midori House - Rié: 

Japanese singer and artist Rié tells us about straddling a pop career between Japan and the UK and sings tracks from her new EP ‘Levels’.

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28 Oct 2017
15 min

The Sessions at Midori House - R L Boyce: 

Mississippi blues musician R L Boyce has been on the scene for decades and, now aged 62, has just released his second album. We meet the man to find out what took him so long and he also plays a few tracks from his LP ‘Roll and Tumble’.

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