Music Category

If you’re surprised that Barbra Streisand’s first album of original new music in over a decade is led off by a blistering indictment of the current US administration, you probably haven’t been keeping up with her Twitter. Or her Huffington Post articles. Or the speeches she’s been giving for decades. In short, this trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry, with a voice as striking and capable at 76 as it was when she was 19, has been fiercely outspoken for as long as she’s had a platform to beRead More
Ron Korb, world cafe, flute, global fusion, latin
Japanese-Canadian world music flautist Ron Korb is known as the “Prince of Flutes” in Japan and “Dragon Flute” in China. But in addition to the extensive study of Asian bamboo flute music that contributed to his Grammy-nominated 2015 album “Asia Beauty”, he has made a name for himself in several other genres, including jazz, classical and Celtic music, and has played in the soundtracks of hundreds of film and TV series. His latest offering is a Latin instrumental album entitled “World Café”. Parvati Magazine spoke with Ron about why theRead More
Alan Walker alone, Alan Walker faded, Allan Walker Interview, Asia Pop 40, Dom Lau
Meet 20-year-old music sensation, DJ, and producer Alan Walker. Alan was still in high school when his song “Faded” took the world by storm. His hits have generated almost 4.5 billion views on YouTube and hundreds of millions of Spotify plays. Asia Pop 40’s host Dom Lau sat down with Alan to discuss his single “Alone” and the comfort his music brings to people. Dom Lau: “Alone” is a great tune! I really enjoyed the video as well, but we’ll get to that in a second. Can you tell usRead More
Koolulam - Michal Shahaf-Shneiderman
When Or Taicher encountered a Facebook video of a mass prayer at the wailing wall, he was inspired to act. Joining with musical conductor Ben Yaffet and entrepreneur Michal Shahaf Shneiderman, the three set out to establish Koolulam, a social musical initiative that creates mass-singing events, for everybody and anybody. The result—including covers of Imagine Dragons’ “Believer”, Sia’s “Titanium”, and Matisyahu’s “One Day” that became viral videos—is truly remarkable. Parvati Magazine: How would you describe Koolulam to our readers? Who are the core members? How did it get started? MichalRead More
Hey Ocean!
Canadian indie-pop sensation Hey Ocean! is back from a several-year hiatus of solo albums to release a new album entitled “The Hurt of Happiness”. Parvati Magazine sat down with lead guitarist David Beckingham to discuss the album, the ocean, and the power of giving back to the community. PMAG: What was the inspiration for Hey Ocean!’s name, and what is your take on the state of the oceans these days and the way humans are treating it? DB: Hey Ocean! got its name on the beaches of Costa Rica whenRead More
Wayne J reggae star
There is a historic groundswell of youth activism today. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers rallied across the U.S. to end gun violence in the United States. Youth are standing up for what is right, showing adults that they have a lot to learn from them. In Jamaica, one teenager in particular is tearing up dance halls, while sending a message to his peers, his country and the whole world. By the time this issue comes out, Wayne J will have just celebrated his fifteenth birthday. But don’t let his ageRead More
There’s a question that keeps coming up in the comments on Thabo’s music on YouTube, and that is: “Why don’t more people know about this?” The Zimbabwe-born Thabo’s name means joy in his mother tongue Ndebele. His songs unerringly target the heart of issues our world struggles with today, in heartfelt messages and an exquisite voice, wrapped in glorious grooves. We caught up with him at his home in Huddersfield, UK looking relaxed and exhilarated after his band’s recent UK tour with Seal. Parvati Magazine: You have a massive voice.Read More
Parvati sat down with Cashbox Canada recently to discuss music, MAPS and making a difference. They graciously agreed to allow us to share part of the article here. Whether it is by working alongside the United Nations, convincing global leaders to shift to sustainability or touching the hearts of the world through the pop music mainstream, Parvati is the voice of change. Parvati sings and produces lushly layered dance-pop music and electronic soundscapes, created in her Toronto-based studio. Her single “I Am Light”, released in 2016, boldly weaves sparkling lyricsRead More
Marcus & Jean Baylor - Jazz and R&B musicians
This month Parvati Magazine spoke with husband and wife jazz duo Marcus and Jean Baylor of The Baylor Project, about their Grammy nominated album “The Journey”, and their life together. Parvati Magazine: I love the name of your record label, Be A Light, which is fitting because this month’s issue is called The Light Within. What does Be A Light mean to you and your work? Jean Baylor: We are people of faith. A big part of who we are and what we try to put out in the worldRead More
In 1955 a movie called Blackboard Jungle used Bill Haley’s song Rock Around The Clock and music spread like wildfire through car radios into the ears and souls of the teen population. In 2017, the landscape is radically different. The teenagers of the rock n’ roll era are aging boomers today. There is so much on offer that today’s young consumers take it for granted. Spotify alone boasts about 10,000 to 30,000 new songs per day. Gaining the mass cultural influence wielded by Rock Around the Clock is a farRead More