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The Sounds of Soccer Diplomacy

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Our series Music of the World Cup looks at a famous World War I truce -- and the songs it inspired. Plus: we hear how relations among African nations have shaped the competition underway in South Africa.

Music of the World Cup: Soccer Diplomacy

At an international competition like the World Cup, a match between countries with strained relations can seem to be about much more than soccer. 

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Florent Ghys Live

Composer and bassist Florent Ghys writes pieces that blend elements of Minimalism, pop music and a dose of extravagant wit. His web site bio notes that he has a Masters degree in Arabic music. It also points out that his interests include weather reports, numbers, girls and hair dryers. Go figure.

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Lasdon Arboretum

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Concert Series

Saturday, July 10 through Saturday, July 31

Saturdays in July means classical music at the Lasdon Park & Arboretum. Pack your picnic basket and spread out on the lawn. Gates open at 5pm.

 

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We Are The World Too

Let's not admit that Ghana's music is great until after Saturday's game.

Burkina Electric

Gig Alerts: Burkina Electric

The Afro-electric outfit perform at the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden. Download their eclectic jam "Sankar Yaaré."

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Nat Janoff

Gig Alerts: Nat Janoff Group

The jazz guitarist and his trio perform Sunday night at the Bar Next Door. Download Janoff's cool, dynamic track "Spiral."

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Dom

Gig Alerts: DOM

This bubbly pop trio plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg Saturday night as part of the Northside Festival. Download their effervescent track "Burn Bridges."

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