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What Eurovision means to Ukrainians at war | GZERO World

What Eurovision means to Ukrainians at war

Where else will you find banana-inspired wolves, dubstep rapping astronauts, or earworms about vampires? It’s Eurovision, of course: the 70-year-old song contest that pits nations against each other in an annual spectacle of camp, kitsch, and catchy melodies.

But for Ukrainians – who have won the contest three times in the past 20 years – the contest is about something much more.

On GZERO Reports, we visit a secret Eurovision watch party outside of Kyiv, a drag party in New York City, and look at how Eurovision is more political than you – or those wolves, astronauts, and vampires – could imagine.

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A World in Need of Music Therapy: Renée Fleming at Davos | GZERO World

A world in need of music therapy: Renée Fleming at Davos

You never know who you're going to meet wandering around in Davos, including opera legend Renée Fleming, who was honored this week by the Forum.

The four-time Grammy-winning Soprano, who has performed on six continents, was presented in Davos with the prestigious Crystal Award—not for her singing, but for the voice she's lending to help people understand how music impacts the human brain.

"What I've seen firsthand has really convinced me of the effects of art therapies on disorders relating to aging. So, Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as Parkinson's, other movement disorders, brain trauma, or anyone who's had a horrible accident."

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British pianist's velvety tones soothe Thailand's hungry monkeys

November 23, 2020 4:55 PM

The macaques are instantly drawn as he plays Greensleeves, Beethoven's Fur Elise and Michael Nyman's Diary of Love.

K-pop band BTS delivers 'message of hope' at 75th UN General Assembly

September 24, 2020 2:00 AM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - South Korean K-pop band BTS delivered a "message of hope" in a pre-recorded video posted by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Wednesday (Sept 23) as part of the 75th UN General Assembly.

Singapore black metal band Devouror's concert in Malaysia on Easter cancelled

April 16, 2019 9:25 AM

KUALA LUMPUR - A concert by Singapore-based black metal band Devouror in Malaysia has been cancelled after the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) raised concerns over the gig that was to take place on Easter Sunday (April 21).

Creative citizens add dash of rhythm and rhyme to campaigns

April 05, 2019 5:00 AM

As soon as the catchy tune started, the lively crowd at the football stadium in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta raised two thumbs in the air and swivelled their hips.

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