Music

Bülent Arpaci Celebration Carnival Venray Dutch Tradition

Participating in Dutch carnival: Bülent the Turkish kebab man

Article
Claudia Gerards
27/02/2020
13 minutes to read

Carnival in the Netherlands is a weird tradition for many, but not for kebab man Bülent Arpaci. How did a small town in Northern-Limburg react to his Turkish carnival song, written in the local dialect?

K-pop, K-pop fandom, Twitter

The K-Pop Fandom on Twitter

Article
Lola Vos
31/05/2019
17 minutes to read

K-Pop fans can now be found all over the world. Due to the mass organized fan actions, traditions, and complicated language, the K-Pop fandom sets itself apart from other fandoms. In this article I look at K-Pop fans on Twitter as a cultural niche.

Is muziek de nieuwe religie?

Article
Martin Hoondert
14/11/2018
3 minutes to read

Martin Hoondert stelt zich de vraag of muziek de 'nieuwe religie' is? Hedendaagse componisten schuwen het gebruik van religie in hun muziek niet, zo blijkt uit onder meer de programmering van November Music, het festival voor nieuwe muziek. 

Flag Moment at Ultra Miami

Music tourism

Article
Kasia Zaleska
21/01/2019
11 minutes to read

Among the new tourism trends that have been caused by globalization is music tourism. Nowadays, people will travel great distances to see their favorite artist or to escape their daily life. What motivates these festivalgoers?

Eurovision as a platform for international politics

Article
Anouk Smeets
24/03/2020
15 minutes to read

This article examines how the Eurovision Song Contest can become a platform for contestants to make political statements through their performances and the curation of their identities.

K-pop, kpop

Master-nims and K-pop's social media empire

Article
My Pham
10/02/2020
13 minutes to read

This short article digs into the case of K-pop and its master-nims. It introduces this new cultural power from Asia and its online strategy.