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80 travel features tagged “Music”


Cantonese opera returns to Hong Kong

A fledgling movement to revive the traditional Hong Kong art form has picked up speed with the recent opening of the Yau Ma Tei Theatre, a centre featuring young opera artists.
Read more… 13 August 2012


Rock around the clock in Buenos Aires

The best small clubs and bars where Argentine rock bands battle to make a name for themselves.
Read more… 11 July 2012

The Passport blog

A massive UK music fest in Hackney

In East London, the Hackney Weekend (23 and 24 June) will feature some of the biggest acts on the planet, all just a shot put throw from the Olympic venues.
Read more… 18 June 2012

America’s country music heartland

Drive through some of the great American landscapes described in bluegrass and country music songs, and explore Tennessee and Virginia where the music lives on today.
Read more… 24 May 2012

Exploring America’s bluegrass belt

From Nashville’s legendary studios to the misty foothills of the Appalachians, America’s musical heartland still welcomes pilgrims from afar.
24 May 2012

The Passport blog

Tidal sounds on the River Tyne

Newcastle’s musical pedigree has been bolstered recently with the arrival of ~Flow – a floating watermill that uses the tides on the River Tyne to create music.
Read more… 30 April 2012

The Passport blog

The world’s best record shops

Celebrate International Record Store Day with five independent shops that should be on every musically-inclined traveller’s itinerary.
Read more… 19 April 2012

The Passport blog

A gig-goer’s guide to Austin 2012 SXSW

Running from 9 to 18 March, the epic music, film and interactive festival has a cast of thousands and a schedule to test the mettle of the most party-hardy reveller.
Read more… 08 March 2012

Worldwide Weird

A symphony of ships in Montreal

Every winter, visitors are treated to a portside concert of foghorns and whistles played by shipping boats frozen in the St Lawrence River.
Read more… 27 February 2012

Beyond the Headlines

The birthplace of jazz

How New Orleans became the breeding ground for a uniquely American art form.
Read more… 24 February 2012

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