5 international musicians to check out based on your favorite genre

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Expanding my music taste from beyond the American borders is a decision that I will never regret. Because traveling has been made nearly impossible due to the pandemic, I’ve found that listening to music from other countries and cultures is the perfect way to explore the world in the comfort of my own home. Here are five international music recommendations if you’re desperately looking for an escape from the country through the magic of music.
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Pandemic Pastimes

From gardening to baking bread, quarantine has left folks with ample time to pick up hobbies. College students have been no exception. Here’s a look at two students — a 3D-printing guru and an aspiring Bay Area rapper — and the pastimes they’ve developed since the onset of the pandemic.
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88rising makes hip-hop its own at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

On Oct. 31, music from hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and Run The Jewels was relegated to background music for 88rising’s final stop on the “88 Degrees and Rising” tour. Focused on but not limited to representing Asian and Asian American artists, the part-media company, part-record label set out on tour in September.
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