During his exploration of Kolkata’s creative communities (“Chaos Theory,” October 2013), writer Eric Weiner was introduced to singer-songwriter Anushree Gupta and was immediately entranced by her music. Her band, Ashmaan, combines traditional acoustic and contemporary electronic elements. On this song, Du Paa,” Gupta is the vocalist, and her collaborator, Sukanti Roy, is the guitarist and sound designer.Photo by TrujilloPaumier.
When the late Gil Scott-Heron recorded “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” in 1970, he could not have anticipated the advent of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter—all indispensable “broadcast” tools in the social uprisings of the Arab Spring. As founding father of political rap, he did, however, understand the power of music as a socio-political force, and he likely would have appreciated both the sound and the fury of Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi’s debut CD Kelmti Horra.
When Darden Smith took his guitar to his daughter’s preschool a decade ago, he had no idea how far the tunes would carry him. In early May, the singer-songwriter found himself writing songs with AIDS and HIV-positive patients and caregivers in a township on the edge of Johannesburg, South Africa, and hearing a freshly minted composition sung back to him on the dirt roads of a village in Botswana.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".