Official: List of Artists and Songs for next Jogovision Song Contest

The following is the official list of participating countries, performers, and songs for the next Jogovision Song Contest. Country Artist Song Language English Translation Argentina Nieve y Niebla Nací Para Boogie Spanish I Was Born To Boogie Australia Keylime Meringue Don’t You Know It’s You I Like? English — China (PRC) Jìng Lin 美丽的国家 (MěilìContinue reading “Official: List of Artists and Songs for next Jogovision Song Contest”

The variety in pop music on Egyptian radio

I have begun working on an Arabic-style pop song–I wanted to write something not too traditional but not too Western-sounding, either.  I began by looking at Middle Eastern scales; not microtonal ones, but ones like the Phrygian dominant (e.g., C Db E F G Ab Bb C), similar to the Hijaz-Nahawand maqam in Arabic music.  I then wentContinue reading “The variety in pop music on Egyptian radio”