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In Full Bloom: Maria Basel Talks About the Therapeutic Power of Songwriting

The singer and pianist from Wuppertal, Maria Basel released her debut record "Bloom", on which she blends classical influences with pop, electronic and RnB. In this week's Introducing feature, she talks about how her classical background shaped her understanding of music and the therapeutic aspect of songwriting. Check out the playlist update with quiet indie folk and pop gems linked below.
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The Miracle Of “Madres”: Sofia Kourtesis On Finding Hope and Her Voice

On her search for hope in times of despair, Peruvian artist Sofia Kourtesis found it in the work of a famous neurosurgeon and her Berlin community. Her first full-length album "Madres" tells the story of her mother's recovery, of finding and nurturing family, and of fighting against homophobia. Norman Fleischer met with Sofia to discuss some of these topics.
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An Introduction to the Parallel Universes of Alt-Pop Singer hemlocke springs

The singer hemlocke springs released her first single "gimme all ur luv" in 2022 via TikTok and it went viral. Now, the alternative pop artist with a unique DIY sound is releasing her debut EP "going...going...GONE!" and speaks to NBHAP about her approach to making music and how life is very much not going as planned. Tune into the collaborative playlist linked below the interview.
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Artistic Exchange At Eye Level: Musicboard’s Co-Creation Residency Programs

The Berliner institution Musicboard Berlin funds a broad range of musical residency programs each year. The Co-Creation Residency encourages creative exchange, collaboration and community building by pairing two artists from different cities. We spoke to project manager Maureen Noe about the structures of the program as well as four artists who participated this year.
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