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Saturday, May 23, 2015

How Europe changed its tune- 60 years of Eurovision

Classic Eurovision- Domenico Modugno and Volare

My new piece for OpEdge

On Saturday night in the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna the grand final of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest takes place. Twenty-seven countries, not all of European, will compete for the prize, won last year by the Austrian ‘bearded lady’ Conchita Wurst.
Eurovision is more than just a song contest- its history tells us much about the way Europe has changed politically, culturally and economically since the mid-1950s, and how the changes have not always been for the best.

You can read the whole piece here.

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