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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Brazil, Uruguay and Antarctica.

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Listening Clubs Tantalize London’s Audiophiles

Listening Clubs Tantalize London’s Audiophiles

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Clubs with rarefied hi-fi equipment have become a mecca for listeners who crave an emotional connection to music.
Found in Ecuador: A Time Capsule for the Ears

Found in Ecuador: A Time Capsule for the Ears

THE NEW YORK TIMES: After his grandfather’s death, a music producer finds a trove of almost perfectly preserved audiotapes representing a vital chapter of Ecuador’s musical history.
Virtual Reality takes center stage at Sónar+D

Virtual Reality takes center stage at Sónar+D

MONOCLE 24 / I CARE IF YOU LISTEN: Barcelona’s annual Sónar electronic music festival has spun off into a parallel innovation congress, which showcased emerging VR technology this year.
Why Is Buenos Aires Waging a War on Electronic Music?

Why Is Buenos Aires Waging a War on Electronic Music?

VICE / THUMP: Drug-related deaths at Time Warp Argentina sparked a city-wide ban on electronic music, but locals are skeptical about the government’s ability to fix a broken system.
Singing to Be Heard, Behind Bars in Mexico

Singing to Be Heard, Behind Bars in Mexico

THE NEW YORK TIMES: “La Voz Penitenciaría” is a national competition that aims to help reintegrate prisoners into society.
Spanish orchestra fights with the weapon of music

Spanish orchestra fights with the weapon of music

MONOCLE 24 / ROADS & KINGDOMS: Madrid’s rabble-rousing Solfónica has become an iconic voice of rebellion at protests that have swept through Spain in recent years.
Occupy São Paulo

Occupy São Paulo

VOCATIV: An army of artists took over a huge tower block and created their own cultural center in the spirit of open collaboration – but that didn't stop authorities from trying to kick them out.
La Yegros and the rise of electro-cumbia

La Yegros and the rise of electro-cumbia

MONOCLE 24: In recent years, electro music has morphed from a niche subculture into a global movement – and Latin America’s buzzing scene is emerging as a creative force. One artist making her mark in Europe is La Yegros, an Argentine singer who mixes traditional rhythms with heavy bass and poignant lyrics.
The Nuyorican Revolution

The Nuyorican Revolution

NARRATIVELY: For half a century, spoken-word savants have seized their roots and given a voice to the Puerto Ricans of New York, creating a dynamic literary movement that continues to evolve in the city's shifting cultural landscape.
Family of slain Chilean singer seeks justice in US

Family of slain Chilean singer seeks justice in US

AP: The family of Victor Jara claims to have solved the 40-year-old mystery of who killed the revered folk singer during Chile’s 1973 coup.
Cultures collide at Cumbre Tajín folk festival

Cultures collide at Cumbre Tajín folk festival

MONOCLE 24: The Cumbre Tajín festival celebrates indigenous identity, combining scores of cultural activities with a distinctly popular musical lineup. Traditional folk dances share a stage with the likes of Fatboy Slim – but does this formula work?
Loft Chronicles

Loft Chronicles

THE WIRE: Minimalist composer Phill Niblock has been living in his Chinatown loft since the late 1960s – and curating concerts there for almost as long.