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ARC Music celebrates 35 years of dedication to world music


If you are subscribed to our newsletter you will have seen that ARC Music is celebrating a birthday this month.

In November 1976, ARC Music started as one-man operation by Horst Tubbesing, selling Bolivian music out of the back of his car, a Citroen 2CV. Having come an incredibly long way since then, this month ARC Music celebrates 35 years of dedication to world music.

You can read the full story here.

To celebrate this milestone achievement, we are offering 2 fantastic giveaways.

Sampler:

Here is your chance to download a FREE 35th anniversary sampler, including 19 tracks from some of our most exciting releases over the years. There’s no catch, we just want you to enjoy the music. If you discover some new music that you love in the process, our job is done.

Fans in the US can download the sampler from Amazon at the following link:

Competition:

To celebrate turning 35 years old we would like to give you the chance to win 35 CDs of your choice from the ARC Music catalogue.

To enter, simply replace the numbers in the sentence below with the correct words. Clues to where you can find these words are listed below. Think of it as an online treasure hunt…

Simply use the search function on our homepage to find the applicable ARC Music album, and follow the clue to find the word.

(Hint: holding down Ctrl and clicking here will open up the ARC Music Shop in a new tab, which will make it easier to search and come back straight back here for the next question.)

Here is the sentence:

[1] [2] that which [3] be [4] and on which it is impossible to be [5]” – [6]

And here are the clues:

  • [1] The first word in the title of the album with the catalogue number EUCD2146

  • [2] 3rd word in the description of the CD ‘Love Songs of the World’ (EUCD1699)

  • [3] The 2nd word in the English translation of the song “Bilako na zhuvau” (album: ‘Hungarian Gypsy Music’ by Ternipe)

  • [4] The 7th word in the description of the album ‘Morocco – Traditional Songs and Music’ by Nour Eddine.

  • [5] First word in the English translation of the song “Kebrieaa Samet” from the album ‘Flamenco Arabe (EUCD1785)

  • [6] Well done, you have completed the phrase. But who said it? The French romantic writer who said this shares his name with the artist on the ARC Music album ‘Tropical Gangster’. Who is he?

Now, to enter the competition simply send an email to info@arcmusic.co.uk with the full quote and its originator in the subject line.

The lucky winner will be announced on 30th November.

Good luck!

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