Donald Glover Releases New Album "ATAVISTA" and Announces Tour
FILE - Donald Glover, who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, performs at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York on June 3, 2017. Childish Gambino has returned with a reimagined album and a new tour announcement. Early Monday morning, Glover posted on X that a new album, “ATAVISTA,” had hit streaming platforms. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Donald Glover Releases New Album "ATAVISTA" and Announces Tour

May 13th, 2024

A singer named Donald Glover has music called Childish Gambino. He has a new music album named "ATAVISTA." It is on the internet. This music is like music he made in 2020 but it is finished now. There are two new songs. Some other singers sing with him in the music. There is a video for one song with some actors and dancers. Glover is going to sing in many places soon. He starts in August and ends in February 2025. He will sing in cities and countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Other singers will sing with him. People can buy tickets on Friday to go and watch him sing.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What is the name of the singer?
. What is the new album called?
. What can people buy on Friday?

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🌐 Cultural context

Donald Glover is an artist in the United States. He releases music under the name Childish Gambino. The United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand are English-speaking countries where concerts are common.

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List of music genres and styles
There are many types of music. People call these types "genres" and "styles". Some types can be close to each other. Big types have smaller groups inside them. Classical music comes from different places. There is music from long ago, like "Medieval music" and music from times like the "Baroque period". There is also "Romantic music" and "Modern" music. Popular music has many kinds. Some are very new and different. There is music that is loud and music that is soft. Some people play music without planning. There is "Psychedelic music" that sounds like dreams. There is Blues, Country, and easy music to listen to. There is Electronic music with computer sounds. Folk music comes from old stories. Hip Hop has fast words and beats. Jazz is smooth and cool. Pop music is what many people like to hear. R&B and Soul music have deep feelings. Rock music is strong and loud. Music can also come from where you live. African music is different from the music in Antarctica. Asian music is not like music from Australia or New Zealand. European music has many kinds, like "Balkan music". People enjoy different music from all over the world.

Music streaming service
Listening to music on the internet is very popular. People can pay to listen to lots of songs anytime they want. Some music websites let you listen for free, but they will show ads. People can find new songs they like. They can also make lists of songs to share with friends. There are even special online radio stations. More people listen to music this way now than before. It is easy and not too expensive. Some singers don't like it because they don't make as much money. A long time ago, you could start listening to music on the computer. Special websites helped singers share their songs. Now, lots of people use these music websites to listen to songs every day.

Effects of the Israel–Hamas war
People in Israel are not happy with their leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. They think he is not doing a good job. Some people in other countries are also looking at what is happening with worry. The United States is trying to help by talking with a country named Qatar. There might be a bigger problem between Israel and Saudi Arabia because of the fighting. Some people think Iran is making trouble, too. Big leaders are worried that the fighting could get worse. They think Israel and Iran could start fighting more. This could make problems for many countries. The country of Ukraine is worried too. They think Russia might use the fighting to make things hard for them. The leader of Russia says the United States is not doing well in the Middle East. He thinks this could change how countries feel about Ukraine. The United States is making new rules to stop money from going to a group named Hamas. Since the fighting started, there have been bad acts against Muslim people and Jewish people in the West.