Music the artform and artists

If You Want to Sing Opera, Learn German

According to the opera statistics website Operabase, last year 7,230 opera performances took place in Germany, one-third of the world's total.

Newsweek

Lost & Found in America

Pops concerts these days are an anything-goes experience: video-game nights, the "20 Tenors," your fill-in-the-blank crossover act. But in the first decades of the 20th century, the sensational sound of classical-meets-popular music was all the rage.

WQXR

Tunisie: La Tunisie promeut la paix à travers la musique

Le Festival international d'Hammamet, qui jouit d'une grande popularité en Tunisie, souffle cette années ses cinquante bougies en prônant la paix, la tolérance religieuse et l'unité.

All Africa

Revival Revival

Mid-century Blues obsessives are getting a lot of attention lately.

New Republic

How an Iranian musician took ancient Persian poetry to the top of the U.S. charts

Arriving in New York City at the age of 19 to study music, Hafez Nazeri knew he wanted to do big things.

CNN

All-American African-American Divas

I saw most of the great Broadway stars of the 1960s and also heard many of the top musicians in jazz (Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald), blues, rock and other genres.

WQXR

EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe launched

EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – is a gateway into Europe's festivals specialised in everything cultural. It intends to broaden awareness of what's going on in the festival world and to promote excellence and innovation.

EFA

Not Just Jungle: Opera in Brazil's Amazon Cup City

Inside the Teatro Amazonas, the familiar chords of a signature aria from Bizet's "Carmen" resound among elaborate woodwork and Murano chandeliers.

WQXR

Les MTV Africa Music Awards - L'Afrique anglophone grande gagnante

Les MTV Africa Music Awards, communément appelé les MAMAs sont nés en 2008 sur MTV Networks Africa pour célébrer la musique africaine populaire.

All Africa


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