Music the artform and artists

Decolonizing our music

Colonization rears its ugly head whenever there is “globalization.” In the 1500s, several European nations were aggressively globalizing, especially Spain, and especially in the Americas.

New Music Box

Rostrum+: IRCLive!

The programme is the result of a one year creative process steered by Ulrich Hauschild, Director of BOZAR MUSIC, through an initial one-day workshop and continued monitoring throughout the academic year.

Rostrum+

Just Why Does New Music Need Champions?

The implication is that new music is a specialty, some kind of cerebral sideline in danger of languishing but for the efforts of advocates.

The New York Times

Five Titans of Japanese Video Game Music

Some of Japan’s most significant composers in the field.

Red Bull Music Academy

Violon, la transversalité fertile

Moins connu que le saxophone, le piano ou la batterie, le violon semble évoluer dans les marges de l’histoire du jazz.

Citizen Jazz

Namibia: Putting the Country on the World Music Map

Hands up anyone who has ever heard music from Namibia! This large corner of Southern Africa seems to have dropped off the world music map, but that may be changing.

All Africa

How a Mariachi Band Gave Life to These Leonard Cohen Deep Cuts

When Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this year, many applauded the fact that the committee decided to recognize a songwriter as part of the art form.

Red Bull Music Academy

Film-score master Ennio Morricone reflects on the good, better, and best-yet of a 60-year career

It is happily surprising to find that a man who has penned 600 compositions in a professional career of 60 years - hence the Morricone 60 title for the album out Friday - can still take delight in rehearing or reconfiguring his classics.

Philly

How Newark became one of the greatest jazz cities in the world

History has defined the New Jersey city as a hub for a host of jazz musicians from Sarah Vaughan to Christian McBride, and it remains a vibrant destination for fans of the genre.

The Guardian


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