Music the artform and artists

Lancement national de la 10e édition du FESPAM avec la participation de l’UNESCO

Au cours de cette cérémonie, la Représentante de l'UNESCO, Mme Ana Elisa de Santana Afonso, en sa qualité de Vice-Présidente du Comité directeur du FESPAM, a salué l'intérêt qu'accorde le Gouvernement congolais à la promotion et au développement des industries culturelles et créatives, comme vecteur de paix et de développement, et a invité les Etats africains et les mécènes à contribuer financièrement à l'organisation de cette édition et à soutenir la participation des artistes musiciens.

UNESCO

Laurie Anderson on scuplting sounds with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and her unique duet machine

Back in the '70s, Laurie Anderson had a lot of fun playing with people's perceptions of what a music piece could be, and by throwing together surreal performance, spoken word tone poems, and abstract synth grooves, she even turned the pop world upside down.

Red Bull Music Academy

Pete Seeger’s New York Roots

The poet Carl Sandburg called him America's tuning fork, and for good reason.

The New York Times

The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs

There are certain figures in jazz history whose iconic status can be telegraphed by a single name: Miles. Billie. Bix. Coltrane. Though there is a deity-like ring to the stand-alone moniker, there's also a suggestion of the intense connection that these artists inspired in fans, and a notion that their messages remain relevant today.

NPR

Tanzanie: La vie polyphonique des wagogo

Dans le centre de la Tanzanie, sur des plateaux de près de 1000 mètres d'altitude, entre les arbustes, les épines d'acacias et quelques baobabs, les gogos sont réputés dans toute la Tanzanie comme étant de redoutables chanteurs et improvisateurs.

France Musique

Jazz & Björk

Strangely, it has become common practice for today's leading jazz musicians to perform and record the music of rock chanteuse Björk .

Jazz.com

Lead Belly: the musician who influenced a generation

"No Lead Belly, no Beatles," George Harrison once said.

The Telegraph

The music and life of the man dubbed 'The Lion of Zimbabwe'

Mapfumo is known as the "Lion of Zimbabwe." Mapfumo got that name for singing songs that challenge and criticize the government of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.

PRI

From Here To Eternity: A Giorgio Moroder Primer

His name is synonymous with a sound defiled in the mainstream almost as much as it's been celebrated, and only once has he reached the U.S. Top 40 with a record released under that moniker.

NPR


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