Music the artform and artists

The magnificent Mabi Thobejane, master South African drummer

Mabi was raised in the township of Mamelodi near the capital city Pretoria, where he absorbed the rural, neo-traditional, urban folk and Sepedi jive drum and dance-song forms that commingled in the streets and backyards.

Music in Africa

Sawt to nagazi: seven traditional music genres from the Arabian Gulf

For such a fast-moving, future-focused region, the Gulf has a long and storied musical history. The genres, some of which date back to the 16th century, exemplify the best attributes of the region.

The National

The controversial music that is the sound of global youth

In the last decade, drill music has become ever more popular while inspiring debates over its links to violence. Now the rap sound is flourishing in many continents.

BBC

Musique et instruments des temps anciens

Quels sont les instruments sonores de la Préhistoire et de l'Egypte ancienne et dans quel contexte jouait on de la musique ?

France Inter

La realidad de la industria del K-pop

En los últimos años el K-pop (pop coreano) ha empezado a tener cada vez más popularidad e influencia en Occidente. Grupos como por ejemplo BTS o BlackPink cuentan con millones de reproducciones en sus videoclips, con números que incluso han llegado a romper grandes récords mundiales, superando a artistas como Ariana Grande o Taylor Swift.

La Vanguardia

La música latina podría sonar muy diferente en 2021

No es secreto que la música latina, en específico la urbana, domina en las listas de reproducciones y no solo reina en América Latina, sino más allá de nuestro continente.

CNN

What Is Asian American Music, Really?

Seeking more than representation, a critic tries to make sense of a fragmented, disparate musical tradition.

Pitchfork

From Hardcore to Harajuku

To understand the origins of the scene, we need to look at the history of its parent subculture: emo. Despite emo music originating from the mid-’80s’ Washington D.C. hardcore scene, the earliest signs of the emo subculture were seen around San Diego in the mid-’90s, with emo and screamo bands like Heroin, Antioch Arrow, and Swing Kids.

Pop Matters

Desi on the Dancefloor

Filmed across several months, the documentary primarily follows the story of Kotwani and Anu as she comes to India on tour and visits the country for the first time, and features interviews with other women artists in the Indian scene, touching on themes of mental health, spirituality, overcoming racial and patriarchal prejudice and the impact music has had on their lives.

Fact Mag


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