Music the artform and artists

Afrobeats: A global sound

The beat-heavy, electronic music from Nigeria has been gaining a global fan base and is a point of pride across Africa. It’s also finally helping local artists make real money. But is Afrobeats establishing a path to global domination that other genres can follow, or is an entire continent being reduced to one country’s signature sound?

Quartz

How These Composers Are Helping Diversify The Field

As Hollywood pushes for diversity in film scoring, these composers are paving the way by forming and partaking in new initiatives.

Billboard

Paddy Moloney: The man who put Irish music on the map

It's the group that, according to the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, put Irish music "on the map".

BBC

Jordi Savall et l'art de l’improvisation

Le célèbre musicien catalan, gambiste, chef d’orchestre et compositeur, Jordi Savall a fêté ses 80 ans le 1er août 2021. Depuis des décennies, il étudie et interprète un large répertoire allant du Moyen Âge au baroque.

France Musique

La historia de A-ha: el falsete de los guaperas "nazis" que llenaron las carpetas adolescentes en los 80

El éxito de 'Take on me', impulsado por la voz de Morten Harket, les convirtió en el epítome de la música de aquella década y en modelo para Coldplay.

El Mundo

The Best Jazz Musicians Of All-Time

Looking for a starting place in your journey into jazz? This list of the best jazz musicians includes some of the essential voices of the genre.

U discover music

A Not So Untold History of Latin American Women in Early Electronic Music

Key works of electronic music history that emerge from a Western context often neglect pioneers coming from or operating in their »periphery,« even when adopting explicitly feminist lenses.

CTM Festival

Meet 3 unsung, pioneering heroes of music whose names you probably didn’t know

Chances are you’ve never heard the name Vasili Arkhipov, but he could be the reason you’re alive. Back during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he stopped his commander from accidentally firing nukes on the US when things heated up. It’s possible that he prevented the entire planet from plunging into a nuclear war. Talk about an unsung hero.

Global News

Sabah Fakhri, passeur de la musique arabe traditionnelle

Interprète et passeur légendaire de la musique arabe traditionnelle, le ténor syrien Sabah Fakhri est mort mardi 2 novembre à Damas, à l’âge de 88 ans. La voix puissante de cet homme petit et rond, capable d’exalter son public, aura marqué des générations, de la Tunisie au Proche-Orient.

Le Monde


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