Music the artform and artists

The Brazilian Guitarist Beloved By Musicians Around The World

Guitarist and composer Guinga is a popular songwriter in Brazil: his songs have been recorded by the likes of superstar Elis Regina and he's a favorite of musicians around the world like Michel Legrand and Sergio Mendes.

NPR

10 influential African musicians of the 2010s

African popular music has shown a new vibrancy this decade, capturing diverse musical styles and transcending borders to become one of the hottest topics among fans and industry professionals alike.

Music in Africa

Black, white, avant-garde, atheist – how did choirs become so cool?

From experimental sonic meditations to singing sessions for the homeless, there’s a new spirit of inclusiveness in choirs – and you don’t even need a good voice to join

The Guardian

How Isaac Hayes Changed Soul Music

Isaac Hayes’s legacy remains elusive. Even now, over a decade after the singer’s death, there is still no biography of him.

The New Yorker

Comment rap et hip-hop réinventent les codes linguistiques

Alors que leur musique gagne en popularité un peu partout à travers le monde, les rappeurs et artistes hip-hop composent de nouveaux codes linguistiques, mélangent les langues les unes aux autres, abattant au passage préjugés et frontières.

Le Monde

[email protected] Africa Songwriting Contest

[email protected] Africa consortium launches a contest to select a song that addresses the themes of intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity.

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The Shimmering Magnificence of Jessye Norman

When Jessye Norman was ten years old, she heard a recording of the great African-American contralto Marian Anderson singing Brahms's "Alto Rhapsody".

The New Yorker

Naa Music – What’s Unique about it

Naa Music is a very unique type of music that’s very popular in India, but if you aren’t from there, chances are that you’ve never heard about it.

Chart Attack

Tibetan Musical Notation Is Beautiful

As in sacred music in the West, Tibetan music has complex systems of musical notation and a long history of written religious song.

Open Culture


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