Music the artform and artists

65th International Rostrum of Composers

A flagship project of the International Music Council (IMC), the IRC was launched in 1954 and will be hosted this year for the first time in Hungary, co-organized with Bartok Radio – MTVA.

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¡Que Viva la Música Latina!

In 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts launched its annual National Heritage Fellowship award program, putting a major spotlight on renowned traditional artists from across the United States and its territories.

Smithsonian Folkways

How Nigerian pop stole Fuji praise-singing

There is an intersection between juju maestro Ebenezer Obey’s 1972 number dedicated to "Board Members" and QDot Alagbe’s 2018 mention of "Egbe Inumidun" in 'Ijo Gelede'.

Music in Africa

The independent zine telling the authentic story of UK underground music

TRENCH’s passionate coverage of grime, hip hop, and newer genres like drill is driven by its founders’ fundamental belief in DIY culture.

Dazed

How the iconic music of 2001: A Space Odyssey came to be

“Before the MGM brass flew in, Kubrick said, ‘Get this much money and buy all the classical music you can find downtown.’”

Vox

Les années fastes du folk

Dans les années 60, un courant «trad», souvent régionaliste et contestataire, essaime en France autour de figures comme Alan Stivell ou Malicorne. Jusqu’à l’arrivée du punk.

Libération

A Guide to Northern Mexico’s Thriving Psych Scene

Historically, northern Mexico has the distinction of being the most fertile region in the country in terms of music, so it’s no surprise that some of the best psych bands currently playing come from there.

Remezcla

A Wunderkind at 100

Leonard Bernstein prophesied an American classical music; his disillusionment and disappointments mirrored the nation’s.

The Weekly Standard

Four radical and radically original pieces of music that blew up the modernist status quo in 1968

It all somehow happened around the same time. And to a significant, if little acknowledged extent, the Bay Area was the stimulus for much of its mind-set.

Los Angeles Times


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