Music the artform and artists

Turning The Tables In Latin Music

The goal is to free the music of women and others who don't fit the dominant straight-white-male paradigm from special categories, and put it at the center, where major conversations about culture cohere.


Nigeria: The Long, Tiring Road to the Grammys for Nigerian Acts

You may be forgiven if you believe that no Nigerian has won the Grammy award. It is untrue.

All Africa

Why Musicians Should Forget The Numbers, Focus On Making Great Music In 2020

You could do everything right in music and still not succeed in terms of generating data that shows large numbers of people interacting with your music.


Are Musicians Better Than They Were 30 Years Ago?

Because the large classical-music institutions are primarily — perhaps unhealthily — focused on old repertory, it’s easy to imagine that skill has remained static.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Nous, musiciennes et Sénégalaises

La rappeuse Moonaya, la chanteuse et guitariste Daba ainsi que la chanteuse traditionnelle mandingue Mamy Kanouté font partie des artistes qui vouent leur vie à la musique, malgré les difficultés.


[email protected] Africa Songwriting Contest: Deadline Extended!

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

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How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

This new year, how about some new music? Music that maybe you've told yourself you really don't like — like opera, hip-hop or country.


Traditional music in Angola

To talk about Angolan traditional music is not so different than other African contexts, where colonialism sought to deny the elements that culturally identified local populations.

Music in Africa

Rachmaninov shines as the most inventive composer in 200 years

A team of theoretical physicists has offered a new appraisal of his work by calculating that the Russian was the most innovative composer of the baroque, classical and romantic eras.

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