Music the artform and artists

[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

La musique est bien une langue universelle

La musique serait commune à toute l'humanité. Malgré l'immense diversité de genres et de rythmes que le 4ème art a le pouvoir d'offrir à nos oreilles, toutes les sociétés humaines sont très similairement réceptives aux mêmes sons et musiques.

Sciences et Avenir

What happens to the brain when jazz musicians improvise?

Although musical improvisation—composing new passages on the spot—is not unique to jazz, it’s perhaps the genre’s most defining element.

Futurity

Arabic trap music is taking over the Middle East, so could this give us the region’s first hip-hop star?

From the UAE to Morocco, the hip-hop subgenre has inspired a new generation of artists.

The National

More to the floor: the decade the dancefloor was decolonised

Collectives like NON and Naafi helped to loosen the west’s stranglehold on club culture – and now the most exciting dance music is coming from east Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Guardian

Rock, Pop, and the Development of Avant Garde Music After World War II

Experimental Music Blurred Divisions Between High and Low Art.

Literary Hub


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