Music the artform and artists

'So flawed and problematic': why the term 'world music' is dead

Artists, record labels and even this month’s Womad festival agree that the term is outdated. Is there a better way to market music from across the globe?

The Guardian

"Only about the music"

Southeast Asia's underground is in a golden era.

Mix Mag

Beyond 'African music': sounds from a diverse continent

From Botswanan heavy metal to Tanzanian singeli, the music coming from Africa is as diverse and vibrant as the nations and cultures it is home to.

National Geographic

8 Women who invented American Popular Music

Their music spans blues, jazz, country, gospel and salsa; it travelled from the tent show to the concert hall.

NPR

Woodstock a 50 ans

Voici l'histoire d'un festival aussi mythique que catastrophique.

Konbini

Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey

From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, here’s where to rock the casbah.

National Geographic

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

While classical institutions usually bemoan the aging audience, Eric Whitacre’s fan base is squarely in the prized demographic of 18- to 30-year-olds.

PRI

Famo music in Lesotho

The famo music genre emerged in the 1920s in the mines of South Africa, where many Basotho men worked as migrant labourers due to the lack of employment opportunities in their own country.

Music in Africa

The Ambient Influence on Contemporary Music

If music is about sounds coordinated in time, moving from the present moment to the future until there is nothing left, then perhaps ambient music is the archetypal music.

VAN


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