Music the artform and artists

How this African beat spread through Latin America

It all started in a small village in Colombia.

Vox

Are the Best Music Videos Actually Movies?

From David Bowie to Britney Spears, musicians have long been elevating their music videos to a cinematic art form.

Garage

How Movie Soundtracks Won the Year in Music

There hasn’t been a soundtrack in a long time that was a real soundtrack and not just put together,” Kendrick Lamar told me about the music he created and produced for the superhero smash Black Panther.

Vanity Fair

It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It: Evolving the Concert Experience

OK, before we talk about our audience, let’s step back a moment and talk about the classical music concert experience.

New Music Box

‘I hate playing this song’: when rock stars go disco

Nowadays, even Noel Gallagher takes it to the dancefloor. But from Rod Stewart to the Beach Boys, moving with the times has had its highs and lows.

The Guardian

Miriam Makeba : devenir chanteuse, malgré l’apartheid

Celle qui deviendra l’égérie du panafricanisme en chansons aurait pu passer à côté de sa destinée. Retour sur une jeunesse enfermée dans les barbelés de l’apartheid.

Pan African Music

How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself

Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out what's great about a culture. That's exactly what Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was when he came to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, an immigrant thrown into a new world and new sounds.

NPR

Jazz in Mexico

When thinking about jazz from Latin America, how often is it that Westerners will think of Mexico?

Jazzwise Mag

What is the world’s hardest singing style?

From Tuvan throat singing to yodelling, which is the hardest to master?

BBC


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