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Music the artform and artists

A new crop of South Asians is redefining the UK's underground music scene

Toppling the very structures that have so far alienated them from mainstream clubs, UK's inclusive collectives are building robust communities on the back of a unique culture of sound.


Fleetwood Mac: after its 926 weeks on the chart, who’s still buying Rumours?

As it turns 45, the drug-fuelled breakup classic is outselling almost everyone on vinyl thanks to its frank songwriting, enduring virality and the patronage of Harry Styles.

The Guardian

7 Arab Hip-Hop Artists Egyptians Should Pay More Attention To

The hip-hop scene seems to be most dominant in Egypt, with singers such as Marwan Moussa, Wegz, and other artists topping the Spotify wrapped status. However, long before these artists were in the picture – as far back as 12 years ago – the hip-hop scene was flourishing in other countries in the MENA region.

Egyptian Streets

La Rumba congolaise, la musique de l'indépendance (et de la SAPE)

La rumba congolaise a intégré le patrimoine immatériel de l’humanité fin 2021 : le signe de l’importance de ce style musical dans l’histoire des musiques mondiales. Ses chants en lingala, ses guitares électriques et ses "rois de la SAPE” ont marqué le XXe siècle.

France Musique

Janis Joplin: una voz prodigiosa, una vida corta marcada por los excesos y un legado que se mantiene intacto

La maravillosa y breve vida de Janis Joplin ocurrió allá lejos y hace tiempo. Pero su figura se convirtió en mito casi en el mismo momento de su muerte. Acaso, por su importante contribución musical.

La Nación

How Arabic nahda music is experiencing a revival

When Lebanese businessman and music composer Kamal Kassar acquired the Abdel Aziz al Anani Arab Music collection, upon the recommendation of music historian and author Frederic Lagrange, the idea for a foundation committed to preserving traditional Arab music was born.

The National

Taylor Swift v Damon Albarn: why the idea of the lone songwriter is outdated

Damon Albarn, the lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz, has recently been criticised for his “outdated” views of modern songwriting.

The Conversation

Out of the Box

Music is indelibly linked to space and place. Those elements can shape, structure, and define our listening and performance practices.

New Music Box

Burna Boy, le Nigérian qui fait danser la planète

Les artistes internationaux s’arrachent ses collaborations et ses concerts font salle comble en Europe. Mais c’est d’abord au Nigeria que Burna Boy a construit son succès.

Le Monde

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