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Music the artform and artists

70 años de Charly García: una historia de la música

Nacido el 23 de octubre de 1951 en el barrio porteño de Caballito, su vida resume el devenir de la música popular argentina de las últimas cinco décadas.

Río Negro

67th International Rostrum of Composers

A flagship project of the International Music Council (IMC), the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) will be held this year for the first time in Belgrade, Serbia, following the invitation of our partner, Radio Television of Serbia – Radio Belgrade.

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The Rise of Latin and Reggaeton Influence in US Pop Music

Lines between genres are often blurred in music from all over the Americas, revealing that modern musical culture cannot be confined to exclusive boxes.

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Hit songs rely on increasing “harmonic surprise” to hook listeners

Hip-hop artist Childish Gambino (aka actor Donald Glover) made a splash in 2018 with the release of his Grammy-winning hit single, "This Is America." With its stark, sudden shifts between choral melodies in major chords and menacing percussive elements drawn from the trap subgenre, the song constantly defies the listener's expectations throughout.

Ars Technica

Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer of Dragon Quest, dies at 90

Sugiyama, who composed music for the hit video game franchise since its release in 1986, is considered to have played a key role in its boom and establishing the genre of game music with the release of related CDs and orchestral concerts.

The Japan Times

L'histoire de la rumba congolaise est une histoire de croisements multiculturels

Introduire la rumba congolaise au patrimoine immatériel de l’humanité, voilà le souhait, la volonté de deux États voisins : le Congo-Brazzaville et la République démocratique du Congo.


Las diferentes tradiciones de romper con la tradición en música

En efecto, las rupturas de la tradición pueden venir en series consecutivas a cadencias regulares o irregulares o dilatarse eternidades en reaparecer. Sin embargo, tarde o temprano, siempre llega algo o alguien para “romper con la tradición”.

Sonus Litterarum

How Miles Davis electrified jazz

Thirty years after his death, the music of Miles Davis is going strong. Davis defined the sound – and sounds – of modern jazz like no other in the way he integrated the electrical instrumentation of genres like rock, funk and soul. He is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, in any genre.

The Conversation

Turkey’s wondrous world of musical instrument museums

Joining the ranks of the existing impressive musical collections on show across the country, a newly opened musical instrument museum in Bursa shines a light on the wonderful wealth of Turkish instruments.

Daily Sabah

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