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Music the artform and artists

Meet the Man Recreating Ancient Musical Instruments Lost to Time

Tharun Sekar’s creations include the yazh, a harp-like instrument played in India 2,000 years ago.

Atlas Obscura

10 Essential Dizzy Gillespie Recordings

He loved the nickname “Dizzy,” and he did everything he could to live up to it. The hyperactive stage antics, the puffed cheeks, the distinctive bent trumpet—it all fed into his persona as a showman. Yet John Birks Gillespie was anything but dizzy.

Jazz Times

Julian Lloyd Webber: The rich world of African classical music

Musician Rebeca Omordia has spent years unearthing the classical music of a whole continent, culminating in the hugely successful African Concert Series.

The Guardian

Astor Piazzolla aurait 100 ans

Bandéoniste de génie, le compositeur argentin visionnaire, longtemps décrié dans son pays, a laissé une œuvre aussi colossale que magistrale, qui transcende les genres. Retour sur une carrière où génie musical et émotion sont intimement liés.

Télérama

Las gafas de sol más famosas de la música

Las ovaladas de Kurt Cobain, las redondeadas de John Lennon, las de colores de Bono o las de excesivos colores de J Balvin, Ozuna o Bad Bunny. Así han cambiado (y definido la estética musical) las gafas de sol más famosas del mundo.

Revista GQ

A beginner’s guide to identifying a Stradivarius

When you look at an instrument for the first time, there is a sort of mental checklist, unconscious or deliberate, that usually starts with ‘How old is it?’ It can be astonishing to hear someone state with conviction that an instrument was made ‘between 1760 and 1780’, say.

The Strad

Thai and Vietnamese pop music is surging across Asia

Thai and Vietnamese pop music – T-pop and V-pop – once mostly kept to their nations’ shores. Today, both countries’ artists are making waves in Asia and beyond.

South China Morning Post

Top SA house songs of 2021

Despite the dominance of amapiano, South African house music remains popular in the country, with top artists like Black Coffee, Master KG, Prince Kaybee and Themba pushing the dance genre forward.

Music in Africa

L’afrobeat, une pulsation nigériane devenue planétaire

Si la musique est l’arme du futur, selon Fela, alors celle inventée par le chanteur nigérian au début des années 1970 a la puissance de feu d’une arme automatique. Symbole d’une lutte frontale contre les injustices et pour les droits, l’afrobeat n’a pas seulement séduit les populations d’Afrique, il est aussi devenu un genre pratiqué sur tous les continents.

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