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Music the artform and artists

6 Asian beatboxers you need to know

Beatboxing is an art form that started when people began imitating the Roland TR808 drum machine, colloquially known as a “beat box”, using only their mouths.

Bandwagon

De Bach à la techno, quand la musique tourne en boucles

Superpositions, variations, répétitions parviennent à produire une sensation d’infini, des chefs-d’œuvre du compositeur baroque aux séquences minimalistes de la musique électronique.

Sciences et Avenir

Un prodigio llamado Ella Fitzgerald

Reticente a hablar de sí misma, Ella fue un misterio en vida y lo siguió siendo tras su muerte en 1996.

El País

'She exists out of time': Umm Kulthum, Arab music's eternal star

With a voice adored by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and millions across the Arab world, Umm Kulthum rejected gender norms with her powerful, political music. But can her 90-minute songs work in a new stage musical?

The Guardian

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Mozart

We asked Mark Hamill, Condoleezza Rice, Mitsuko Uchida and others to pick the music that moves them. Listen to their choices.

The New York Times

Perceptions of Musical Octaves Are Learned, Not Wired in the Brain

Singing experiments with residents of the Bolivian rainforest demonstrate how biology and experience shape the way we hear music.

Quanta Magazine

Riachão, cent ans (ou presque) de samba

Un performer, qui arborait costume, casquette et mocassins blancs, chemise rouge, des bagues à chaque doigt, un chapelet de colliers et une serviette éponge autour du cou, référence à la capoeira oblige, sur scène comme à la ville.

Pan African Music

Ennio Morricone: 6 bandas sonoras inolvidables que el aclamado músico italiano creó para el cine

Con más de 500 temas musicales a lo largo de su carrera, Ennio Morricone fue uno de los compositores más influyentes de la industria del cine.

BBC

Women and singing in Somali culture

From a mother’s lullabies to work songs, folkloric dance lyrics and the famous buraanbur genre, Somali women’s sung poetry conveys messages and stories about their status in society.

Music in Africa


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