Music the artform and artists

7 of the best alternative ways to experience classical music

The classical music industry feels as vibrant and exciting as ever – and to embrace the buzz, people are staging concerts in all kinds of weird and wonderful places...

Classic FM

Top 10 des meilleurs classiques de la musique congolaise

À l'occasion de la Fête nationale de la RDC le 30 juin, nous vous proposons une sélection des classiques de rumba et soukous qui ont marqué la musique congolaise de l’indépendance à aujourd’hui.

Music in Africa

IMC Music Rights Award: Laureate Announced!

The International Music Council (IMC) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Music Rights Award is given to the Scoil Úna Naofa Violin & Orchestra Project from Dublin, Ireland. Come and meet them the 6th IMC World Forum on Music in Paris!

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Are We Done With Genre Yet?

It’s easy for musicians to become trapped in the strictures of genre or style. How many times has an orchestra or chamber group been accused of playing Beethoven “too romantically” or a historical performance ensemble of failing to adhere to some anachronism or another?

San Francisco Classical Voice

Ariana Grande Was Updating Pop. Then Billie Eilish Came Along.

Concerts by the two superstars show just how fast the shape of pop is changing.

The New York Times

Nepal dances to the growing beat of hip-hop

When hip-hop appeared three decades ago, Nepali listeners frowned upon the new genre and termed it the “music of drug addicts and weed smokers.”

Asia Times

Jazz & Choirs, la belle histoire

Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden, Tigran Hamasyan... Quelques exemples parmi d’autres de réussites du jazz en plein chœur.

France Musique

How a boy band from South Korea became the biggest in the world

Beatlemania, the intense fan frenzy directed towards the fab foursome, was gripping America and the group's performance at the Ed Sullivan Theater was punctuated by fervent screaming from the studio audience. In May 2019, over 55 years later, another band of foreigners played the same theater.


How Gil Scott-Heron made way for a generation of rap revolutionaries

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we look back at the exceptional legacy of the poet, musician, and novelist.


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