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Music the artform and artists

Rediscovering the forgotten sounds of Somalia

Founded to sing patriotic songs by the government’s Ministry of Interior in 1978 — the height of the Somali-Ethiopian border conflict — peacetime presented a crisis of identity.

Arab News

Meet the under-40 musicians who are making classical instruments cool

A cadre of performers under 40 are doing their best to keep instruments such as the violin, piano and cello front and center in music lover's minds.

USA Today

Meet Spain’s Most Streamed Artist And No, It’s Not Rosalía

There’s a new name bubbling up in the Spanish music landscape and we’d better learn it well and fast: Morad.


Georges Brassens nous rend heureux

Troubadour égaré dans le siècle des machines, Brassens nous a légué une œuvre à l’écart du consensus et de la place publique, synthèse de l’argot de rue, du Moyen-Âge et du classicisme français. P

France Culture

Metal: de música de nicho a fenómeno de masas

Como muchas otras variantes del rock, el metal surgió desde el mundo "underground" y fue acaparando atención masiva con el paso de los años.


IMC Hidden Treasures Mixtape

Since 1955, among the 600+ composers selected and recommended at the International Rostrum of Composers, only 47 were women, representing roughly 7% of the total. The Hidden Treasures Mixtape offers the opportunity to (re)discover hidden gems composed by women and offer them the recognition they deserv(ed).

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Yaadt music, a people’s expression

The history of yaadt music, a sound born in the Cape and its surrounding towns, is shrouded in obscurity and erasure – just like the history of the people to whom it belongs. It is made in communion. As a sound, yaadt is rooted in muscle-memory and expressed in action.

Cape Town Etc

10 Latin Music Stories That Changed the Game in 2020

The past year was tough, agonizing and unprecedented. But in terms of music, 2020 was our Latin year.


5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Flute

It’s an instrument based on the most fundamental sign of life: breath. Listen to the best music ever written for it.

The New York Times

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