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Phil Spector, démiurge dérangé de la pop

L’homme qui avait voulu donner ses lettres de noblesse à la pop est mort dans une geôle californienne, à l’âge de 81 ans.

Le Figaro

Sandro, el padre del rock and roll argentino

Sandro nació el 19 de agosto de 1945 en Buenos Aires. Sus padres, Vicente Sánchez e Irma Ocampo, quisieron ponerle el nombre de Sandro, pero las autoridades del Registro Civil no se lo permitieron y por eso lo inscribieron como Roberto Sánchez. Sin embargo, durante toda su carrera se identificó como Sandro o Sandro de América.


African musicians who impressed in 2020

This year has been a difficult one for most creatives, who suffered a big blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the organisational side, concerts, festivals and awards ceremonies were postponed or made the transition to digital, which, in general, yielded less profits for those involved.

Music in Africa

All Alone With a Microphone

In 2020, pop learned how much simple physical proximity affects music, and how to cope with isolation.

New York Times

11 Afro-Brazilian Artists You Should Listen to

These artists prove that the contemporary Afro-Brazilian music scene has never been so plural.

Okay Africa

Élias Rahbani, le gentleman discret de la musique libanaise

Coup de projecteur sur le riche parcours d’un musicien appartenant sans conteste à une famille et une lignée où la musique s’apparente à l’oxygène que l’on respire.

L'Orient-Le Jour

Del Villancico a la Gaita: Venezuela y su música en Navidad

Villancicos, aguinaldos, parrandas, gaitas y todo lo que signifique baile y alegría hacen el marco perfecto para la Navidad en Venezuela, un verdadero abanico de diversidad musical en el último mes del año.

Tele Sur

How did Bad Bunny become the world's biggest pop star?

The superb Puerto Rican vocalist is now the most streamed artist on Spotify globally, but has never had a UK hit – something he’s determined to change.

The Guardian

Lebanon Just Lost One Of Its Musical Prodigies

The multi-instrumentalist is one of Lebanon’s big losses as he’d been the director of Lebanon’s National Conservatory since 2018. But other than just that, Saba was known to link eastern and western music and worked with notable famed musicians.

The 961

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