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Beyoncé Is The 21st Century's Master Of Leveling Up

Since her Destiny's Child days, Bey's ability to project understanding has penetrated and advanced her development as an artist. With this skill anchoring her career, she has been able to nudge her listeners toward the concept of intersectional feminism.


Traditional music in Mozambique

In Mozambique, the implementation of traditional practices after independence was “natural”, given that colonial policies were developed to repress local culture.

Music in Africa

From the ‘Ouff’ to the Pop: What changed in Arabic music

Arabic music underwent three major modifications that resulted in the decrease in importance of classical Arabic music and the rise of what is known today as ‘modern Arabic music’.


Is K-pop the ultimate cultural appropriation, or South Korea improving overseas trends

Cultural appropriation is a common accusation in the music industry, and K-pop groups such as BTS seem to have copied Asian and Western genres. But is it any different to Korea taking overseas technology and improving it?

South China Morning Post

The Unlikely Endurance of Christian Rock

The genre has been disdained by the church and mocked by secular culture. That just reassured practitioners that they were rebels on a righteous path.

The New York Times

Dialectique de la pop musique

Née au début du XXe siècle, la pop musique est omniprésente, souvent qualifiée de légère et peu questionnée...

France Culture

UNPA celebrates International Music Day

The United Nations Postal Administration has issued three mini-sheets of twelve stamps to celebrate International Music Day on 1 October 2018.


Twisting for Solos, the Violist Is a Quartet’s Odd Player Out

There’s not much to look at when a string quartet is playing. Other than the movements that draw sound from the instruments, the scene is relatively static.

The New York Times

Rachid Taha

Was it The Clash that influenced Rachid Taha or Rachid Taha who influenced The Clash? The Algerian-born singer, who has died aged 59, told a story of how he met the punk icons in Paris in 1981.

The Independent

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