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Music the artform and artists

Turkey’s wondrous world of musical instrument museums

Joining the ranks of the existing impressive musical collections on show across the country, a newly opened musical instrument museum in Bursa shines a light on the wonderful wealth of Turkish instruments.

Daily Sabah

A deep dive into South Asian electronic music

The past few years has seen South Asians across the diaspora attempt to control the narrative on how we are perceived and depicted. In attempting this, an aspect of community has formed where people have huddled together under one umbrella. But, as the diaspora continues to have the spotlight of white gaze shone upon it, creatives back home in South Asia are unfortunately left to clamour for a sliver of the same publicity.

Mix Mag

That magic moment 30 years ago when Nirvana and ‘Nevermind’ forever changed Seattle

It wasn’t an immediate runaway success, but as “Teen Spirit” took off on radio and MTV, it sold and sold. Seattle was ahead of the curve with constant airplay on radio, and some stores temporarily sold out. By the time Nirvana headlined a Halloween concert at the Paramount, “Nevermind” had sales of half a million, and it had taken over Seattle.

The Seattle Times

Kawina, coups d’état et soul en sranan : petite histoire de la musique du Suriname

En 2020, alors que la population surinamaise parvenait finalement à chasser le président Bouterse après un règne d’une décennie, elle célébrait dans le même temps les 45 ans d’indépendance de sa république. L’occasion pour PAM de remonter à l’origine de la musique du pays, façonnée par une intense agitation politique.

Pan African Music

El lado B que también es el lado A: Pioneras de la música electrónica en América Latina

Históricamente la esfera pública ha sido vedada a las mujeres, por ello su participación en la historia de la música, en general, y de la electrónica puntualmente sigue llena de omisiones.

Visiones Sonoras

‘It didn’t adhere to any of the rules’: the fascinating history of free jazz

Given the revolutionary nature of the music, it’s no surprise that many in the field greeted it with such disdain.

The Guardian

10 incredible 20th-century classical works that would change music forever

20th-century music is defined by new, innovative approaches to tone and instrumentation, as much as it is by composers and musicians seeking the most melodious, comforting music possible to try to express human emotion and meaning in a fast-changing and increasingly mechanised world.

Classic FM

Alèmayèhu Eshèté

The singer and songwriter Alèmayèhu Eshèté, who has died aged 80, was one of the stars of the “golden age” of Ethiopian music in the 1960s and early 70s – and then became a cult hero for many western musicians after his music was included in the influential Éthiopiques CD series.

The Guardian

Michael Chapman, six cordes à son art

«It Didn’t Work Out», tout a foiré. Le premier titre de son premier album, le formidable Rainmaker, adoré de son ami David Bowie, aurait pu être un mauvais présage pour la carrière de Michael Chapman.


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