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Music the artform and artists

‘Music is my journey’: Brazil’s Milton Nascimento bids farewell to the stage

As Nascimento nears his ninth decade of life, the inimitable Afro-Brazilian vocalist is preparing to retire from the stages that have made him one of South America’s most venerated troubadours.

The Guardian

How Niwel Tsumbu is reimagining Congolese folk songs with his polyphonic guitar fusion

Growing up in Kinshasa, Tsumbu was first exposed to traditional Congolese music at church. At the same time, he was absorbing western classical composers such as Beethoven and Vivaldi over the radio.


How BTS Became One of the Most Popular Bands in History

In an age of despair and division, a boy band from South Korea remixed the rules of pop and created a fandom bigger than Beatlemania.

The New Yorker

Tanzanie, Comores : Le twarab est en voies

En Tanzanie comme aux Comores, le genre poursuit son évolution, et s’hybride aujourd’hui au jazz ou au rap, comme à la rumba.

Pan African Music

El Theremin: el instrumento que revolucionó la historia de la música

Su creador, el físico ruso León Theremin, ideó también aparatos de espionaje usados durante la Guerra Fría, fue víctima del destierro stalinista, y le abrió camino a la música electrónica.


Where Is Jazz Most at Home?

The genre has long been filled with tension between mainstream outlets and the spaces in which the music is most likely to grow.

The New York Times

Dave Smith: synth prophet

‘Legend’ can be an overused term, but there can be no argument when applying this description to synth pioneer Dave Smith. Here we trace his influential career...

Music Radar

6 Electronic Pioneers That Helped Mexico Become an Avant-Garde Haven

From ambient to hard techno, and everything in between, Mexico currently has one of the healthiest electronic music scenes in the world. Whether they adhere to the strict rules of subgenres or bend them to their will by adding folk and regional sounds into the mix, Mexico has been providing amazing electronic music to the world.


La K-pop : un phénomène musical au-delà des frontières

La K-pop, ou pop sud-coréenne, a fêté ses 30 ans en avril dernier. L’occasion de revenir sur cette révolution musicale, qui a su conquérir la scène internationale.


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