Music the artform and artists

Four radical and radically original pieces of music that blew up the modernist status quo in 1968

It all somehow happened around the same time. And to a significant, if little acknowledged extent, the Bay Area was the stimulus for much of its mind-set.

Los Angeles Times

‘We Don’t Perform for People, We Perform for the Gods’

A community has formed around Chinese opera in Thailand, preserving one of the oldest dramatic art forms in the world.

The New York Times

Nigeria : à Lagos, les musiciens virent leur Kuti

La mégalopole fourmille de nouveaux talents qui chantent leur désir de réussite, tels Wizkid et Davido. Une afropop moins revendicative que libératrice, aux aspirations contestataires bien éloignées de celles de Fela Kuti, leur illustre prédécesseur militant.


Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

How a Russian Jewish lullaby turned into the anthem of the forgotten men and women of our country


The Lost Classics

A great deal is known about Greek instruments. Some archaeological remains have been found, mostly of pipes, and occasionally even of lyres.

History Today

Making opera a living art form, not a museum art form

That term “a living art form” translates into three things: new works, new artists and new audiences.


Saudi Arabias Bootleg Music Shops

Saudi’s cassette shops had a distinctive smell, of scorched plastic and desert dust.


Kendrick Lamar, premier rappeur à remporter le prix Pulitzer de musique

L'Américain, considéré comme le porte-parole de la communauté Afro-américaine, a reçu la récompense pour son album DAMN. Une première pour un artiste hors musique classique ou jazz.

Le Figaro

Separated by the war, reunited by music: Syrian troupe keeps heritage alive

A troupe of musicians separated by the Syrian civil war is carrying on the Arab musical heritage through concerts performed in their new Jordanian home.


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