Music the artform and artists

Miriam Makeba : devenir chanteuse, malgré l’apartheid

Celle qui deviendra l’égérie du panafricanisme en chansons aurait pu passer à côté de sa destinée. Retour sur une jeunesse enfermée dans les barbelés de l’apartheid.

Pan African Music

How The 'New World' Symphony Introduced American Music To Itself

Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out what's great about a culture. That's exactly what Czech composer Antonin Dvorak was when he came to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, an immigrant thrown into a new world and new sounds.

NPR

Jazz in Mexico

When thinking about jazz from Latin America, how often is it that Westerners will think of Mexico?

Jazzwise Mag

What is the world’s hardest singing style?

From Tuvan throat singing to yodelling, which is the hardest to master?

BBC

Tu Pum Pum: As Reggaeton Goes Pop, Never Forget the Genre’s Black Roots

As a new wave of highly marketable pop-reggaeton has taken hold of the music industry, the artists at the forefront of the movement have started to look less and less like the genre’s pioneers.

Remezcla

Comment la musique est devenue un ingrédient essentiel des jeux vidéo

D'un simple "bip" dans les années 70 aux partitions pour orchestres symphoniques aujourd'hui, la musique des jeux vidéo est devenue aussi importante que les bandes originales de films.

France Musique

Rediscovering The East End's Yiddisher Jazz Scene

When some one says 'Jazz Age', beigels, bustling markets, and Jewish brides probably aren't what spring to mind.

Londonist

Italy’s Oldest Instrument Hints at Sounds of Prehistoric Rome

The ceramic shell at first appeared to be one of a kind. One hypothesis was that it might have been a cheese strainer.

The New York Times

Has stadium rock been unplugged?

For many, imagining a sell-out stadium show conjures up the image of the classic rock band line-up; the posturing frontman, the charismatic lead guitarist, the perfect partnership between drums and bass keeping the heavy melodies rolling.

BBC


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