Music the artform and artists

A Kinshasa, la symphonie de la débrouille

En république démocratique du Congo, bastion de la rumba et des tubes de Céline Dion, le seul orchestre philharmonique d’Afrique subsaharienne parvient à faire vivre le répertoire classique depuis 1994.

Libération

The Music of Time: Angelic Choirs and Devilish Voices

It is not just the Christian musical tradition that has struggled to differentiate between the sacred and the profane.

History Today

The Average Hit Song Has 4+ Writers and 6 Different Publishers

Want to create a hit song that will get you on the Billboard Top 10? Then you’re gonna need a committee.

Digital Music News

IMC on Pura Mestiza Magazine

Talking with Silja Fischer, Secretary General of the International Music Council.

Pura Mestiza

Will Hanoi be the next music capital of Asia?

On the shores of Dong Mo Lake, about 40 kilometers east of Hanoi, sequined dancers twirl with ribbons, while guitarists perform intimate concerts on rafts.

CNN

Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

"Here is musical sterility at its pinnacle. A band that has absolutely no soul, no feeling in the music," critic Lester Bangs declared in 1975. The target of his derision? The British progressive-rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

The Guardian

The Unfinished Work of Alan Lomax’s Global Jukebox

There’s a fundamental contradiction to the life and work of Alan Lomax, the prolific collector of American folk songs. He encouraged Western audiences to appreciate rural and indigenous traditions as true art, on the same level as classical music.

The New York Times

Dans l’ombre du micro, la retransmission d’un opéra

Savez-vous quelle armée s’anime à chaque fois que vous ouvrez votre poste de radio pour écouter un opéra ? Direction les coulisses, à la découverte des techniciens, ingénieurs, musiciens metteurs en ondes, et autres chargés de réalisation qui accomplissent ce petit miracle secret.

France Musique

Never heard of skiffle?

Most people with even a cursory interest in popular music could name the king of rock 'n' roll and the king of pop, but ask them who the king of skiffle was and you might get a blank stare, perhaps followed by a query: What's skiffle?

Dallas News


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