Music the artform and artists

Janka Nabay: musical evangelist who took bubu to the world

Janka Nabay, who has died aged 54, first gave solace to war-torn Sierra Leone by updating the country’s traditional bubu music – then unleashed it on to global dancefloors.

The Guardian

Giving Classical the Boot(leg): A Brief History of Illicit Recording

For certain music enthusiasts, of all concert souvenirs, the bootleg recording is the most covetable.


When the Student Became the Master

Coltrane was the same age as Miles—both were born in 1926—but he was clearly the subordinate in this relationship. Miles, an extraordinary scout of talent, plucked him out of obscurity, from a club in Philadelphia in 1955, to join what came to be called the “classic quintet.”


Organ Grinding

When the audience revolted at Carnegie Hall.

The American Scholar

Musiques en kit

Lassés des sons standardisés, des scientifiques comme des bricoleurs adaptes du «do it yourself» continuent d’inventer des modules de synthèse analogique qui connaissent parfois le succès auprès du public ou d’artistes reconnus.


Master musician was ‘the father of modern Korean music’

Maestro Hwang Byung-ki took traditional music into modern era, creating ‘music like fresh spring water from a mountain’.

Asia Times

Joan Baez On 'Whistle Down The Wind' And Working Through Pessimism

Last year, Baez was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at age 76. Soon after, she announced she would retire from touring after releasing a new album — her first in a decade.


The Evolution of Hocketing

The musical technique known as hocketing has been shaping creative processes for centuries, appearing in forms ranging from medieval classical music to contemporary indie rock and EDM.

Red Bull Music Academy

Why Does the Oboe Tune the Orchestra?

A while back we explored why the orchestra generally tunes to an A at 440 Hz, sometimes 442 Hz, and, for the conspiracy theorists among us, 432 Hz. More often than not the oboe sounds that A.


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