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Music the artform and artists

Astor Piazzolla: 30 años sin el padre de la música del mañana

Hoy se cumplen 30 años de la muerte de Astor Piazzolla, una de las figuras más importantes de la música argentina a la que dio una notable proyección internacional.

Los Andes

The Next Generation of Latin LGBTQ Stars

The future of Latin music is queer. More than a decade since Ricky Martin kicked down the closet door, many artists in Latin music have openly expressed their queer identities in their songs while concurrently owning the charts.


‘The War on Music’ Review: Songs Without Listeners

Every concertgoer knows it: Most classical music written since 1945 ranges from boring to unendurable. What went wrong?


The great 16th-Century black composer erased from history

For hundreds of years, the remarkable Vicente Lusitano has been forgotten. But now, finally, both his music and his story are being heard once more.


Historia de la música en Lagos, Nigeria

La música nigeriana contemporánea, como sus antepasados, existe sobre todo para bailar.

Global Voices

L'amapiano, des townships d'Afrique du Sud au succès planétaire

De la star de foot Paul Pogba à la chanteuse Janet Jackson ou la légende de la NBA Shaquille O'Neal, ils ont tous succombé au son de l'amapiano, musique électro dérivée de la house, née dans les townships d'Afrique du Sud.

La Dépêche

A journey into African music

African music, with its distinctive emphasis on polyrhythm and beats flowing from percussive instruments, was long treated as subordinate in the international music arena.

Global Voices

Art form tunes into a revival as it looks to a new generation

The 53-year-old is from Yarkant county in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The county is known as the hometown of the "12 Muqam". It is an art form known as the "mother of Uygur music", which combines classical Uygur songs, dances and music.

China Daily

South Asian artists you need to start listening to!

Growing up as a young South Asian girl in a small city in Michigan, finding representation in music always felt nearly impossible.

The Michigan Daily

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