Music the artform and artists

The history of jazz music in Australia

While it's origins are distinctly American, jazz music has a long and vibrant history in Australia.


Who was Fela Sowande? The Nigerian composer who brought West African influences into classical music

The composer, full name Chief Olufela Obafunmilayo Sowande, was born in 1905 in Abeokuta near Lagos in Nigeria, and was the son of a priest and champion of Nigerian church music, Emmanuel Sowande.

Classic FM

Debussy: where to start with his music

He created a new world of ravishing instrumental colour and constantly shifting sensations and images. He brought new breath to the art of music, said Boulez. Did modern music start with Debussy?

The Guardian

Janis Joplin, une chanteuse plus classique que l'on pense

Chanteuse de rock et de blues légendaire, Janis Joplin côtoie la musique de Bach dans sa jeunesse et est montée sur la scène de l’un des festivals de musique contemporaine les plus illustres des Etats-Unis, Tanglewood.

France Musique

Conocé los instrumentos latinoamericanos autóctonos más curiosos

La Orquesta de Instrumentos Autóctonos y Nuevas Tecnologías cruza lo tradicional de los instrumentos autóctonos con lo novedoso de las tecnologías aplicadas a la música.

Ministerio de Cultura Argentina

Top Naija Afrobeats songs of 2020

The Nigerian Afrobeats scene has witnessed a surge in worldwide following. This is expected to get even bigger in 2020 as Nigerian artists continue to release banging dance hits.

Music in Africa

Gharanas, the anchor of Hindustani music spawned by Mughal decline

The origin of the gharana tradition is traced back to the time when the Mughal empire was at its twilight, and art and culture of the court, disintegrated to find new homes in the princely states.

The Indian Express

Where to Start With the Essential Jazz and Soul of Mainstream Records

From 1964 to 1978, Mainstream Records served as a hub for jazz and soul musicians who never quite achieved mainstream prominence.


Le pouvoir expressif et affectif des tonalités

Depuis la musique modale de la Grèce antique et à travers l’histoire de la musique classique, les différentes tonalités musicales expriment prétendument des sentiments uniques de manière innée.

France Musique

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