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Music the artform and artists

La Rumba congolaise, la musique de l'indépendance (et de la SAPE)

La rumba congolaise a intégré le patrimoine immatériel de l’humanité fin 2021 : le signe de l’importance de ce style musical dans l’histoire des musiques mondiales. Ses chants en lingala, ses guitares électriques et ses "rois de la SAPE” ont marqué le XXe siècle.

France Musique

Janis Joplin: una voz prodigiosa, una vida corta marcada por los excesos y un legado que se mantiene intacto

La maravillosa y breve vida de Janis Joplin ocurrió allá lejos y hace tiempo. Pero su figura se convirtió en mito casi en el mismo momento de su muerte. Acaso, por su importante contribución musical.

La Nación

How Arabic nahda music is experiencing a revival

When Lebanese businessman and music composer Kamal Kassar acquired the Abdel Aziz al Anani Arab Music collection, upon the recommendation of music historian and author Frederic Lagrange, the idea for a foundation committed to preserving traditional Arab music was born.

The National

Taylor Swift v Damon Albarn: why the idea of the lone songwriter is outdated

Damon Albarn, the lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz, has recently been criticised for his “outdated” views of modern songwriting.

The Conversation

Out of the Box

Music is indelibly linked to space and place. Those elements can shape, structure, and define our listening and performance practices.

New Music Box

Burna Boy, le Nigérian qui fait danser la planète

Les artistes internationaux s’arrachent ses collaborations et ses concerts font salle comble en Europe. Mais c’est d’abord au Nigeria que Burna Boy a construit son succès.

Le Monde

Las estrellas de la música urbana amplían horizontes en series y películas

Los artistas de música urbana en español se han convertido en un imán para los productores de contenido de las plataformas de video como Netflix o Amazon Prime, que han anunciado la presencia de las estrellas latinas en sus series, películas y documentales, y prometen más.

Los Angeles Times

How Afrobeats is Making the World Listen

Musicians and fans from Africa have been diligently constructing the sound of the future. Now it’s here.

Rolling Stones

Caroline Shaw on Writing Classical Music ‘Fan Fiction’

Her work inspires articles with headlines like “Is Caroline Shaw Really the Future of Music?” and “Caroline Shaw Is Firing on All Creative Cylinders” and “Caroline Shaw Is Making Classical Cool.”

Daily Beast


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