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African classical music

A celebration of great piano works from the African nations.

Classical Music

The '90s Was The Last Great Decade For Film Soundtracks

From "Waiting to Exhale" to "Clueless," the decade brought us consistently popular albums associated with movies. And then that stopped.

Huffington Post

Look back in bhangra: Panjabi MC on becoming a pop icon

His Knight Rider-sampling dancefloor banger put dhol drums into hip-hop and Asian beats on the BBC. Now 49, the star takes us back to ‘his own little lab’ in Coventry.

The Guardian

La musique Chaabi : vox populi algérienne

Le Chaabi est un genre musical algérien né au XX siècle á la Casbah d’Alger, l’emblématique médina historique de la capitale.

Music in Africa

Cuando la música del Caribe y los afro aparecieron en la Radio Nacional

En el pasado, rara vez los afros la tuvieron fácil. Pero la radio pública, poco a poco les abrió camino.


The New Vietnamese Experimental Vanguard Was Raised Online

Just as Soulseek influenced music enthusiasts across Asia in the 2000s, the diverse music communities on the Web have given rise to a new vanguard of young musicians in Vietnam today.


The music of Syrian exile

Eleven years of war in Syria has destroyed lives, homes, and uprooted millions. But even in exile, culture – art, music, literature – survives, and often even thrives.

The New Humanitarian

Pop Music’s Nostalgia Obsession

What explains our love of throwback sounds right now? Are we comfort-listening through hard times? Or is the industry just finally able to see (and monetize) a type of listening we’ve always done?

The Atlantic

Kinyatrap : à Kigali, le son abrasif de la nouvelle scène rap

À Kigali, une nouvelle génération d’artistes s'applique à donner une touche rwandaise à la scène rap et hip-hop africaine. Le genre qu’ils ont inventé a déjà un nom, la « kinyatrap ».


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