Music the artform and artists

AFRIMA 2019 to Reward New Generation of African Musicians

The African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has unveiled programme of events for the sixth edition of the awards in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

All Africa

The 8 Best & Brightest Artists in Ecuador’s Underground Scene

Local music is influenced by both the geographical conditions that enrich Ecuador, and the culture that makes it so diverse.


Classical music has long been jazzier than you might think

Is there something inherently boring about classical music as it’s performed nowadays?

The Telegraph

Pete Seeger’s centennial

Pete Seeger was a giant, and barely a singer-songwriter has touched a guitar who doesn't owe him a musical debt.


5 festivals africains de reggae

Style militant et engagé, le reggae, importé de la Jamaïque, a su se faire une place dans les coeurs des mélomanes africains.

Music in Africa

Professor Emeritus Kwabena Nketia's Original Compositions Now Resonate With His Passing and Life

Because Professor Kwabena Nketia was not just a composer but also an ethnomusicologist par excellence, who allowed knowledge and pre-compositional resources he acquired from his ethnographic research to shape his composition of intercultural African art music works, we may also call him an epitome of a creative ethnomusicologist.

Ghanaian Times

Sublime Frequencies’ Vision of What World Music Means Today

In June, 1987, four men met at the Empress of Russia, a pub in London, and reinvented world music. Scholars and archivists had been documenting non-Western musical traditions for at least a century, as had, later, record labels such as Folkways and Nonesuch.

The New Yorker

DJs of the Future Don't Spin Records—They Write Code

"Live-coding" parties such as this—where revelers show up as much for the if-thens and variables as the beer and snacks—are a recent phenomenon in underground electronic music culture.


The Middle Eastern Heritage of Opera

For centuries, opera’s origin story has been dated to Medici-ruled Renaissance Florence where the Camerata spent much of the late 16th century philosophizing on art and ideas, hitting on the notion of Ancient Greece as a model for a more perfect union.


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