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Frank Zappa's jazz legacy

Frank Zappa left a huge legacy of pioneering music and outspoken opinions that has proved obliquely influential in shaping the style and attitudes of generations of rock and jazz musicians, while often upsetting their elders and certain establishment figures.

Jazzwise Magazine

L’exode musical du XXe siècle : vers un monde meilleur ?

Prokofiev, Stravinsky ou encore Schönberg, nombreux sont les musiciens à avoir quitté leur patrie, tantôt pour leur carrière, tantôt pour des raisons politiques. Imposés ou choisis, ces exils ont une incidence certaine sur leurs carrières et leurs œuvres musicales.

France Musique

Electronic music in East Asia

From Japan's aging scene, to the recent growth in South Korea and Taiwan, electronic music in East Asia is in flux.

Resident Advisor

Bernstein, Made for TV

On January 18, 1958, the first Leonard Bernstein "Young People's Concert" was broadcast live on television. Through the 1960s, the programs took off and were seen in 40 countries, alongside American exports "The Flintstones" and "Bonanza."

WNYC

The Story of New Beat

From the DJ History archives: The rise and fall of Belgium’s infamous 1980s dancefloor movement, as told by those who helped to shape the sound.

Red Bull Music Academy

Getting in the groove

Music reminds us that the mind is more than a calculator. We are resonant bodies as much as representing machines.

Aeon

Hugh Masekela: South Africa's 'Father of Jazz'

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela first picked up a trumpet in the 1950s: a time when the colour of his skin meant he was no more than a second-class citizen in his own country, South Africa.

BBC

The Pop Innovations of a 50-Year-Old Soundtrack

The Graduate’s use of folk-rock songs by Simon and Garfunkel stood in for a generation’s reaction to the status quo.

The Atlantic

Tour du monde en 33 tours

Alors que les CD n’intéressent plus grand monde, la résurrection du vinyle se confirme. Une lubie occidentale? Pas si sûr : de Nairobi à Oulan Bator, des disquaires militent pour le microsillon.

Libération


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