Music the artform and artists

Nganga Édo,doyen de la musique congolaise

Plus qu'un groupe, Les Bantous de la capitale représentent une véritable institution au sein du patrimoine musical africain en général et congolaise en particulier. Édouard Nganga dit Ganga Édo, était le dernier représentant vivant de cet orchestre partie prenante de l'âge d'or de la rumba – qu'il a cofondé en 1959.

Le Point

The Picassos of modern music

Almost 50 years ago, a group of Jamaican producers embarked on a series of experiments with reggae tracks that still reverberate through popular music today.

BBC

How Arabs Have Influenced American Music

From Jay-Z’s "Big Pimpin" to Shakira, Arab and Arab American culture has influenced popular music more than you might realize.

Now This

Everything you need to know about: Musique concrète

This sonic experimentalism, born in 1940s Paris and Cairo, left a lasting legacy on modern music.

Music Radar

Florian Schneider: the enigma whose codes broke open pop music

The Kraftwerk co-founder remained a mystery even after death, but there is no doubting the impact he made with his group’s sublime, visionary music.

The Guardian

Regard sur la musique contemporaine chinoise

De la musique de chambre à la musique symphonique en passant par la musique vocale.

France Musique

Cinco jóvenes de la música chilena a las que hay que poner oído

Estos son algunos de los últimos singles de cinco jóvenes chilenas que han hecho carrera de forma independiente y autogestionada en la música, explorando en la electrónica, el rock, el folclor y el rap.

La Tercera

5 Music Rights - More than Ever!

How can we make sure that these rights continue to be respected during and in the aftermath of crisis? Which challenges can be identified for each Right? What needs to be done to overcome them?
The IMC debate is our reply to UNESCO’s invitation to start a dialogue about the matter in our field and our community and we hope you will join us on IMC Facebook page on May 27th at 11:30 CEST.

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Dad rock: Rediscovering one of Palestine’s first rock bands

“Their lyrics were absolutely political,” replies Ashrawi. “But rather than chanting slogans, they preferred the imagery that poems conjured.”

Arab News


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