Music the artform and artists

The snake dance of Ethiopia

If you're ugly you must learn to dance. So says a Zimbabwean proverb that is used to encourage people in the community to dance.

Music in Africa

Le vinyle qui a propulsé les Beatles

Le 1er juin 1967, les Beatles sortaient leur trente-trois tours Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band au Royaume-Uni, et marquaient d’une pierre blanche l’histoire de la musique.

Courrier International

A Huge Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music

If you've taken any introductory course or even read any introductory books on music, you'll almost certainly have heard it described as "organized sound." Fair enough, but then what do you call disorganized sound?

Open Culture

Results of the 64th International Rostrum of Composers

Brut (2014) by Polish composer Artur Zagajewski (born 1978) and Reachings (2014) by young Finnish composer Sebastian Hilli (born 1990) are the works selected by radio music producers participating in the 64th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) held in Palermo, from May 15 to 19, 2017.


EXIB Música, a music market with a conscience

An exhibition specialising in music from Latin America, Spain and Portugal that promotes the sharing of goods and services based on cooperation, diversity and identity.

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A Portuguese Ballad Earns Country’s First Eurovision Victory

Salvador Sobral of Portugal broke one of Eurovision’s longest-running losing streaks on Saturday night, scooping up the country’s first-ever win with the uncharacteristically somber ballad, “Amar Pelos Dois.”

The New York Times

How Brahms’s ‘A German Requiem’ Became an Anthem for Our Time

“A German Requiem,” it appears, has become something of an anthem for our time, with grand social and political reverberations.

The New York Times

Why we should celebrate Bessie Smith and the women who created pop music

You didn't need to lean in to hear Bessie Smith sing. Her rich voice, trained to project to and reach audiences on the live circuit, filled rooms and rang out from radio and record.


Rare 15th-century songbook discovered

A rare music manuscript was presented on Monday 24 April at Huis van de Polyfonie in Heverlee. The songbook, which was named the ‘Leuven Chansonnier’, was discovered in 2014 at a sale by a Brussels auction house.

Flanders Arts Institute

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