Music the artform and artists

Planet Opera: Japan

Japan's capital has various venues where opera is given, even if there is not a resident company.


Your artists are our artists

Festivals, especially the ones with remarkable performances, embed themselves in our memories.


Le monde des musiques du monde

Les retrouvailles de Tony Allen et Damon Albarn, le jazz afro-latin d'Arturo O'Farrill et le Pérou psyché du Cumbia All Stars, c'est le tour du monde musical.

Les Inrocks

If You Want to Sing Opera, Learn German

According to the opera statistics website Operabase, last year 7,230 opera performances took place in Germany, one-third of the world's total.


Lost & Found in America

Pops concerts these days are an anything-goes experience: video-game nights, the "20 Tenors," your fill-in-the-blank crossover act. But in the first decades of the 20th century, the sensational sound of classical-meets-popular music was all the rage.


Tunisie: La Tunisie promeut la paix à travers la musique

Le Festival international d'Hammamet, qui jouit d'une grande popularité en Tunisie, souffle cette années ses cinquante bougies en prônant la paix, la tolérance religieuse et l'unité.

All Africa

Revival Revival

Mid-century Blues obsessives are getting a lot of attention lately.

New Republic

How an Iranian musician took ancient Persian poetry to the top of the U.S. charts

Arriving in New York City at the age of 19 to study music, Hafez Nazeri knew he wanted to do big things.


All-American African-American Divas

I saw most of the great Broadway stars of the 1960s and also heard many of the top musicians in jazz (Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald), blues, rock and other genres.


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