Music the artform and artists

EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe launched

EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – is a gateway into Europe's festivals specialised in everything cultural. It intends to broaden awareness of what's going on in the festival world and to promote excellence and innovation.


Not Just Jungle: Opera in Brazil's Amazon Cup City

Inside the Teatro Amazonas, the familiar chords of a signature aria from Bizet's "Carmen" resound among elaborate woodwork and Murano chandeliers.


Les MTV Africa Music Awards - L'Afrique anglophone grande gagnante

Les MTV Africa Music Awards, communément appelé les MAMAs sont nés en 2008 sur MTV Networks Africa pour célébrer la musique africaine populaire.

All Africa

The Concerto: A 400-Year-Old Recipe That Still Cooks

The concerto. It's a musical recipe more than 400 years old but composers still cook with it. And why shouldn't they?


The World's Most-Used Musical Sequence!

What do Beethoven, David Bowie, Green Day, Mozart, *NSYNC, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, The Supremes, Rihanna, and many others all have in common?


Tango: Making the Music Dance

Claimed as a national tradition by both Argentina and Uruguay, even its most prominent early musical exponent, Carlos Gardel, purported to be from each of these countries at different times in his life. But now, tango—which was named a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009 as the result of a joint proposal by these two nations—belongs to the whole world.

New Music Box

Uganda: In Search of Original Ugandan Music

Early this year, local Ugandan artistes brawled with radio and television music show hosts. The local music producers and singers were unhappy that local disk jockeys appeared to favour foreign music at the expense of local stuff.

All Africa

Oh! You Kid!

How a sexed-up viral hit from the summer of '09—1909—changed American pop music forever.


Africa: When women turn the tables

From Dakar to Durban, DJs have long been mixing music for the dancefloor, blending the best of South African quaito music with Angolan kuduru, Tunisian hip-hop and the hottest sounds emerging from Kinshasa, London and New York.

The African Report

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