Music the artform and artists

A Tibetan Opera Company Dances on the Roof of the World

"We bless the stage," Tsering Wangmo told us the other day. She's the artistic director of Chaksam-pa. "And we invite spirits with juniper to purify the air and incense. The goal is to protect deities around wherever we are performing. Then we offer songs and dance and then the story starts."

San Francisco Classical Voice

Schoenberg’s Bad Boy Turns 100, Too

The centennial of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" this season has overshadowed the 100th birthday of another groundbreaking score — Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire."

The New York Times

Glastonbury 2013: Tibetan monks will play on centenary of Independence

The Gyuto Monks of Tibet, from the Dalai Lama's homeland, will perform at this year's Glastonbury festival after signing a global record deal.

The Telegraph

That Instrument Known as the Eiffel Tower

Joseph Bertolozzi, an American composer who created music out of the sounds made by banging on a bridge, takes his hammers to Paris.

The New York Times

Yo Africa, Uganda's First Youth Orchestra Launched

The hopeful and delightful notes from instruments played by mostly pre-teen children at the launch of the YO Africa Youth Orchestra at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel last Sunday, should have been the highlight of the week for anyone who was in attendance.

All Africa

Botswana musician savouring Samba prospect

Botswana's budding traditional musician Rejoice Gaonakala will performance at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Africa Review

An ode to the Bollywood music revolutionary

When you talk about the works of R D Burman (Pancham Da), there are many dimensions that you touch upon – RDB-Gulzar, RDB-Kishore Kumar and RDB-Rajesh Khanna.

The New Indian Express

How Stravinsky's Rite of Spring has shaped 100 years of music

The Rite of Spring was a revolutionary work for a revolutionary time. Its first performance in Paris, exactly 100 years ago on Wednesday, was a key moment in cultural history – a tumultuous scandal.

The Guardian

Paris Turns to Classical Music to Chase Away Loiterers

Later this month, Paris will become the latest in a string of international cities to pipe classical music into its train stations in an effort to chase off vagrants and youthful toughs who loaf about and ostensibly make life unpleasant for rail travelers.


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