Music the artform and artists

Zimbabwe: New Faces of Mbira Music

The local mbira sector is characterised by traditionalist and elders who are out to preserve the local culture through music.

All Africa

India's electronic music scene

This may be the biggest year yet for Indian electronic music.

The Guardian

Young, Rich and Ruling Radio, Country Walks a Broader Line

On the radio, it has displaced Top 40 as America's most popular musical format.

The New York Times

No Time for a Symphony? Try a Ringtone

In one corner: the symphony, grand opera and string quartet. In the opposite: viral videos, news snacking and Twitter's 140 characters.

WQXR

Jazz Audience Development: The Gender Factor

Somehow the music continues to attract future generations of players. The biggest issue remains the need to develop the jazz audience, to produce new generations of listener/consumers to meet the supply of the musicians who continue to grow the ranks of jazz players.

New Music Box

I was a player in the global Internet orchestra

Any minute, this group of strangers, most of whom have never met, will begin playing in front of a live audience we cannot see. We're the Global Net Orchestra. And I have no idea what I'm doing.

The Daily Dot

Brazzaville: cinquième édition de "Feux de Brazza"

Sous le thème: «Instrument de musique Africain et son rôle dans la musique mondiale», la Vème édition de «Feux De Brazza » qui se tient au lendemain du lancement de la campagne de la Charte de la Renaissance culturelle africaine s'inscrit dans la dynamique de renforcement du caractère populaire de ce festival.

Star du Congo

How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music

How hip-hop trickled into Latin America, changing our music scene forever.

NPR

In pursuit of Paco de Lucia

Paco de Lucia, who died in February, was the greatest flamenco guitarist of his era, a man who had an impact on life in Spain at least as great as that of the Beatles in Britain.

The Telegraph


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