Music the artform and artists

The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Reviving Caribbean History In 'Santiman'

It might come as a surprise to learn that people of Haitian descent are the largest ethnic minority in Cuba. But that's the history behind The Creole Choir of Cuba, a vocal and percussion ensemble that performs songs about history, faith and social change in the Caribbean.

NPR

Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero

From his days blowing trumpet for Art Blakey to his film scores for Spike Lee, Terence Blanchard has honed a signature sound as one of today's foremost composers of jazz.

NPR

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


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