Music the artform and artists

Hip-hop : une musique qui parle d’un Continent à l’autre

Sujatha Fernandes, professeure d’économie politique et de sociologie à l’Université de Sydney, nous parle aujourd’hui du hip-hop comme subculture qui favorise l’alliance politique des Afrodescendants à travers le monde.

Africultures

The Knight Errant of Music Criticism

In 1942 the composer Ned Rorem, then nineteen, attended a panel at Northwestern University made up of various grandees from the world of music.

NY Books

Ikutaro Kakehashi, Roland founder and music pioneer

Tributes have been paid to the man behind the synthesiser and drum machines that revolutionised electronic music in the 1980s and 90s, Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87.

The Guardian

Why Choral Music Is Slow Food for the Soul

We live in a time of chaotic global ever-availability: I was served asparagus on a plane in January and, in the same month, saw depressing-looking corns on the cob in a rural Icelandic grocery store.

The New York Times

Zimbabwe: What's the Future of Gospel Music in Zim?

In Zimbabwe, gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes and as an entertainment product for the marketplace.

All Africa

Le vrai ou faux de la musique contemporaine

La musique contemporaine souffre de nombreux clichés : musique élitiste, inaudible, rigide... Mais quelle est la part de vrai et de faux dans tout cela ?

France Musique

IRCCreate: Matej Bonin’s world premiere

One year after his first visit, Matej Bonin, selected composer at the IRC 2015 in the Under-30 category, will be back in Piteå this week to assist the NEO Ensemble in the last rehearsals before the world premiere of the work he has composed in the framework of IRCCreate.

Rostrum+

15 Asia-Pacific Artists You Should Be Listening To

Korean pop and Japanese pop music have been creeping into the Western music industry for quite some time now.

Chart Attack

Chuck Berry Performs at 1958 Newport Jazz Festival

The most stunning moment of the film is Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen." He begins his performance relatively reserved, playing a plodding version of the single with the house band. But soon, he loosens up, swinging his hips, hoisting his Gibson guitar up, duck-walking across the stage over a clarinet solo.

Rolling Stone


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