Music the artform and artists

Vous avez dit...compositrices ?

Mystiques ou poétesses, muses, épouses ou sœurs de, elles étaient aussi compositrices, et cela depuis la nuit des temps. La reconnaissance de leur signature musicale a pourtant du attendre le début du XXe siècle. Qui sont-elles... ?

France Musique

Swing feel in jazz music: The role of temporal fluctuations

In 1931, Duke Ellington and Irving Mills even dedicated a song to the phenomenon of swing which they called "It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing".

Science Daily

Earth Harp

William Close is the inventor behind the Earth Harp - the world's longest string instrument which uses architecture and landscapes to create a unique sound.


In Brazil, Carnival Has Many Different Faces

From Rio de Janeiro’s samba, frevo in Recife and Olinda to Bumba Meu Boi in São Luis, Brazil has a lot to offer in terms of carnival.


Gershwin: The quest for an American sound

An intuitive and inquisitive artist, he tapped into the pulse of the 1920s jazz age and created a range of works that straddled the boundary between highbrow and lowbrow cultures.


The Electronic Symphonies of Video Game Scores

Video game soundtracks are a marvelous untapped source of experimental instrumental electronica.


Joseph Shabalala n’est plus

Flashback sur l’album qui a fait découvrir la musique sud-africaine au monde entier au cœur des années 80 et partant, les chœurs zoulous qui, depuis la fin de l’apartheid, sont revenus au centre de la vie de la Nation arc-en-ciel – notamment via son hymne, “N’Kozi Sikelele Africa” et les chants de travail devenus chants de stades avec le poignant “Shosholoza”.

Rolling Stones

Turning The Tables In Latin Music

The goal is to free the music of women and others who don't fit the dominant straight-white-male paradigm from special categories, and put it at the center, where major conversations about culture cohere.


Nigeria: The Long, Tiring Road to the Grammys for Nigerian Acts

You may be forgiven if you believe that no Nigerian has won the Grammy award. It is untrue.

All Africa

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