Music the artform and artists

How the 45 RPM Single Changed Music Forever

Charting the rise, fall, resurrection and legacy of the beloved vinyl format, which helped bring rock & roll to the masses.

Rolling Stones

Folk des années 1920, musique pop actuelle

Histoire d'un album qui a inspiré les plus grands.

La Libre

Late Prof. Nketia was an outstanding cultural icon

“His works largely provided an avenue for the post-Colonial African to reinforce his new identity and express his ‘Africaness’ with confidence”.

Ghana News Agency

A Bird’s Life: How Charlie Parker Changed The Course Of Jazz History

Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop.

U Discover Music

7 Black Latin American Artists Reinventing Their Roots Through Electronic Music

For over a decade, Ibero-American electronic music has shown a special interest in folkloric sounds, and this exploration has inevitably led artists to tap into rhythms and music rooted in the African diaspora.


A secret singing life: the vibrant world of Renaissance convent choirs

In 16th-century Italy – and across Europe – convents were the backbones of the economic and spiritual wellbeing of a city.


Grand bruit à New York

A la fin des années 80, quelques têtes de pioche ont réinventé le rock sonore et expérimental.


Somali Night Fever: the little known story of Somalia's disco era

In the 1970s and 80s Mogadishu's airwaves were filled with Somali funk, disco, soul and reggae.

The Guardian

“Hearing” the Hammond Organ

The Hammond Organ was the first electronic musical instrument to become commercially successful.

New Music Box

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