Music the artform and artists

Woodstock a 50 ans

Voici l'histoire d'un festival aussi mythique que catastrophique.

Konbini

Music in Morocco: The ultimate sonic journey

From Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, here’s where to rock the casbah.

National Geographic

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

While classical institutions usually bemoan the aging audience, Eric Whitacre’s fan base is squarely in the prized demographic of 18- to 30-year-olds.

PRI

Famo music in Lesotho

The famo music genre emerged in the 1920s in the mines of South Africa, where many Basotho men worked as migrant labourers due to the lack of employment opportunities in their own country.

Music in Africa

The Ambient Influence on Contemporary Music

If music is about sounds coordinated in time, moving from the present moment to the future until there is nothing left, then perhaps ambient music is the archetypal music.

VAN

Une saga nommée «Megri»

Il y a eu «Ya mraya», «Houria», «Dam didam dam» et surtout, surtout, «Lili Touyl», une chanson qui réunira tous les jeunes du Maroc, d’Algérie et de Tunisie avant d’aller à la conquête des pays arabes.

L'économiste

Aleppo’s cherished musical legacy

Throughout the city’s long history, Judaism, Christianity and Islam have claimed centers for religious ritual practices in Aleppo, and these have had a distinguished musical output.

Arab News

A Tour Of The Best New Latin Jazz

For our monthly visit with Weekend Edition, the native language is jazz as we move around the Spanish-speaking world in search of new music from voices both new and long-beloved.

NPR

How João Gilberto's Music Sparked An Aesthetic Revolution

From a casual distance, the music of João Gilberto sounds like it might belong to that ancient realm known as "easy listening."

NPR


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