Music the artform and artists

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.

Al Jazeera

Alim Gasimov, Golden Voice of Nation

This voice...a reminiscent of echoes in the mountains and the rustling winds of desert. This is the voice of legendary Alim Gasimov, a genuine soulman and brilliant mugham singer of Azerbaijan.


Silk Road Cultural Belt

With an international music project an orchestra fosters exchange between classical music fans around the world.

Germany Land of Ideas

Cuba, la musique et le monde

On comprend mieux pourquoi ces années-là plusieurs compositeurs s’inspirent de thèmes religieux ou spirituels. Durant l’été 1994, 35 0000 balseros, les Boat people cubains, ont quitté leur pays pour la Floride. Un grand nombre hélas n’est jamais arrivé.

France Musique

How Was Musical Notation Invented?

Imagine a piece of music. No, not the music, but the written score or sheet.


John Coltrane: Beyond the Holy Mountain

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of John Coltrane, one of the true musical giants of the 20th century whose monumental legacy casts a considerable shadow across jazz and out into the wider artistic world.

Jazzwise Magazine

A Kinshasa, la symphonie de la débrouille

En république démocratique du Congo, bastion de la rumba et des tubes de Céline Dion, le seul orchestre philharmonique d’Afrique subsaharienne parvient à faire vivre le répertoire classique depuis 1994.


The Music of Time: Angelic Choirs and Devilish Voices

It is not just the Christian musical tradition that has struggled to differentiate between the sacred and the profane.

History Today

The Average Hit Song Has 4+ Writers and 6 Different Publishers

Want to create a hit song that will get you on the Billboard Top 10? Then you’re gonna need a committee.

Digital Music News

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