The Pointy End

The tiny island paradise where 'people breathe music'

There's an old saying which states the Cape Verde Islands are home to a greater number of musicians per square kilometer than any other country in the world.

CNN

The world's 10 most expensive music festivals

Attending a music festival can burn a hole in your pocket. But which of the biggest events are the most expensive, and which are the cheapest?

The Independent

Hugh Masekela awarded honorary doctorate

African Jazz icon Hugh Masekela will receive an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa this week, days before his 76th birthday on 4 April.

Music in Africa

When To Clap At The Symphony: A Guideline

There are two types of clapping experts; one that assures you that clapping between movements is ok and that there are really no rules and the expert that says only to clap when the piece is completely finished.

Inside the Arts

Car Noise And Restrictive Radio Programming: The Hidden Link

The car is one of the last places where many of us focus on music, the way hi-fi enthusiasts used to, sat in the middle of their couches for the perfect signal from each speaker, concentrating on each note.

evolver.fm

Can classical music calm your cat? Playing the violin relaxes felines - but AC/DC could stress them out

Scientists have found that playing Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings can calm cats and may even help them recover quicker after a visit to the vets.

Daily Mail

La femme la plus influente du monde est Taylor Swift

Le magazine américain Fortune a dévoilé il y a quelques jours son classement des 50 personnalités les plus influentes du monde.

France Info

12 moments that made the modern music festival

Today's thriving festival culture has its roots in the outdoor folk and jazz gatherings of the early 1960s.

The Guardian

In New York Philharmonic Conductor Search, Don’t Ignore the Audience

Are we looking in the right place for the next music director for the New York Philharmonic?

WQXR


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