The Pointy End

Congo-Brazzaville: Fespam 2015 - Une édition jubilaire au budget mitigé

L'enveloppe d'un peu plus d'un milliard de FCFA prévue cette année par les autorités congolaises pour organiser la 10ème édition du Festival panafricain de musique (Fespam) qui coïncide avec la célébration du 20ème anniversaire de sa création laisse des doutes sur la réussite de l'évènement.

All Africa

The Surprising History of 'We Shall Overcome'

Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.

Tha Atlantic

The Weird and Unexpected Delights of Summer Music Festivals

If summer festivals were simply more of the same and existed mainly for recreational purposes, we wouldn't have them.

WQXR

France celebrates singer Edith Piaf with exhibition for centenary of her birth

Dramatic life of the Little Sparrow, nation's most famous singer, is remembered at the national library in Paris in year she would have turned 100.

Mail&Guardian

Using Music Therapy to Treat ASD

Music therapy is an established method of treating a wide variety of developmental and emotional afflictions, and is rapidly gaining acceptance in treating patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Music Think Tank

Why Isn’t Jazz More Popular?

Because this question is not really about the absolute popularity of jazz—after all, why isn't classical music more popular? or polka?—but about its declining popularity.

Slate

10 great jazz-related moments in cinema

From its earliest days, jazz has enriched, enlivened and influenced the movies.

Live Mint

Flowers, Fur, and Turtlenecks: The Fashion Statements of Jazz

In the 1940s, when jazz singer Billie Holiday was at the height of her power and artistry, she always performed wearing at least one white gardenia in her hair.

WRTI

Playing a wind instrument 'helps you sleep'

Trumpet and clarinet players are less likely to develop obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapse during sleep, blocking the airways and leading to loud snoring.

The Telegraph


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