Music the artform and artists

Burt Bacharach, maître de la musique pop aux 500 chansons

Génie musical, il a composé des mélodies éternelles comme « Don’t Make Me Over » ou « Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head », et lancé la carrière de la chanteuse Dionne Warwick. Ce couturier de la pop est mort le 8 février à l’âge de 94 ans.

Le Monde

Tito Puente, el “rey de la música latina”, habría cumplido mañana 100 años

El nombre de Tito Puente, del que mañana se cumpliría su centenario, evoca a los aficionados largas noches de baile en el Palladium de Nueva York al ritmo de música cubana del mambo, el chachachá, el son montuno o la pachanga, que llevó alrededor del mundo e inmortalizo en más de 100 discos.

The San Diego Union Tribune

Pioneer of gospel music rediscovered in Pittsburgh archives

Scattered in crates, dirty and difficult to read, the gospel music of composer Charles Henry Pace sat packed away, unorganized — and unrealized — for more than 20 years.

AP News

The digital tool that ushered in the bubblegum music era

A nostalgic look at South African bubblegum music, the digital synthesiser that made it possible, and whether the genre still has its fingerprints on the country’s contemporary music.

Daily Maverick

On the classical musician's fear of improvising

To tie in with her new album release, which fuses the worlds of classical and jazz music, violinist Emily Davis reflects on the process of 'retuning' her classical musician's mindset to embrace improvisation.

Classical Music

Ryūichi Sakamoto, virtuose du septième art

L'immense compositeur japonais, maestro du cinéma et des claviers, s’est éteint des suites d’un cancer à l’âge de 71 ans.

Radio France

Cómo la música de Puerto Rico hizo de la pequeña isla una fuerza global

Sin embargo, cuando se trata de música, Puerto Rico es un gigante en el mundo, y no solo por los logros sin precedentes de Bad Bunny en los últimos tres años.


Takeshi Terauchi, Japan’s Surf Rock God

Takeshi Terauchi transformed the image of the electric guitar in Japan during the early 1960s, shifting its perception from a “bad boy” accessory to the central instrument of the decade’s youth culture. His most radical move, however, was showing how the then-new sounds of the guitar melded perfectly with his home country’s rich musical history.


Arabic Music Is on the Brink of a Global Breakthrough

Thanks to the rise of platforms like TikTok and the breakdown of traditional music-industry gatekeeping, a new generation of Arab artists is reaching a worldwide audience on their own terms.


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