Music the artform and artists

1999's 'Latin Explosion' chased crossover hits. Today, Latino artists don't need them

1999 was a big year at the Grammy Awards. Lauryn Hill won five Grammys, including for album of the year. Celene Dion won record of the year. Shania Twain and Alanis Morissette won multiple awards. Even Aerosmith performed "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing" from the Armageddon film soundtrack. It was a perfect '90s time capsule.

NPR

The oud and Middle Eastern music in video games

The sound of the oud contributes a wealth of colour, magic, and emotion to the music of video games, drawing on centuries of Middle Eastern tradition and splendour to tell authentic stories in novel ways.

ABC

Max Richter, le compositeur le plus streamé au monde

Le Britannique Max Richter a composé la musique de plus de cinquante films et séries télévisées. Sa berceuse "Sleep" a été streamée plus de 500 millions de fois.

L'Echo

70 años de Charly García: una historia de la música

Nacido el 23 de octubre de 1951 en el barrio porteño de Caballito, su vida resume el devenir de la música popular argentina de las últimas cinco décadas.

Río Negro

67th International Rostrum of Composers

A flagship project of the International Music Council (IMC), the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) will be held this year for the first time in Belgrade, Serbia, following the invitation of our partner, Radio Television of Serbia – Radio Belgrade.

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The Rise of Latin and Reggaeton Influence in US Pop Music

Lines between genres are often blurred in music from all over the Americas, revealing that modern musical culture cannot be confined to exclusive boxes.

Berkeley High Jacket 

Hit songs rely on increasing “harmonic surprise” to hook listeners

Hip-hop artist Childish Gambino (aka actor Donald Glover) made a splash in 2018 with the release of his Grammy-winning hit single, "This Is America." With its stark, sudden shifts between choral melodies in major chords and menacing percussive elements drawn from the trap subgenre, the song constantly defies the listener's expectations throughout.

Ars Technica

Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer of Dragon Quest, dies at 90

Sugiyama, who composed music for the hit video game franchise since its release in 1986, is considered to have played a key role in its boom and establishing the genre of game music with the release of related CDs and orchestral concerts.

The Japan Times

L'histoire de la rumba congolaise est une histoire de croisements multiculturels

Introduire la rumba congolaise au patrimoine immatériel de l’humanité, voilà le souhait, la volonté de deux États voisins : le Congo-Brazzaville et la République démocratique du Congo.

RFI


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