Music the artform and artists

Nigeria: Afrobeats’ unpaid debt to highlife’s Crosdale Juba

Contemporary Nigerian music in its present incarnation owes a lot to highlife- the popular West African dance music in the post-colonial era of the 1960s. Case in point: Crosdale Juba, Ikale’s great trumpeter.

The Africa Report

Kazakhstan Celebrates 115th Anniversary of First Kazakh Waltz Author

Kazakhstan celebrates the 115th birthday anniversary of Latif Khamidi, composer, educator, the co-author of first Kazakh anthem (1945), People’s Artist of Kazakhstan and laureate of the Kazakh State Prize.

Astana Times

A Queen of 19th-Century Opera Gets New Attention

Pauline Viardot, born 200 years ago this weekend, was a famous singer, as well as a composer whose music is being salvaged from obscurity.

The New York Times

La cumbia, phénomène interplanétaire venu de Colombie

Difficile de résister à cette musique et danse née en Colombie à l’intersection de multiples influences, qui s’est réinventée depuis les années 1990.

Courrier International

Furia y descontrol: la noche en que los rockeros prendieron fuego un estadio para vengarse de la música disco

En julio de 1979, unos 44.000 fanáticos del rock se reunieron en una cancha de béisbol para una explosión de vinilos que se llamó “Disco Demolition Night” y terminó en graves disturbios.

La Nación

Raffaella Carrà, an Iconic Italian Pop Star

Italian singer, actor, dancer and TV host Raffaella Carrà — who over the course of a 60-year career became a national pop culture sensation, sold millions of records across Europe, and found TV success in Spain and Latin America — has died.

Variety

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Latin American Electronic Music Scene

Latin American electronic music is a powerful genre that has been taking over international clubs and festivals for more than two decades.

BE Latina

Women in Egyptian music

Music industries are often a mirror of the society they exist in, and just as Egyptian society is a patriarchal and male-dominated one, the Egyptian music scene is not much different.

Music in Africa

Qui était Louis Armstrong ?

On associe naturellement le nom de Louis Armstrong au jazz, style musical qu’il a bouleversé et popularisé.

France Musique


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