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Music the artform and artists

Panama: Aiming to Create a Jazz Capital

In the wee hours of Friday morning, Danilo Pérez climbed onstage at his jazz club here to play a set.

The New York Times

Musique : le top 2014 des critiques

2014, beaucoup de disques, beaucoup d'amour : la sélection individuelle des rédacteurs des Inrocks.

Les InRocks

Cultivating a More Youthful Orchestra

Despite the graying of the classical music audience — or perhaps because of it — American orchestras and major music institutions are chasing youth with ever more ambitious programs to reach, and teach, the next generation of players.

The New York Times

An All-Year Season of Discontent in Jazz

Jazz in 2014 — or more accurately, the discourse around jazz in 2014 — often resembled a crescendo of gibes and gripes, with each new affront calling forth a fresh wave of umbrage.

The New York Times

New music and globalization: Silk Road and global collaborations

There is little doubt: the particular phase of globalization we are living in (forged from a combination of post-Cold War politics, digital networks, global finance, free market ideology, and cheap travel) has had a major impact on the forms and presentation of art, music, and literature.

New Music Box

Indonesia:The year of music when indie goes down the rabbit hole of esotericism

Indie, punk, hipsterdom, or whatever you may call it, has had a long history of turning its back not only on what is available in the mainstream music scene.

The Jakarta Post

Why everyone is wrong about minimalism

Despite its many critics, minimalism is still a triumphant force in classical music.

The Telegraph

Dylan fait péter les cassettes

Un collectif met en musique des chansons inédites tandis que sortent six albums pirates du maître.


South Africa: The evolution of the black band

The cultural scene in Johannesburg's inner city spawned the birth of a number of experimental black music acts. Kwanele Sosibo tracks their evolution.


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