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Music the artform and artists

The Pleasures of Soft Singing

There are many singers, especially young ones, who have big healthy voices and sing loud all the time. This is a problem for two reasons.


How African Americans changed classical music

It must be remembered that for a long time, classical music was not a part of the black experience in music.

Detroit Free Press

105 Years of Film Music: The 1930s

With the advent of sound in movies came an influx of European-born composers who brought musical sophistication and ingenuity to Hollywood.


One Hundred Years of Nigerian Music

The Centenary Planning Committee of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria (SGF) in collaboration with Evergreen Musical Company Limited (EMCL) has embarked on the compilation of Nigeria's contemporary music from 1914 to 2014 in commemoration of the country's 100th year celebration.

All Africa

Ghana Music Week Celebration

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to open the first-ever Ghana Music Week (GMW) being organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

Ghana Government


Olympic Overtures: 100 Years of Olympic Music

The opening events rely on music, award ceremonies always feature national anthems, and for some events, such as gymnastics and synchronized swimming, music is an essential ingredient in the routines. But as marriages go, it has been a rocky one at times.


Composing with confidence

What support do emerging composers and sound artists really need to develop?

Arts Professional

Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

Duke Ellington added more than 3,000 songs to the American music vault before his death in 1974.


In China, ‘Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone’

Once or twice a week, a dozen amateur musicians meet under a highway overpass on the outskirts of Beijing, carting with them drums, cymbals and the collective memory of their destroyed village.

The New York Times

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