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Music the artform and artists

The Concerto: A 400-Year-Old Recipe That Still Cooks

The concerto. It's a musical recipe more than 400 years old but composers still cook with it. And why shouldn't they?


The World's Most-Used Musical Sequence!

What do Beethoven, David Bowie, Green Day, Mozart, *NSYNC, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, The Supremes, Rihanna, and many others all have in common?


Tango: Making the Music Dance

Claimed as a national tradition by both Argentina and Uruguay, even its most prominent early musical exponent, Carlos Gardel, purported to be from each of these countries at different times in his life. But now, tango—which was named a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009 as the result of a joint proposal by these two nations—belongs to the whole world.

New Music Box

Uganda: In Search of Original Ugandan Music

Early this year, local Ugandan artistes brawled with radio and television music show hosts. The local music producers and singers were unhappy that local disk jockeys appeared to favour foreign music at the expense of local stuff.

All Africa

Oh! You Kid!

How a sexed-up viral hit from the summer of '09—1909—changed American pop music forever.


Africa: When women turn the tables

From Dakar to Durban, DJs have long been mixing music for the dancefloor, blending the best of South African quaito music with Angolan kuduru, Tunisian hip-hop and the hottest sounds emerging from Kinshasa, London and New York.

The African Report

Maroc: Demande d'inscription de la musique gnaouie au patrimoine immatériel de l'humanité

Une quarantaine de mâalems gnaoua, représentant différentes régions du Maroc, ont approuvé, lors d'une réunion à Essaouira, la demande d'inscription de l'art gnaoui dans la liste représentative du patrimoine culturel immatériel de l'humanité.

All Africa

40 Under 40: The Next Generation of Great Opera Singers

With the recording industry scarcely involved in documenting the work of young artists, and DVDs becoming passé, the next generation is mostly invisible to audiences clamoring for talent.


Young Hearts for Music Tour is about to start!

In the year of the European Elections EMCY´s Young Hearts for Music Tour is a perfect example of real European Cooperation.


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