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Music the artform and artists

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.


Las diferentes tradiciones de romper con la tradición en música

En efecto, las rupturas de la tradición pueden venir en series consecutivas a cadencias regulares o irregulares o dilatarse eternidades en reaparecer. Sin embargo, tarde o temprano, siempre llega algo o alguien para “romper con la tradición”.

Sonus Litterarum

How Miles Davis electrified jazz

Thirty years after his death, the music of Miles Davis is going strong. Davis defined the sound – and sounds – of modern jazz like no other in the way he integrated the electrical instrumentation of genres like rock, funk and soul. He is one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, in any genre.

The Conversation

Turkey’s wondrous world of musical instrument museums

Joining the ranks of the existing impressive musical collections on show across the country, a newly opened musical instrument museum in Bursa shines a light on the wonderful wealth of Turkish instruments.

Daily Sabah

A deep dive into South Asian electronic music

The past few years has seen South Asians across the diaspora attempt to control the narrative on how we are perceived and depicted. In attempting this, an aspect of community has formed where people have huddled together under one umbrella. But, as the diaspora continues to have the spotlight of white gaze shone upon it, creatives back home in South Asia are unfortunately left to clamour for a sliver of the same publicity.

Mix Mag

That magic moment 30 years ago when Nirvana and ‘Nevermind’ forever changed Seattle

It wasn’t an immediate runaway success, but as “Teen Spirit” took off on radio and MTV, it sold and sold. Seattle was ahead of the curve with constant airplay on radio, and some stores temporarily sold out. By the time Nirvana headlined a Halloween concert at the Paramount, “Nevermind” had sales of half a million, and it had taken over Seattle.

The Seattle Times

Kawina, coups d’état et soul en sranan : petite histoire de la musique du Suriname

En 2020, alors que la population surinamaise parvenait finalement à chasser le président Bouterse après un règne d’une décennie, elle célébrait dans le même temps les 45 ans d’indépendance de sa république. L’occasion pour PAM de remonter à l’origine de la musique du pays, façonnée par une intense agitation politique.

Pan African Music

El lado B que también es el lado A: Pioneras de la música electrónica en América Latina

Históricamente la esfera pública ha sido vedada a las mujeres, por ello su participación en la historia de la música, en general, y de la electrónica puntualmente sigue llena de omisiones.

Visiones Sonoras

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