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Music the artform and artists

Peret, the musical genius who gave us the Rumba Catalana

Staring in the 1960's, Peret's performances made Rumba Catalana one of the most popular Spanish music styles — in Spain or anywhere else.


Mulatu Astatke: the man who created 'Ethio jazz'

As a fashionable novelty, Ethiopian jazz may indeed have had its moment in the spotlight. As an evolving form, however, it demonstrates greater resilience.

The Guardian

Fela Kuti – Africa's answer to Handel

Fela Kuti's crossover into the western mainstream has been gaining momentum ever since his death in 1987.

The Guardian

14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera

here are singers, directors, composers and those who roam the spaces in between.

Huffington Post

Frans Brüggen, A Pioneer in Early Music

Frans Brüggen, a Dutch pioneer of the early music movement, a co-founder and conductor of the influential Orchestra of the 18th Century, and a virtuoso recorder player who in his youth became (literally) a poster boy for the instrument, died on Aug. 13 in Amsterdam. He was 79.

The New York Times

Peter Sculthorpe took Australia's 'spirit of place' and made it sing

The late composer gloried in his country's landscape and the talent of the musicians he worked with to tell its story, says colleague and friend Richard Mills.

The Guardian

Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

Stewart's idea was to take the tuba beyond its Dixieland roots, where it was the original bass instrument.


Jazz et altitude

Ou comment le jazz atteint des sommets, dès qu'il parle de l'altitude.

France Musique

‘Opera Olympics’ returns to Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition showcases the best young talent in opera from around the world.

The Telegraph

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