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Music the artform and artists

Who's Thinking About Retirement?

The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60. Even though Newport inspired thousands of other festivals, both jazz and otherwise, around the world, it remains a unique event in the cultural landscape.

The Wall Street Journal

Was heavy rock born 50 years ago?

The Kinks' You Really Got Me was released 50 years ago today. Was this the birth of heavy rock?

The Telegraph

Planet Opera: Japan

Japan's capital has various venues where opera is given, even if there is not a resident company.


Your artists are our artists

Festivals, especially the ones with remarkable performances, embed themselves in our memories.


Le monde des musiques du monde

Les retrouvailles de Tony Allen et Damon Albarn, le jazz afro-latin d'Arturo O'Farrill et le Pérou psyché du Cumbia All Stars, c'est le tour du monde musical.

Les Inrocks

If You Want to Sing Opera, Learn German

According to the opera statistics website Operabase, last year 7,230 opera performances took place in Germany, one-third of the world's total.


Lost & Found in America

Pops concerts these days are an anything-goes experience: video-game nights, the "20 Tenors," your fill-in-the-blank crossover act. But in the first decades of the 20th century, the sensational sound of classical-meets-popular music was all the rage.


Tunisie: La Tunisie promeut la paix à travers la musique

Le Festival international d'Hammamet, qui jouit d'une grande popularité en Tunisie, souffle cette années ses cinquante bougies en prônant la paix, la tolérance religieuse et l'unité.

All Africa

Revival Revival

Mid-century Blues obsessives are getting a lot of attention lately.

New Republic

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