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Music the artform and artists

No Time for a Symphony? Try a Ringtone

In one corner: the symphony, grand opera and string quartet. In the opposite: viral videos, news snacking and Twitter's 140 characters.


Jazz Audience Development: The Gender Factor

Somehow the music continues to attract future generations of players. The biggest issue remains the need to develop the jazz audience, to produce new generations of listener/consumers to meet the supply of the musicians who continue to grow the ranks of jazz players.

New Music Box

I was a player in the global Internet orchestra

Any minute, this group of strangers, most of whom have never met, will begin playing in front of a live audience we cannot see. We're the Global Net Orchestra. And I have no idea what I'm doing.

The Daily Dot

Brazzaville: cinquième édition de "Feux de Brazza"

Sous le thème: «Instrument de musique Africain et son rôle dans la musique mondiale», la Vème édition de «Feux De Brazza » qui se tient au lendemain du lancement de la campagne de la Charte de la Renaissance culturelle africaine s'inscrit dans la dynamique de renforcement du caractère populaire de ce festival.

Star du Congo

How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music

How hip-hop trickled into Latin America, changing our music scene forever.


In pursuit of Paco de Lucia

Paco de Lucia, who died in February, was the greatest flamenco guitarist of his era, a man who had an impact on life in Spain at least as great as that of the Beatles in Britain.

The Telegraph

Unsung Heroes: Women in Jazz

Were there no female musicians playing instruments or do we just not know about them?

New Music Box

Five Pivotal Ukrainian Classical Music Figures

With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world's eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea.


Zambia: Origins of Rhumba Music

Soukous is a genre of dance music that originated from Cuban Rumba music in the Belgian Congo and French Congo during the 1940s and gained popularity throughout Africa.

All Africa

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