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Music the artform and artists

West Africa: keeper of an ancient tradition is making history

The first female kora virtuoso is the granddaughter of the legendary kora player Amadou Bansang Jobarteh.


When Things Look Dark, Country Music Gets Sunnier

New research finds socioeconomic conditions impact the type of songs that become hits, but in opposite ways for pop and country music.

Pacific Standard

Blue Note in 1964

The legendary jazz label had the best year of almost any imprint ever, exactly half a century ago.

Red Bull Music Academy

Jazz au Sénégal

"Il s'agira, pendant quatre jours et en prélude à la Journée internationale du jazz prévue le 30 avril, de contribuer à inculquer une culture jazz aux jeunes musiciens sénégalais."

All Africa 

Jazz comp: How musicians stay original

In jazz, it's all about the comp. The comp's all about variation and reinvention, not something new.


A look at jazz influence in Bollywood music

The story of jazz in Bollywood is a fascinating one. It goes back to the '50s and 60s, when some talented Goan musicians brought alive Indian classical-based compositions with their Western musical arrangements.


South Africa: Breaking sound barriers for the love of jazz

From big band to bebop and township jazz in South Africa, young musicians of their times such as saxophonist John Coltrane, pianist Moses Molelekwa and more recently trumpeter Christian Scott Atunde, to name a few, have been shifting the shape of jazz since the start of the 20th century.


5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz

Poetry and song were once the same: The first poems were recited to music played on the lyre. Today, poems are published in books and journals, while songs are heard but seldom read.


New music's quality problem

Whenever I come across a new music community post about the so-called "audience problem," I think to myself: isn't that a little entitled?

New Music Box

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