Music the artform and artists

The Coronavirus hasn't slowed classical music

In-person performances have been replaced by a deluge of digital ones — live streams and recently unlocked archive recordings — that have made for a calendar hardly less busy than before concert halls closed.

The New York Times

How Highlife Continues to Influence a New Generation of Ghanaian Music

Ghanaian legends and new stars tell us how highlife has influenced the country's new wave.

Okay Africa

The best Arab independent musicians

If you ever need recommendations on which artists to listen to from the Arabic independent scene, then it’s best to go right to the source.

The National

Why Do We Even Listen to New Music?

Our brains reward us for seeking out what we already know. So why should we reach to listen to something we don’t?


En musique, la trompette dans tous ses états

La majesté, la royauté, la force, la virilité... le son de la trompette est souvent associé aux éléments les plus puissants et impressionnants, sans oublier la représentation de la voix de Dieu elle-même !

France Musique

10 essential Manu Dibango songs

The late Manu Dibango's career spanned three continents, six decades and many styles, making him a true innovator of African music.

Music in Africa

The underground Arab producers making waves

By now, we’re all familiar with the likes of DJ Khaled and Noah “40” Shebib, but there’s a new crop of Arab producers taking the local music industry by storm.

Arab News

Predicting Tectonic Changes in Classical Music

Not long after the last global pandemic, in which some 50 million people died from Spanish flu, a social change began to take place in living rooms across the world.


Hands Off: A 100th Anniversary Guide to Theremin Music

The year is 1920. At a government-run think tank in Petrograd, a brilliant young Soviet scientist harnesses the power of something called the “heterodyne beat frequency” to create a mysterious-looking, antennaed box that creates a high-pitched wail, which intensifies when his hands come closer to it.


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