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Music the artform and artists

Much to cheer about the future of jazz in India

One challenge musicians face is that shows may be erratic, and that jazz is not as paying as other genres.

The Hindu

Finding New Meaning in Timeless Music

A new wave of artists is turning African music into a force that honors the past and transcends borders.

The New York Times

The Untold Story of Disco and Its Black, Latino & LGBTQ Roots

Instead of live dance music, these venues boasted DJs, crate diggers open to any groove that would keep the party going on the dance floor: psychedelic, classic soul, progressive soul, jazz fusion, Latin American dance music, African pop.

Open Culture

Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

Popular music is a key cultural expression that has captured listeners' attention for ages. Many of the structural regularities underlying musical discourse are yet to be discovered and, accordingly, their historical evolution remains formally unknown.


Blackpink, de la pop music à la révolution industrielle

Les records tombent les uns après les autres. Depuis qu’elles ont lancé leur tournée mondiale, Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie et Rosé, les «idoles» de Blackpink, emmènent la musique pop coréenne à des altitudes inédites.

La Tribune de Genève

Erasmo Carlos, leyenda de la música brasileña

El cantante y compositor brasileño Erasmo Carlos, uno de los pioneros y mayores íconos del rock del país y eterno socio musical del también cantautor Roberto Carlos, murió ayer a los 81 años en el hospital de Río de Janeiro al que fue ingresado de urgencia.

el territorio

The Four-Valve Trumpeter Who Uses Sharon Stone and Charlie Chaplin to Make Jazz

Ibrahim Maalouf, the Lebanese French horn player known for some daring collaborations, visits the Met to check out a display of rare instruments and discuss his own musical unorthodoxies.

The New Yorker

Suavecito: The love song that became an anthem

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Suavecito, by the band Malo, which became a mainstream hit at a time when Latinx people were just a small percentage of the US population. The love song became a powerful symbol for Latinx-Americans.


Why African acts are redefining modern pop

English radio veteran, producer and author DJ Semtex traces his career foundations to hip hop  – the music genre that set him on his current path as a global cultural curator. In recent years, however, his utility has expanded to include a role as a major conduit for African music overseas.

Music in Africa

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