Music the artform and artists

Sérgio Mendes: The Genius Who Changed Music

Sérgio Santos Mendes is the man who brought Bossa Nova, Samba and Musica Popular Brasileira to the world. But this is only the simple version of a story that started exactly 80 years ago.

The Berlin Spectator

Haitian Rhythms And The Music Of New Orleans

Much of what distinguishes New Orleans today from other American cities can be traced back to French and African influences from Haiti.

NPR

Are 2021 Golden Globe Music Winners Sure Bets for Oscars?

As expected, Diane Warren and the team of Trent Reznor. Atticus Ross & Jon Batiste won Golden Globes in the music categories.

Billboard

Influence musicale : une étude allemande départage les pays

Qui sont les pays les plus influents, musicalement parlant ? C’est ce que révèle une étude allemande, qui vient de paraître.

France Musique

Música para pastillas: un repaso de la discografía de Daft Punk

Los músicos franceses Thomas Bangalter (1975) y Guillaume Emmanuel Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo (1974) pueden caminar de civiles por Les Champs-Élysées con total tranquilidad porque nadie les va a pedir una selfie.

La Diaria

Rediscovering the forgotten sounds of Somalia

Founded to sing patriotic songs by the government’s Ministry of Interior in 1978 — the height of the Somali-Ethiopian border conflict — peacetime presented a crisis of identity.

Arab News

Meet the under-40 musicians who are making classical instruments cool

A cadre of performers under 40 are doing their best to keep instruments such as the violin, piano and cello front and center in music lover's minds.

USA Today

Meet Spain’s Most Streamed Artist And No, It’s Not Rosalía

There’s a new name bubbling up in the Spanish music landscape and we’d better learn it well and fast: Morad.

Remezcla

Georges Brassens nous rend heureux

Troubadour égaré dans le siècle des machines, Brassens nous a légué une œuvre à l’écart du consensus et de la place publique, synthèse de l’argot de rue, du Moyen-Âge et du classicisme français. P

France Culture


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