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Music the artform and artists

Ryuichi Sakamoto, un Japonais très international

Le compositeur, arrangeur, pianiste et producteur de musique Sakamoto Ryûichi est surtout connu en Occident pour ses musiques de films tels Furyo ou Le Dernier Empereur. Il a atteint une renommée mondiale à partir de la fin des années 1970, en tant que membre du groupe de techno-pop japonaise Yellow Magic Orchestra.

France Musique

Yma Súmac, la cantante peruana y "princesa inca" que conquistó el mundo gracias a su prodigioso rango de voz

Tenía una voz espectacular, fuera de serie. Llegaba más alto y más bajo que nadie. Podía sonar tan grave como la del cantante y poeta Leonard Cohen y tan aguda la de la soprano Montserrat Caballé.


South Africa’s dance music craze, amapiano, could conquer the world

There’s a lot of hype around amapiano. The South African dance music genre has dominated dancefloors since 2019, spreading from South Africa to West Africa and now to the world.

Music in Africa

What is viral jazz?

Easy to recognize and hard to define, a savvy young cohort takes shape.


How to Think About Music History

The important thing to remember, if you are sorting through the rich world of classical music, is that style periods are much less real than the music they describe. The job of labels should be to give us some orientation in our listening, but ultimately the music must stand on its own.


La musique ambient, un pont entre deux mondes

Une nouvelle scène, ou plutôt une constellation d’artistes affiliés au genre de l’ambient music, émerge en France depuis 2020, à contre-courant de la vague chill qui triomphe sur les plateformes de streaming.


Los reivindicativos orígenes del K-Pop

El K-Pop es, indiscutiblemente, uno de los géneros musicales que más seguidores ha ganado en los últimos años alrededor del mundo. Pero pocos saben en qué circunstancias surgió dentro de su país de origen, Corea del Sur.

The Conversation

How Italian opera influenced Mexican ranchera

During the 19th century, Italian opera was very popular in Mexico. Italian companies traveled there to perform operas by Donizetti and Bellini as well as the latest works by other composers. The influence of Italian opera helped to create Mexico's ranchera genre.


The music, life and legacy of Loretta Lynn

Today, we’re diving into the legacy Loretta Lynn has left behind, in Nashville and beyond. We’re discussing how she created her own image in the music industry, and the tension between how she addressed gender and class in her songs and her explicit rejection of the label “feminist.”


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