Music the artform and artists

La musique saharienne d’Algérie

La musique saharienne nous remémore l’époque des caravanes qui traversaient le désert d’est en ouest et inversement pour un commerce transfrontalier.

Music in Africa

Breve historia del rap

El rap llegó en los ochenta para cambiarlo todo. Este estilo, enmarcado en la cultura del hip hop, surgió a finales de la década de 1970 en los barrios más marginales de Nueva York como una derivación del funk, y su aparición significó una verdadera revelación en el mundo de la música.

Los 40

The story of morna: Cape Verde’s music of displacement and return

How a music shaped by slavery, epidemics, famine and mass migration travelled the world, narrating stories of suffering and resistance.

Al Jazeera

How Roblox Sparked a Chaotic Music Scene

Players can customize their own worlds on the platform. Many illegally upload songs — called “bypassing audio” — and some make intense tracks in a new genre, robloxcore.

The New York Times

How Did They Make That?

The process of making musical instrument is generally out of the public eye, and there’s often a mystique about how those particular tools-of-the-trade are created.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Omar Khorshid, le pharaon de la guitare électrique égyptienne

Omar Khorshid s'est assoupli les doigts dans un conservatoire grec du Caire, faute de pouvoir apprendre la guitare dans une école égyptienne où cet objet barbare ne fait alors pas partie du programme.


Pasados posibles de la música popular: narrativas históricas del jazz y del rock

Anualmente se publican decenas de historias del jazz y del rock. No podía ser de otra forma en dos temas tan mediados por la pervivencia del pasado. Sin embargo, las reflexiones historiográficas no han sido abundantes en los estudios sobre música popular.

El Oriente

Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music

What's important to remember is that "Mexican Regional" is a catch-all term. Historically, accordions have been king as these styles travelled north and south, so most of the conversations around this music are dominated by corridos and boleros performed in the norteño style.


What Makes Music Universal

In the past two years, the debate over whether music is universal, or even whether that debate has merit, has raged like a battle of the bands among scientists. The stage has expanded from musicology to evolutionary biology to cultural anthropology.


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