Music the artform and artists

As China Cracks Down On Cultural Fringe, Indie Rock Finds A Home In Beijing

"All these cities have emerging scenes, local bands, live venues, their own festivals," says Shanghai-based music and festival promoter Archie Hamilton. "It's been a very positive decade, I suppose. That said, the last 12 months have been pretty harrowing."


Visa For Music de Rabat : un événement artistique pour booster la scène musicale en l’Afrique et au Moyen Orient

Le programme de Visa For Music prévoit des expositions, des speed-meetings, des rencontres professionnelles, des conférences, des projections de films documentaires, plus de 40 «showcases» des sessions de formation professionnelle destinée aux jeunes opérateurs culturels. Le Conseil international de la musique tiendra son assemblée générale dans le cadre de Visa For Music.

Atlas Info

Alexander Khubeev wins Gaudeamus award 2015

Khubeev is now included in the respectable hall of fame with previous winning composers such as Yannis Kyriakides, Michel van der Aa and Louis Andriessen.


Visa For Music showcases programme finally out

Visa For Music (VFM) the international market for African and Middle-Eastern music has announced that they will be holding the 2nd edition ofprofessional meetings, conferences, a music exhibition, screenings, and more than 40 showcases to spotlight the artistes from Morocco, the rest of the continent, the Middle East and the Diaspora on 11_14 November 2015 in Rabat, Morocco.

The Point

The future of classical music doesn’t look good in Pakistan

As pop, rock and jazz take over our hearts, minds and souls — especially those of the youth — this trend continues to undermine the importance of classical music in Pakistani society.


A Hidden Hero of Jazz

If Louis Armstrong had stopped performing after 1930, or Duke Ellington had stopped performing after 1942, their places atop jazz history would be no less secure.

The New Yorker

What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin?

According to Marie Ledin, the managing director of the Polar Music Prize, Sweden's musical Nobel, Swedish songwriters and producers were partly responsible for a quarter of all Billboard Top Ten hits in 2014, an astonishing accomplishment for a country of fewer than ten million people.

The New Yorker

Le guide noisey du free jazz

Du krishnacore au gabber, l'histoire de la musique est remplie de genres musicaux aux noms aussi alambiqués qu'insensés. Dans la plupart des cas, ces patronymes sortent tout droit de l'esprit étroit de journalistes en manque de crédibilité.


AMDP at Le Kolatier 2015

This is probably one of the biggest "move" for the year 2015. Students from Technical University of Kenya, Institut national supérieur des arts et de l'action culturelle (Côte d'ivoire), l'Institut National des Arts (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and professionals from all across the African Continent will be taking part to these amazing three days of cultural and professional exchanges and formations.


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