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Music the artform and artists

Les Grands Portraits d'Open Jazz : Dave Brubeck

Un biopic sur une légende du jazz, à partir d'une longue interview réalisée "at home".

France Musique

Too few conductors understand their double bass section

Many conductors request that their double bass section players use large instruments because they incorrectly assume that these will produce a bigger, warmer and more projecting sound.

The Strad

Results of the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers

Partendo, Lasciando le erbe tali quali sono by Swiss composer Oscar BIANCHI (born 1975) and Langedes ülespoole, taeva kaarjasse kaussi (falling up into the bowl of sky), by young Estonian composer Maria Kõrvits are the works selected by radio music producers participating in the 63rd International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) held in Wroclaw, from May 16 to 21, 2016.

Rostrum+

Gospel music in Swaziland

There are a lot of things Swazis hold dear to their hearts. Perhaps at the top of the list would be the sacred Swazi traditions of the annual Umhlanga Reed Dance and the Incwala ceremony.

Music in Africa

Keyboard Smorgasbord

The evolution of the keyboard from ancient Greece through today's synthesizers.

WQXR

10 records that define soul jazz artform & artist

When Stuart Baker established Soul Jazz in 1992, the idea was to draw “cross cultural connections” between soul, jazz and reggae through compilation albums.

The Vinyl Factory

What made Papa Wemba so influential?

Tributes have been pouring in for Congolese musician Papa Wemba who died on Sunday morning after collapsing on stage. African music expert Rita Ray looks at what made him so influential.

BBC

Les musiciens Manganiyars de Jaisalmer

Dans le village de Barna, désert du Thar, chez les musiciens de l'Ensemble Divana où cohabitent deux castes de poètes tziganes, les Manghaniyar et les Langa.

France Musique

Isao Tomita, Japanese pioneer of synthesizer music

Isao Tomita, the synthesizer pioneer who composed the score for Tezuka Osamu’s anime “Kimba the White Lion” and NHK drama “Hana no Shogai,” died of heart failure Thursday at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital. He was 84.

The Japan Times


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