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Early Hip Hop Evangelist Michael Holman on New York, Basquiat and Graffiti Rock

Though he's now primarily known as an artist, writer and filmmaker, Michael Holman was an early hip hop evangelist who played a crucial role in connecting New York City's uptown graffiti culture with its downtown art scene.

Red Bull Music Academy

Algérie: La scène artistique perd un des monuments de la chanson châabi

Le président de la République, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a affirmé que la scène artistique perdait avec la disparition du regretté Boudjemâa El Ankis une de ses figures de proue et un des monuments de la chanson châabi.

All Africa

100th Anniversary Of Birth Of Music Legend Les Paul

Born Lester William Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisc., on June 9, 1915, Paul began playing the harmonica at the age of eight, later taking up the guitar and inventing a neck-worn harmonica holder that let him play both sides of the harmonica hands-free while playing the guitar.


Pianos that strike a chord with adherents

Great pianos are like sports cars: They have passionate adherents, their owners are often fiercely loyal to one brand, and at the top of the line, the differences between one and another come down in part to personal preference.

The Washington Post

Afrobeat(s): The Difference a Letter Makes

Afrobeat and Afrobeats -- the difference a letter can make. Afrobeats is both the evolution and in many ways antithesis of its prefixed forebear.

Huffington Post

For Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema remains a source of joy and hope

"For me," he insists, "it's all about the children. Working with the children is incredible. You also can see the intellectual perception they can have."

Los Angeles Times

Iranian rappers speak about hip-hop and its future in Iran

"Now rap is undoubtedly the most popular genre of music among 18-25 year old Iranians. Even 13-17 rap is like the main thing teenagers like to listen to"


Is Cuban Music About To Blow Up In America?

As the U.S. and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations, Latin music execs are scouting the island for crossover hits.


Abyssinie Swing, images de la musique éthiopienne moderne

Son histoire, ses maîtres, ses styles, son rapport aux traditions locales, un portrait de cette pop aux couleurs uniques et à la vocalité renversante, qui s'est épanouie des années 50 aux années 70.

France Musique

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