Music the artform and artists

International Jazz Day 2015 - All-Star Global Concert in Paris

The 2015 International Jazz Day celebration will kick off in Paris, France on April 30th with a daylong series of jazz education programs, performances, and community outreach.

UNESCO

Jazz au Trésor : George Russell

La première apparition de George Russell (1923-2009) sur la scène du jazz fut tonitruante. D'emblée à l'avant-garde.

France Musique

Iconic trumpet players who defined jazz history

Since emerging at the beginning of the 20th century, jazz music has been a staple in American culture.

Oxford University Press

Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!

Ella Fitzgerald is one of jazz music's most beloved pioneers and today (April 25) would have been the late songbird's 98th birthday.

The Boom Box

Jazz fuses with folk music in Azerbaijan

A short visit to Azerbaijan revealed a mix of jazz and local folk music, as well as the burning land around the capital Baku.

RFI

L'art de l'intro

Chicago, le 28 juin 1928 : Louis Armstrong ouvre West End Blues.

France Musique

Cumbia: The Musical Backbone Of Latin America

Whether you're in a convenience store in Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of Argentina, Mexico City or East L.A., you're likely to hear cumbia blaring from a stereo.

NPR

The live music scene in Uganda

Ugandan recorded popular music began in 1929 with the British Odeon label, and by the 1950s there were several labels operating in the country, recording a variety of traditional music for release on 78rpm such as The Young Baganda Singers' Party, Kibirige and Budo Party, Nanyoga and Party, and a number of school and cathedral choirs.

Music in Africa

Against “Indie”

The comebacks of many flagship 2000s bands show it's time to eliminate this outdated, insular, and implicitly racist term.

Slate


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