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Music the artform and artists

The great 16th-Century black composer erased from history

For hundreds of years, the remarkable Vicente Lusitano has been forgotten. But now, finally, both his music and his story are being heard once more.


Historia de la música en Lagos, Nigeria

La música nigeriana contemporánea, como sus antepasados, existe sobre todo para bailar.

Global Voices

L'amapiano, des townships d'Afrique du Sud au succès planétaire

De la star de foot Paul Pogba à la chanteuse Janet Jackson ou la légende de la NBA Shaquille O'Neal, ils ont tous succombé au son de l'amapiano, musique électro dérivée de la house, née dans les townships d'Afrique du Sud.

La Dépêche

A journey into African music

African music, with its distinctive emphasis on polyrhythm and beats flowing from percussive instruments, was long treated as subordinate in the international music arena.

Global Voices

Art form tunes into a revival as it looks to a new generation

The 53-year-old is from Yarkant county in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The county is known as the hometown of the "12 Muqam". It is an art form known as the "mother of Uygur music", which combines classical Uygur songs, dances and music.

China Daily

South Asian artists you need to start listening to!

Growing up as a young South Asian girl in a small city in Michigan, finding representation in music always felt nearly impossible.

The Michigan Daily

Portrait de la flûtiste et compositrice Isabelle Courroy

Première femme soliste des flûtes obliques kaval, Isabelle Courroy creuse depuis plus de trente ans le sillon de toutes les possibilités de ses instruments, autant dans leur contexte d’origine que dans celui des Musiques du Monde et celui des musiques Anciennes et Contemporaines.

France Musique

Hacer el flamenco grande de nuevo

Hace justo un siglo Granada era un carnaval. Pero no cualquier tipo de carnaval: Granada era el Gran Carnaval retratado en la película de Billy Wilder del mismo título de 1951.

El País

These Are the Most Listened to Mexican Genres & Artists By Generations

Just like any other genre, Mexican regional music has changed with the times to incorporate elements of more popular, contemporary genres like reggaeton and hip-hop to appeal to newer listeners.


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