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Music the artform and artists

Le Reggae en Afrique

Bien qu'originaire des Caraïbes, le reggae a été largement adopté dans toute l'Afrique. Depuis ses origines dans les années 70, le reggae est devenu une musique grand public dans les années 80.

Music in Africa

Can talking about music add to our understanding of it?

Words and music have been at odds for a long time. They have quarrelled for centuries. But they have not always quarrelled over the same things. Song came first.

Aeon

David Bowie: 15 surprising facts about the king of glam rock

4. He couldn’t stand The Little Drummer Boy

The Telegraph

The rise and fall of Urban Grooves in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean music genre known as Urban Grooves first became popular around the year 2000, when the government made a deliberate policy of promoting local arts by enforcing a 75% threshold for broadcasting local content on national media.

Music in Africa

Five Seismic Moments in New Music

Cage, Eno, Reich and more the focus of week-long BBC series.

The Journal of Music

Buried Country: The little-known history of Aboriginal country music

American hip-hop and blues have been popular within the Australian music scene for decades but there is a little-known, homegrown musical culture that also draws on dispossession, rebellion and heartache — Aboriginal country music.

ABC News

Bowie, Lemmy, Boulez, Delpech, ainsi s’en va le 20ème siècle

Quatre disparitions en l’espace de 15 jours résonnent d’une tonalité mélancolique, suintant d’une teinte nostalgique, rappelant qu’un monde n’est plus et ne reviendra plus.

Agora Vox

10 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of Music

UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has announced the designation of 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The results of this year’s Call bears witness to the Network’s enhanced diversity and geographical representation with 22 cities from countries not previously represented.
10 of them are in the field of music:

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Traditional music in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a rich, diverse cultural heritage and her music and dance are intertwined. Implied is that the two are inseparable - there is no music without dance.

Music in Africa


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