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Music the artform and artists

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:


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

Frank Sinatra: A Hundred Years On, the Voice Resonates Still

Before Michael Jackson, before Bob Dylan, before Elvis Presley, there was Sinatra, the first modern pop superstar.

The Telegraph

Better Swede symphony: how a new generation is redefining Scandipop

When it comes to inventive pop music, there must be something in the Swedish water.

The Guardian

Star Wars : la musique de John Williams, formidable porte d'entrée à la musique classique

Les musiques de John Williams, et surtout celles de Star Wars ont cette particularité d'être identifiables immédiatement, dès la première note.

France Musique

100 Years Of Billy Strayhorn, Emotional Architect Of Song

When Strayhorn wrote "Lush Life" in 1936, he could only dream of the Paris nightlife described in the lyrics.


Why landscape music is more important than ever

While some composers may approach their music as a platform through which to advocate for specific environmental and conservation causes, others are driven to express purely aesthetic responses to nature.

New Music Box

Introduction à la musique "classique"

Entre grandes lignes et petites anecdotes, ce Point Culture vous propose une sympathique introduction à la musique dite « classique ».

Audio Fanzine

The Man Who Wanted To Be An Orchestral Violinist But Perfected Record Players Instead

Norman C. Pickering, an engineer, inventor and musician whose pursuit of audio clarity and beauty helped make phonograph records and musical instruments sound better.

The New York Times

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