Music the artform and artists

How a 78-Year-Old Estonian Composer Became the Hottest Thing in Music

Arvo Pärt is the classical music equivalent of that guy you met at a party once and then, after that, he starts popping up everywhere in your life.


Funk Archaeology: Richard Marks, Unsung Atlanta Soul Slinger

Richard and his music are unknown to the majority, but to an obsessive minority, he is a lightning rod, that singular point at which numerous Southern soul and funk musicians converged and exploded, spreading wondrous music in all directions.

Red Bull Music Academy

Proclamation sur le Mois de l'appréciation de la musique afro-américaine

Je, soussigné, Barack Obama, président des États-Unis d'Amérique, en vertu de l'autorité que me confèrent la Constitution et le droit des États-Unis, proclame par la présente juin 2014 Mois de l'appréciation de la musique afro-américaine.

All Africa

African-American Music Appreciation Month

Our country is home to a proud legacy of African-American musicians whose songs transcend genre.

The White House

Why it's time to end our Cold War view of Soviet music

Composers who were loyal to the Soviet regime should be listened to sympathetically.

The New York Times

A Moment for Stockhausen

There are certain composers whose music we can recognize and identify immediately.


A Brief History of Soviet Rock and Roll

Was the subculture's birth a CIA plot, as one Russian legislator recently claimed, or a genuine musical phenomenon?

The Atlantic

Latin America: reviving songs that brought down dictators

"You can't have a revolution without songs."


Namibia: The Gospel Music According to Risto Mushongo

The subject of what constitute or defines gospel music is one that attracts a lot of debate, with many defining gospel music in their own terms, both as a concept, including as only applying to humans who practice the Christianity faith.

All Africa

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