Music the artform and artists

Zambia: Origins of Rhumba Music

Soukous is a genre of dance music that originated from Cuban Rumba music in the Belgian Congo and French Congo during the 1940s and gained popularity throughout Africa.

All Africa

Côte d'Ivoire: Renaissance du "Masa", les arts du spectacle à nouveau à l'honneur

On l'appelle le "Masa" : le Marché des arts du spectacle africain, festival important de danse, musique et théâtre à l'échelle du continent africain, a débuté samedi, à Abidjan, pour une semaine. Sa réouverture consacre, pour la Côte d'Ivoire, un renouveau culturel après plus d'une décennie de crise.

France TV

UNESCO International Jazz Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has chosen Osaka as the host city for International Jazz Day 2014, which will be celebrated around the world on April 30.

JazzDay

Brazil Sings a New Tune

As millions leave poverty behind, Brazilian funk is moving from the slums to the mainstream.

The Wall Street Journal

The Pleasures of Soft Singing

There are many singers, especially young ones, who have big healthy voices and sing loud all the time. This is a problem for two reasons.

WQXR

How African Americans changed classical music

It must be remembered that for a long time, classical music was not a part of the black experience in music.

Detroit Free Press

105 Years of Film Music: The 1930s

With the advent of sound in movies came an influx of European-born composers who brought musical sophistication and ingenuity to Hollywood.

WQXR

One Hundred Years of Nigerian Music

The Centenary Planning Committee of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria (SGF) in collaboration with Evergreen Musical Company Limited (EMCL) has embarked on the compilation of Nigeria's contemporary music from 1914 to 2014 in commemoration of the country's 100th year celebration.

All Africa


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