Music the artform and artists

In pursuit of Paco de Lucia

Paco de Lucia, who died in February, was the greatest flamenco guitarist of his era, a man who had an impact on life in Spain at least as great as that of the Beatles in Britain.

The Telegraph

Unsung Heroes: Women in Jazz

Were there no female musicians playing instruments or do we just not know about them?

New Music Box

Five Pivotal Ukrainian Classical Music Figures

With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world's eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea.

WQXR

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


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