Music the artform and artists

'Hello Asia, Sydney calling': Eurovision Asia officially on its way

The European Broadcasting Union, which produces the Eurovision Song Contest, launched an official website and media campaign announcing the coming event.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, and One Night in New York City

Since the nineteen-sixties, there have not been jazz musicians as artistically significant and generally popular as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, or Bill Evans. Today, jazz music is a miscellaneous collection of wide-ranging and disputed genres that stands to the side of American culture.

The New Yorker

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.

Al Jazeera

Alim Gasimov, Golden Voice of Nation

This voice...a reminiscent of echoes in the mountains and the rustling winds of desert. This is the voice of legendary Alim Gasimov, a genuine soulman and brilliant mugham singer of Azerbaijan.

Azernews

Silk Road Cultural Belt

With an international music project an orchestra fosters exchange between classical music fans around the world.

Germany Land of Ideas

Cuba, la musique et le monde

On comprend mieux pourquoi ces années-là plusieurs compositeurs s’inspirent de thèmes religieux ou spirituels. Durant l’été 1994, 35 0000 balseros, les Boat people cubains, ont quitté leur pays pour la Floride. Un grand nombre hélas n’est jamais arrivé.

France Musique

How Was Musical Notation Invented?

Imagine a piece of music. No, not the music, but the written score or sheet.

WQXR

John Coltrane: Beyond the Holy Mountain

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of John Coltrane, one of the true musical giants of the 20th century whose monumental legacy casts a considerable shadow across jazz and out into the wider artistic world.

Jazzwise Magazine

A Kinshasa, la symphonie de la débrouille

En république démocratique du Congo, bastion de la rumba et des tubes de Céline Dion, le seul orchestre philharmonique d’Afrique subsaharienne parvient à faire vivre le répertoire classique depuis 1994.

Libération


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