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Celebrated Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma named UNESCO Artist for Peace

In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Mr Shamma will support UNESCO’s work on education for peace among young people as well as the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Iraq and in the region.


Ghana: Is There a Future for Ghana Gospel Music?

Let's begin with a ride through the genealogy of Ghanaian Gospel music.

All Africa

Grammys 2017

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017.

USA Today

The sound of LA

For a city famed for Hollywood glitz and celebrity, Los Angeles has always retained hidden depths when it comes to music.

The Guardian

Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ Helped Germany Leave Nazism in the Rear-View Mirror

The most important watershed moment in the history of popular music in post-war Germany came in November 1974 when Kraftwerk released its groundbreaking album Autobahn.


Pierre Boulez à tout prix : La naissance de l'Ircam

En 1964, Pierre Boulez installé en Allemagne projette de revenir en France, il répond à une sollicitation du Ministère de la culture et fait une proposition de réforme de la direction de la musique...

France Culture

Polar Music Prize

The Polar Music Prize celebrates the power and importance of music and is awarded to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music.

Polar Music Prize

Happy 30th birthday, 'world music'

1987 was a big year for music. "World music," in particular, since that's when the global genre was first named as an industry category.


Philip Glass Celebrates His 80th Birthday With an 11th Symphony

“I’ve found that the symphonies’ appeal is that they each have a personality,” he said in a recent interview.

The New York Times

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