Music the artform and artists

Traditional music in Ghana

Since the colonial era, Christian churches have been purveyors of European culture which preaches against African cultural practices and poses a popular inimical treatment to traditional music while promoting western cultural values and usages.

Music in Africa

Was the First Song a Lullaby?

Two Harvard University researchers put forward an intriguing hypothesis.

PS Mag

The night when straight white males tried to kill disco

‘This wouldn’t have happened if they had country and western night.’

Aeon

We need more women composers – and it's not about tokenism, it's about talent

Why are female composers not taken as seriously as their male counterparts? Sound and Music, the national development organisation for new music, are determined to do something about it.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim: 'The ABC of music-making is listening'

The two conductors compare notes on their lives in music, their roads to becoming conductors and breaking down barriers for female musicians.

BBC

Quelle place pour l’accordéon dans la musique classique ?

L’accordéon a longtemps gardé l'image d'un instrument de bal musette. Une idée reçue qui a bien évolué, notamment depuis le début du XXIe siècle, puisqu'il occupe une place de plus en plus importante dans le monde de la musique classique.

France Musique

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.

UNESCO

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


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