Music the artform and artists

‘I was transformed’: the power of Brazilian jazz legend Bola Sete

The late guitarist, who would have just turned 100, blew the minds of Carlos Santana, John Fahey and more with his hypnotic technique and expansive creative vision.

The Guardian

Leading women jazz musicians shed light on where jazz music stands in India

The country’s leading women jazz musicians shed light on the prevalent scene, the impact of current performers, and its future in a packed industry.

Mid Day

Are You Ready? Gen Z Is Bringing Nu Metal Back

Bands like Deftones and Slipknot are resonating with younger fans, thanks to TikTok, the Y2K revival and, of course, enduring teenage angst.

The New York Times

La folle histoire d’Oum Kalthoum, la diva du monde arabe

Raconter la vie d’Oum Kalthoum, c’est raconter un mythe, une carrière qui tient du miracle. Née en 1898 dans une famille pauvre sur le Delta du Nil, elle grandit dans un pays où les jeunes filles n’ont pas accès à l’éducation.


Peso Pluma: El cantante de música regional mexicana del momento

El cantante y compositor Peso Pluma ha emergido como el nuevo rostro de la música regional mexicana, tras conseguir 21 nominaciones a los Latin Billboard 2023.


Was Hip-Hop Really Invented 50 Years Ago?

A legendary party in the Bronx in the summer of 1973 helped usher in a new musical era, but it’s too much to call it the birth of the genre.

The Wall Street Journal

How Jazz Inspired The Beat Generation

Although Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg are the best-known Beat Generation writers who were exhilarated by jazz, plenty of others were creatively fired by the music.

U Discover Music

Can South African music sustain its influence on the global stage?

If you Google ‘Drake’ and ‘amapiano’ – the South African house music sub-genre, distinctive by its deep house, jazz and soul overtones – you’ll find a flurry of African websites lauding him for frequently shouting out the genre to a massive international audience.


Rodriguez, Obscure Rocker Rediscovered by ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Sixto Rodriguez, the Mexican-American singer-songwriter who languished in obscurity for decades before his brilliant music was rediscovered and chronicled in the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, died on Tuesday. He was 81.

Rolling Stones

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