As Iranians continue to brave a deadly crackdown to protest against their regime, Iranian exiles living abroad have joined the movement in any way they can. For French-Iranian opera singer and composer Ariana Vafadari, that’s meant rallying support through music.
Songs are getting shorter and often launch straight into the lyrics. You have to listen for 30 seconds if the musicians are to get a fee from the streaming service. And there are so many songs jostling for attention.
Despite the recording company's initial doubts about the song's potential, "99 Red Balloons" topped charts worldwide.
Lyzza started DJing around Amsterdam when she was a teenager, just a few years after she and her mother moved from their native Brazil to the Netherlands. After making a name for herself across Europe's finest clubs, she reconnected with her motherland though her new mixtape "Mosquito", which has just been released on Ninja Tunes. She popped by FRANCE 24's studios to tell Marjorie Hache more about it.
Nigerian star Fela Kuti is one of the 20th century's musical pioneers. He not only created Afrobeat, which combines free jazz, funk and multiple musical genres from West Africa, but was also politically active.
After a Fulton County judge brought attempted murder charges against the Backdoor rapper in 2019 in connection with a shooting outside a restaurant, Georgia's Superior Court has dismissed the charges.
California man Kevin Brophy has filed a lawsuit against the Up rapper over the cover of her Gangsta B**ch Vol. 1 album, claiming his distinctive back tattoo was photoshopped onto the model in the cover to make it appear as if Brophy was performing oral sex on her.
Rapper Coolio, known for the mid-90s hit song "Gangsta's Paradise", died on Wednesday reportedly after being found unresponsive at a friend's Los Angeles home.
Tayor Swift has a song called 'Midnight Rain' on her forthcoming album.
5 Aug 2022
DJ Aus J is shaking up Nigeria's music scene. August Akpeji Ayodele became blind when he was a baby. But the musician and DJ, also known as 'Aus J' has made a name for the positive vibes of his music.
26 Jul 2022
Olokiki - Men also cry (Official video)
10 May 2022
American rapper Young Thug arrested on gang related charges.
23 Mar 2022
Paris-based Ukrainian DJ and producer Kate Zubok had to cancel a tour of her homeland and put her musical projects on hold following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. She tells us how the conflict has affected her personally and professionally and how she is trying to remain positive. Up-and-coming Parisian electro popster Lewis OfMan also stopped by the FRANCE 24 studios to tell us about his upbeat, sundrenched debut album "Sonic Poems", which he's currently touring across Europe.