For more than 75 years, the "Maîtrise de Radio France" choir has been training schoolchildren to become classical singers. Andrélia is one of them. She has undergone demanding training, with music theory, piano and singing lessons. With the other choir members, the teenager is preparing a special concert alongside the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. Based in Paris, the choir now has a branch in Bondy, in the north-eastern suburbs of the French capital.
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has threatened to quit music should he lose his ongoing copyright trial. The 32-year-old is being sued by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 hit 'Let’s Get It On' with Marvin Gaye. Sheeran is accused of copying the song’s harmonic progressions as well as both rhythmic and melodic elements.
The Nigerian hip hop duo P-Square tell us how important it is to be vocal when it comes to politics in the country. The duo speak about how music plays a role in empowering the youth.
The album "Silent Tears" features poems set to music by women who survived the Holocaust. It is the first Yiddish-language album that has topped the European World Music charts.
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.
Unique looks are one particular trait that every artist puts effort into. These looks vary depending on the artist's personality, but all in all, the aim is to look good. Check out Nigerian celebrities who have had different hairstyles from how they were introduced to us.
Sarah McCoy is an American who honed her songwriting and singing skills touring the US and New Orleans in particular, before moving to France several years ago. Unlike Emily (of "Emily in Paris" fame), she speaks French and has charmed her way into the hearts of the locals. She has just released her second album "High Priestess", which she is about to tour extensively throughout France and other European countries.
Getting enough sleep is essential to good health, but millions of people struggle with it. As a result, many of us turn to calming music in the hopes that it will lull us to sleep.
Award-winning filmmaker Cécile Allegra joins us on Perspective to tell us about her new feature, "Songs of the Living". It tells the story of a group of migrants, or survivors as she prefers to call them, as they try to settle in the Aveyron region of France.
20 Oct 2022
Ghanaian music festival Afrochella is currently facing a lawsuit from California's Coachella for trademark infringement. Coachella and its organizers Goldenvoice claimed in the lawsuit that Afrochella is actively promoting music events in the United States and in Ghana by intentionally adding the suffix “CHELLA”.
9 Sep 2022
The Headies 2022 was the 15th edition of the Nigerian music awards The Headies. It was held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on 4th September 2022. Wizkid led nominations with ten, Tems and Ayra Starr with eight each. Davido and Adekunle received seven each.
19 Aug 2022
Mona Magdy, a popular Sudanese singer, has not stopped performing in concerts despite undergoing treatment for stage 2 breast cancer.