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21 Jun 2021
Pone, former member of the famous French hip-hop collective Fonky Family, has been stricken with ALS and yet continues to make music thanks to software that follows the movement of his eyes. The eye-tracking system guides a computer mouse allowing him to compose, but also to write and speak via a voice generated by his computer. His four-track mini-album 'Listen and donate', is out now with the goal to raise funds for the Trakadom association.
19 Jun 2021
Swedish musician Peter Von Poehl came in to tell us about his new album "Memories From Saint-Forget". Prior to the pandemic, he was supposed to have gone to China to work on a musical but instead ended up putting together his fifth album in the suburbs of ParisWe also look at new music by Angélique Kidjo, Carla Lucianni and Lorde.
19 Jun 2021
Veteran rock band Kiss blazed the Tribeca Festival carpet to debut their debut "Kisstory" on Friday in New York.
6 Jun 2021
She's a beloved voice in the Canadian music industry. Multidisciplinary artist TiKA has a lot of tricks up her sleeve: singer-songwriter, DJ, model, film composer, actor and advocate for the empowerment of female artists. Earlier this year, she added another feather to her cap with the release of her hotly anticipated debut LP "Anywhere But Here", which is full of 1980s-inspired synth pop anthems.
4 Jun 2021
As New York's classical music scene gets back on its feet, musicians from the New York Philharmonic perform at the Green-Wood cemetery during a dress rehearsal for the "Death of Classical" series.
27 May 2021
Chi Modu, the legendary Nigerian-born photographer who was responsible for some of hip-hop's most famous photographs, died over the weekend. He was 54.⁣⁣
26 May 2021
Music fills the Great Hall of Vienna's Musikverein once again, as the Philharmonic orchestra returns following months of lockdown that tested the musicians' motivation and turned their profession upside down.
9 May 2021
In a music scene long ruled by giant neighbour Nigeria, Afrobeats from Ghana are now finding favour not only in Accra's clubs but in a thriving international market beyond West Africa.
7 May 2021
Colombians protest with arts performances, music and dance in the capital Bogota as anti-government demonstrations continue in the South American country.
3 May 2021
The iPhone maker unfairly puts music-streaming rivals at a disadvantage due to its App Store rules, the EU's competition commissioner has said.
24 Apr 2021
Calling on governments to "tell the truth about the climate emergency", the Music Declares Emergency initiative has brought together artists including Billie Eilish, Massive Attack and Radiohead. Since its launch in France, it has attracted similar support. DJ and producer Fakear joins us to tell us why he signed up to the project, as well as how touring and festivals can become greener. As people around the world mark Earth Day, we talk about government responses to activism and the planet's capacity to regenerate with – or without – the human race.
6 Apr 2021
British grime artist Slowthai is known for his provocative live performances and politically aware lyrics. His first album, the outward-looking "Nothing Great About Britain", was greeted positively by critics and music fans alike and propelled to the top of the UK's urban music scene. FRANCE 24 caught up with him to discuss his new introspective offering, "Tyron".

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