Sheltering in their homes in Kyiv and Baryshivka, Ganna from the Dakh Daughters cabaret troupe and rapper Alyona Alyona speak to us about the cultural sector's role amid the war in Ukraine. The Dakh Daughters' participation in an upcoming theatre production in France is now hanging in the balance; Ganna tells us why the all-female punk cabaret has always dealt with politics and current events in their performances. And as one of the only rappers to write and perform in her mother tongue, Alyona Alyona explains how her Ukrainian cultural identity has become an important facet of her music.
20 Nov 2021
Thousands of musicians are hoping to have set a record by performing as part of the world’s largest orchestra.
26 Sep 2021
Ten years after their glory days, disabled music group Staff Benda Bilili dreams of returning to the music scene and of claiming the fruits of their former success, even if it means falling out with those who made them famous.
30 May 2021
Art collectors and musicians have been advised to take advantage of technology in making and selling a non-fungible token, NFT.
10 Mar 2021
Pheelz Mr. Producer spoke with Sammy Walsh about his creative process and how he manages his finances. Born Phillip Kayode Moses the record producer and Songwriter has worked with top artists and musicians.
23 Feb 2021
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
7 Dec 2020
"Many fado houses have closed, others haven't reopened since the first lockdown... I don't have any money left for anything, and the subsidies, we've been forgotten, there are none," laments Sonia Santos, a singer plunged into disarray by the closure of most fado houses in Lisbon, a city under curfew deserted by tourists. Singers or musicians, known as "fadists" are bearing the brunt of the economic and social impact of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic.
12 Oct 2020
Musicians from Wuhan perform at the opening concert of the Beijing Music Festival to commemorate China's fight against the virus in 2020. The concert 'Untitled: Dedicated to 2020' is a symphony composed by Wuhan composer Zou ye, which was inspired by China's anti-epidemic process. Under the baton of the composer, musicians and singers from Wuhan performed the work on stage to mourn the dead and express respect to those who have contributed to the fight against the virus.
22 Feb 2020
Yousef Kamara was the leader of Giverdamn Gaza, one of Freetown's most infamous street gangs. In 2017, his poetry and song-writing were noticed by Way Out, a collective of musicians and artists who take youth off the streets. Three years on, Kamara's poems have been published in several international magazines.
2 Feb 2020
The Hotteterre flute was created around 1710, and now researchers at Paris's Cité de la Musique laboratory have created an accurate reproduction of the instrument, a chance for musicians to faithfully recreate the sounds and moods of the epoch.
13 Jun 2019
Several big-name musicians voiced dismay on Wednesday that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times Magazine reported were lost in the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire of 2008.
7 Feb 2019
Several young musicians have been chosen from hundreds of aspiring artists to perform their songs about democracy ahead of Nigeria's elections.