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'Bohemian Rhapsody' now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/12 18:48:40

Bolivian youth orchestra plays for the future

When Mariel Chura joined a youth orchestra at age 14, she did not even know what a viola was.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/10 16:43:39

Rap star Kendrick Lamar, women nominees lead Grammys race

The soundtrack of Marvel's Black Panther propelled rap superstar Kendrick Lamar to the front of this year's Grammy pack with eight nominations, closely followed by fellow rapper Drake with seven, organizers said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 18:23:39

Beijing Performing Arts Group releases schedule for new performance season

The Beijing Performing Arts Group released the program list for their upcoming performance season in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:03:43

Cardi B to split with husband

US rapper Cardi B on Wednesday announced the end of her 15-month marriage to Offset, the rapper and father of her daughter, dropping a video with the news on Instagram.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 17:58:40

Kam Grand Choir Festival celebrated in mountainous Guizhou

As warm breezes blow on colorful embroidered attire and silver ornaments, singing voices echo above the drum towers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 19:03:40

Chinese version of popular Japanese musical 'Wicked Little One' kicks off national tour in Beijing

A Chinese adaptation of Wicked Little One, the famed original musical from Japan's Shiki Theatre Company, kicked off its 50-city national tour with performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Beijing's Poly Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:28:40

Beyonce, Jay-Z dazzle South Africa at Mandela tribute concert

"I'm proud to be part of the global citizen movement because they are trying to make a positive impact on people's lives - especially women's and children's issues," said Nokthula Khuzwayo, 23, from Soweto.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/3 19:23:41

Chinese music: from freshman to graduate

"For me, the evolution of music in the Chinese mainland was like a student going through four years of college life," well-known Chinese music critic Guo Zhikai told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 19:23:40

Chinese pianist to join global musicians in classic Beethoven at New York's Carnegie Hall

Chinese pianist Warren Lee will share the stage with a number of world-renowned musicians and vocalists to perform Beethoven's Ode to Joy at New York's Carnegie Hall, a press release said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 8:34:40

International festival brings art, entertainment to Northwest China

Celebrated conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Berlin Philharmonic kicked off an annual international music festival in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province Tuesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 16:43:40

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians – but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/22 16:38:40

Striking a chord

Saxophone sensation Kenny G is an ever-evolving artist - one who has captured audiences' imaginations for decades, particularly in China. Indeed, his sonorous works have become the backdrop soundtracks for China's rise over the past two decades - something ethnomusicologists will debate and research for centuries to come.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 18:13:40

Jamaica seeks UNESCO intangible heritage status for reggae music

Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the UN's cultural agency UNESCO announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 18:08:40

Taylor Swift uses music muscle to seek higher payouts for others

Pop music titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) that will give her greater control over her own music and could boost future payouts to artists for music played on streaming service Spotify.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/20 18:08:39

Juilliard's first overseas campus to open to students in the fall of 2019 in Tianjin

Young Chinese music talents will now be able to study at the world's top music school Juilliard without needing to head to New York as the renowned center for the music arts has established its first overseas campus in Tianjin. From November 15 through to February 1, 2019, the Tianjin Juilliard School will be accepting applications and auditions from students aging 8-18 for its first Saturday Pre-college program, Alexander Brose, executive director and CEO of the school, said on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 18:28:39

Paying tribute

The 2018 Country Music Association Awards on Tuesday paid sober tribute to the dozen people killed during a California shooting at a country music bar last week.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 17:28:42

Australian conductor Dane Lam to lead Beijing Symphony Orchestra at Forbidden City Concert Hall

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra will stage a concert at the Forbidden City Concert Hall led by Australian conductor Dane Lam on Thursday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:13:42