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Silk Road Chinese Ethno Music Festival held in Pula, Croatia

Chinese band Haya perform during the Silk Road Chinese Ethno Music Festival at the ancient arena in Pula, Croatia on Aug. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Dusko Marusic)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 7:39:51

Glen Campbell album sales soar 13,000 percent after singer's death

Sales of Glen Campbell's music soared after the death of the “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer after a public struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/10 17:53:39

Two Chinese versions get added to the list of 'Despacito' adaptations

It's often said that music can transcend boundaries. This certainly seems to be the case with “Despacito,” currently the most popular song in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 17:48:39

Taylor Swift shaken and humiliated by groping, mom tells trial

Pop superstar Taylor Swift's mother recounted before a US jury Wednesday the moment her "shattered" daughter said she had been groped by a local radio host.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 17:03:40

US rock singer Bruce Springsteen bringing series of solo performances to Broadway

Bruce Springsteen, renowned for his high-energy marathon concerts to packed arenas, is dialing it down a notch and heading to Broadway.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 16:58:40

Video: Uyghur instrument version of Despacito

Source: | 2017/8/10 16:25:46

Video: Chinese language version of Despacito

Source: | 2017/8/10 16:23:36

US country music legendary singer Glen Campbell dies at 81

US country music legendary singer Glen Campbell has died Tuesday at 81 after struggling with Alzheimer's disease for years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 7:57:15

Swift heads to court

Pop star Taylor Swift was in court Monday as the trial began in a case pitting her against a DJ accused of groping her at an event.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/8 16:53:39

Fans express sorrow, admiration for Ukrainian singer Ivan Blues who dies on stage

Shocked and grief-stricken, local fans have been posting emotional messages on social media, as they paid tribute to Ivan Denysenko, a famous Ukrainian blues singer, who died Saturday after barely finishing his last song on stage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 14:35:43

Three-day Newport Jazz Festival comes to a close with performances from hip-hop legends

The Newport Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday with a closing performance from the legendary hip-hop band "The Roots" as a new artistic director put his personal stamp on one of the world's most venerable jazz carnivals.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/7 16:38:39

Techno band faces charges for Crimea concert: Ukraine envoy

German techno band Scooter faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in the Crimea region of Ukraine that was annexed by Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said in an interview published Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/6 15:58:39

BMF to celebrate 20th anniversary with classic operas, concerts and more

The Beijing Music Festival (BMF), an annual festival for classical music fans, will return to stages in Beijing on October 8, the festival's artistic director Yu Long announced at a press conference in Beijing Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 18:33:39

Musicians flee Libya for 'right to rap'

A group of rappers who say they had to flee Libya for their art were on their way to Italy Wednesday after being rescued by a charity boat.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 18:23:39

Santana looks to break walls

Teaming up with The Isley Brothers for a new album, Carlos Santana isn't just uniting two musical legends. He believes the sound can change the world.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/2 17:33:39

Tourists seeking 'Despacito' discover Puerto Rico's La Perla

Something unusual is happening in La Perla, a poor barrio clinging to a steep hillside between Old San Juan and the sea where the video for the pop hit "Despacito" was filmed.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/31 17:58:39

Hip-hop duo Fish Symboled Stamp splices together traditional 'Khoomei' and urban beats

Ulaanbaatar's urban music scene is buzzing with a new vibe created by a hip-hop duo mixing into their sound the traditional art of throat singing, or "Khoomei," as Mongolians refer to it.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/31 17:18:39

Biggie gets even bigger through remix from young Norwegian DJ

The Notorious B.I.G. would figure at or near the top on any list of hip-hop all-stars, yet the slain rapper's top song on Spotify comes via a 26-year-old Norwegian.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/31 17:13:39