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Chinese violinist Wang Jiazhi debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York

Chinese violinist Wang Jiazhi performs during her Carnegie Hall debut in New York, the United States, March 28, 2017. As a prize-winner of the Washington International Competition and China Young Artist Competition, Wang Jiazhi has appeared at music festivals around the world as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. (Xinhua/Tang Siyu)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 10:47:36

For Sex Pistol John Lydon, world was overdue for ‘shake-up’ like US President Donald Trump

Political events lately had been unimaginable to many - Britain is leaving the European Union and Donald Trump is president of the US. One person less surprised is John Lydon.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/29 19:18:41

Former Beatle Paul McCartney making album with Adele producer Greg Kurstin

Paul McCartney has revealed that he is working on a new album with the producer best known for Adele's blockbuster hit "Hello."
Source: AFP | 2017/3/28 18:23:39

Tanzanian rapper held for ‘insulting president’

A popular Tanzanian rapper said Sunday that he had been arrested over a song allegedly insulting President John Magufuli, seen as increasingly authoritarian and unwilling to brook any dissent.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/27 18:28:39

Kanye West settles with Hungarian singer over alleged song theft

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song “New Slaves.”
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/26 18:03:39

Finding the ‘best energy’ through EDM

Nick is usually known as a lawyer in Detroit but when he travels the world’s electronic music festivals he takes on a new persona – he shaves tribal figures into his hair and sprinkles glitter over his biceps.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/26 17:43:39

Afghanistan music fans hail trailblazing talent show ‘Afghan Star’

Music fans in conservative Afghanistan Wednesday hailed the finale of a popular television singing competition, in which the first woman to reach the last round lost to another avant-garde competitor.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/23 18:33:40

Rarities by late stars Prince, Bowie and Cohen to come out for Record Store Day

Rare music from three stars who died last year - Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen - will come out next month for the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, the celebration of vinyl's rebirth.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 18:08:39

Drake returns with dancehall beats and big-name guests

Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year's top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

Rock’n’roll father Chuck Berry dead at 90

Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock'n'roll who helped shape modern youth culture with his dance-ready rhythms but who struggled to overcome institutional racism, died Saturday. He was 90.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:48:39

Pussy Riot declare new revolution from the stage

Still relishing provocation three years after their release from a Russian prison, the punk rockers Pussy Riot are reviving their challenge to President Vladimir Putin in an action-packed autobiographical theatrical piece.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:23:39

Surprise homecoming

The New York Philharmonic, which has been treading water financially, tapped Wednesday the well-regarded head of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as president in a startling shake-up for the classical music world.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/16 18:13:40

Snoop Dogg draws controversy with Trump shooting video

Rap great Snoop Dogg has drawn controversy for appearing to shoot US President Donald Trump in a new video that also takes aim at police brutality.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/15 16:28:39

Opera adaptation of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ premieres in city of its conception

The Wall, the pioneering rock opera, has been turned into a grand opera in the city where it was first conceived by Roger Waters some 40 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:40

British singer Ed Sheeran smashes UK album records

Ed Sheeran smashed a host of British pop records on Friday, taking the top five places in the singles charts and all 16 songs from his new album in the top 20.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/12 16:48:39

Kennedy Center shakes off staid image with new modern festival

The Kennedy Center, the giant arts complex in Washington, on Wednesday announced a new bid to shake off its staid reputation with a festival of risque and genre-blurring performances.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/9 19:23:41

Chinese musician Wu Tong talks about his time with the Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble

Music has the ability to build bridges between countries and cultures. Currently there is no better representative of this than the Silk Road Ensemble.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 17:53:39

Senegalese American Rapper Akon brings solar power projects to two more African nations: The Gambia, Cape Verde

Cliched rappers spend money on bling and cars, but Senegalese American artist Akon is looking skywards to splash his cash, investing in solar power projects across Africa.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/7 17:58:39