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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

Fashion faux pas

The managers of hugely popular South Korean boy band BTS have issued an extensive apology after controversy erupted in the lucrative Japanese market over a T-shirt worn by one of the vocalists showing a nuclear blast.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 18:08:41

Singer Kris Wu's US iTunes success showcases a lack of understanding of Chinese fan culture

Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu has became the center of controversy lately - not for the content of his music, but because his new album Antares elbowed out a number of US pop stars, including Ariana Grande, to top the US iTunes charts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 17:08:39

In storm-hit Dominica, Creole music offers uplift

Amid the kaleidoscope of colors of Dominica's capital Roseau, the streets pulsated with the sounds of African drums and steelpans, bamboo "boom pipes" and accordions.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 16:48:39

Star Russian director says 'never stole anything' at Moscow trial

Acclaimed Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov insisted he "never stole anything" as he appeared in court on Wednesday on embezzlement charges, seen by his supporters as part of a crackdown on artistic freedom.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:28:40

New York nihilists Interpol find groove with tense new album 'Marauder'

Once suffocated by their early success, New York indie rockers Interpol insist the shackles are off with a new record that sees them looking forward rather than casting furtive glances in the rear-view mirror.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:18:40

Spice Girls superfan

Spice Girls devotees celebrated the band's reunion tour announced this week - and none more so than a long-time British superfan with the world's biggest collection of their memorabilia.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:13:40

Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59