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Skopje artists pierce humdrum of confinement

Before kicking off a recent rock show in Skopje, the leader of the band Funk Shui did something he had never done before: apologize for the noise the group was about to make.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/10 16:53:40

Religion's hold on Little Richard, rock's sex-amped founder

A ferocious pianist with a madcap rubberband of a voice and bombastic stage personality, Little Richard, who died on Saturday at 87, will go down in history as a key architect behind years of rock's music world dominance.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/10 16:23:40

Florian Schneider, co-founder of Germany's iconic Kraftwerk, dead at 73

Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, co-founder of the pioneering electronic music group that re-wired the future of pop, has died, the group's management said Wednesday. He was 73 years old.
Source: AFP | 2020/5/7 16:03:40

Spirits high on Chinese social media as millions watch China's version of 'One World: Together at Home' COVID-19 relief concert

Millions of Chinese people on Monday night watched the live broadcast of China's mega coronavirus relief concert "Believe in the Future," featuring a great many of China's top musicians such as Wang Fei, William Chan, Wang Junkai, Li Ronghao and G.E.M.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/5 16:53:17

Chinese orchestra performs online in bid to bring classical music to more people in China

A series of online symphony concerts that combine music with China's precious historical relics are being held in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, to delight the ears and eyes of audiences from all over the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 17:56:58

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu releases hit EP 'Testing'

Former member of South Korean boyband EXO, Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu, released his new EP Testing on Wednesday. It became an instant hit with the hashtag for the EP earning 210 million views and 232,000 posts on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/22 16:28:23

12-hour-long 'One World' online classical music concert to debut in China on Earth Day

The dean of the Shanghai Opera House Chen Zhong will launch a 12-hour-long online classical music concert featuring nearly 100 musicians and famous orchestras from more than 10 countries and regions on Earth Day, which will be held on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/21 18:28:40

Symphony concert at Shaanxi Province museum goes live online

The Xi'an Symphony Orchestra (XSO) on Saturday evening broadcast an online concert from the Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/20 15:33:40

China tunes in to virtual mega-concert celebrating health workers

A virtual concert packed with A-listers - from The Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish - entertained fans around the world with a show celebrating health workers, as billions shelter at home due to coronavirus.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/4/19 18:35:09

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu releases new song from album 'Aurora'

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu released the first single "Aurora" from his new album of the same name on Wednesday, igniting a wave of excitement among his fans who are still trapped indoors by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 16:23:40

Singer Kris Wu releases new song from album 'Aurora'

Chinese singer Kris Wu released the first single "Aurora" from his new album of the same name on Wednesday, igniting a wave of excitement among his fans who are still trapped indoors by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 9:38:40

NCPA to present online concerts for housebound audiences

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Saturday will stage an online concert for its housebound audiences due to the epidemic, the second of the NCPA's serial concerts "Spring Online."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/15 16:53:40

Italian tenor brings hope to pandemic-hit world on Easter

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a special performance on Sunday at Milan's iconic Duomo. While there was no audience present, across the globe people tuned in to watch his emotional performance by livestream, uniting the world at a time when many are still isolated at home.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 15:33:40

'Similar universes'

Marseille has the flow. Rap resonates at the Velodrome and references to Olympique de Mar-seille (OM) infiltrate the airwaves, but why are the links with urban music and the club stronger here than anywhere else in Ligue 1?
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 16:23:40

John Prine, revered US folk songwriter, dies of coronavirus complications

John Prine, a US folk legend widely considered one of his generation's most influential songwriters, died following complications of coronavirus on Tuesday, his publicist said on behalf of his family. He was 73 years old.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/8 17:08:40

Chinese and Italian opera artists join forces for music video 'Together' amid COVID-19 pandemic

Time and time again music has shown it has the ability to overcome language barriers and bring people together. The latest example of this is a music video created by Chinese and Italian opera artists to remind people that we are all in this world together when it comes to fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 15:28:40

Never mind wailing puppies, Leipzig opera musicians rehearse at home

Singing operatic arias accompanied by the wailing of a Giant Schnauzer puppy is not easy, but Lilli Wuenscher has had to get used to it.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/7 16:03:40

World's largest jazz festival in Montreal cancelled due to pandemic

This year's Montreal Jazz Festival, the world's largest, and other popular summer jamborees in Canada's francophone metropolis were cancelled Friday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/6 17:13:40