This hypnotic music with a message might have come from the streets, but everyone is dancing to it.
While recording his hit song “Heebie Jeebies,” Louis Armstrong dropped his lyrics. Jazz has never been the same.
Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was a difficult, troubled soul … and a brilliant composer and true original.
When Duke Ellington debuted his provocative jazz suite “Black, Brown and Beige,” Carnegie Hall had never heard anything like it.
Easily accessible video-recording gear is making music something we watch before we hear. And that’s just where the trouble starts.
Online music-sharing platforms are helping a young generation of Nigerian musicians make their mark.
Vartey Ganiva is Cambodia’s only female punk singer, and she’s taking her message mainstream.
Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, America’s first Black musical superstar, battled racism simply by being so damn good.
“I was angry at the world, and … I realized that I could go inward and take all of my pain and my anger and put it into something that would help me …”
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A collection of talented R&Bers called “Brunch” are reshaping the land of reggae and ‘jawaiian.’