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Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies
The musician founded the world-famous South African choral group and directed it for 50 years.
Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Joseph Shabalala with members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1998 Joseph Shabalala, who helped introduce the sound of traditional Zulu music to the world, has died aged 78. The musician was best known as the founder… [+900 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2020-02-11 08:59:32




Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder, Dead at 78
He led the South African choral group to global acclaim and several Grammys
Joseph Shabalala, the singer who founded Ladysmith Black Mambazo and led the South African choral group to world renown, died Tuesday morning (February 11) at a hospital in Pretoria, the BBC and The Associated Press report. He had long struggled with ill heal… [+1431 chars]
Jazz Monroe
2020-02-11 14:52:18




See All the Winners of the 2020 Grammy Awards
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place this year under the shadow of major tumult at the Recording Academy. They also began just hours after news broke that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his. daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash near Los An…
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place this year under the shadow of major tumult at the Recording Academy. They also began just hours after news broke that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his . daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash near Los A… [+30063 chars]
TIME Staff
2020-01-26 23:53:23




Bjork and an AI collaborated on an eerie soundtrack for a hotel lobby
I sat in the lobby of the Sister City hotel in downtown New York, laying back on a comfy couch, breathing as deeply as I could. Bjork stayed here for a month last year. I thought that, maybe If I breathed hard enough, I could absorb some of her essen...
It's a surprisingly unassuming setting for Kórsafn, the "generative audio experience" the Icelandic musician created in partnership with Microsoft and Sister City. There are no displays, no laser beams or smoke machines. If you didn't know about the installat… [+4874 chars]
Cherlynn Low
2020-01-23 20:15:00




Björk Composes Reactive, AI-Powered Soundtrack for NYC Hotel Lobby
Björk and Microsoft recently unveiled a generative soundtrack called Kórsafn ("kór" meaning choral and "safn" meaning archives) for NYC hotel Sister City's lobby. The generative audio experience utilizes Microsoft's advanced AI to musically interpret the hote…
Björk and Microsoft recently unveiled a generative soundtrack called Kórsafn (“kór” meaning choral and “safn” meaning archives) for NYC hotel Sister City‘s lobby. The generative audio experience utilizes Microsoft’s advanced AI to musically interpret the hote… [+2009 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-01-22 20:24:56




Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations - CBC.ca
Alessia Cara and Tory Lanez lead the 2020 Juno nominations CBC.ca News ​Here Are the 2020 Juno Awards Nominees The Juno Awards will be handed out in Exclaim! Junos host Alessia Cara leads 2020 noms CANOE Alessia Cara to host Junos in Saskatoon; performers, no…
This year's host, singer Alessia Cara, leads the Juno Awards with six nominations, followed by Toronto rapper Tory Lanez with five.  The 23-year-old singer has had a busy couple of years, first releasing her sophomore album, The Pains of Growing, in 2018, an… [+14463 chars]

2020-01-28 16:39:00




The Grammys Are Here: What To Expect On Music’s Big Night
Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the nominations going into the show, which is facing a scandal over the exit of the Recording Academy's first fem...
Musics biggest night might just be its most controversial as the 2020 Grammy Awards kicked off on Sunday amid major clashes within the Recording Academy. Just 10 days before the 62nd annual ceremony, it was announced that former president and CEO Deborah Dug… [+28062 chars]
Cole Delbyck
2020-01-26 20:54:55

Picardy Third
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A Picardy third (/pkrdi/) (French: tierce picarde), also known as a Picardy cadence, is a major chord of the tonic at the end of a musical section that is either modal or in a minor key. This is achieved by raising the third of the expected minor triad by a s… [+15271 chars]
Contributors to Wikimedia projects
2020-01-27 22:13:06




Grammy Awards 2020: Complete winners list
Amid vivid and vibrant performances from the likes of Lizzo, Usher, FKA Twigs Alicia Keys and several stars even paid tribute to late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday along with his daughter Gianna. The stage was …
The stage was set on fire when artists from all around the globe came together under one roof for the prestigious Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amid vivid and vibrant performances from the likes of Lizzo, Usher, FKA Twigs Alicia Keys an… [+5709 chars]
TIMESOFINDIA.COM
2020-01-27 04:06:07




R.I.P. Joseph Shabalala, Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dies at 78
The Grammy-winning South African choral group's leader had retired from touring in 2014. R.I.P. Joseph Shabalala, Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dies at 78 Ben Kaye
Joseph Shabalala, the leader and founder of South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has died at the age of 78. He passed away the morning of Tuesday, February 11th at a hospital in Pretoria with his wife, Thokozile Shabalala, by his side (via BBC)… [+3482 chars]
Ben Kaye
2020-02-11 18:02:34




Exploring The Great Video Game Songbook With Charlie Rosen
It's not just that it triggers happy childhood memories—video game music is great music
Charlie Rosen and his 8-Bit Big Band 8-Bit Big Band Its no wonder that video game music has a very special place in the hearts of gamers. Beyond just serving as aural madeleinestheyre highly dependable triggerers of happy childhood memoriestheyre also an ev… [+9598 chars]
Darryn King, Contributor, Darryn King, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrynking/
2020-01-20 20:50:06




Grammy Awards Winners List: ‘A Star Is Born’, ‘Chernobyl’ Among Early Nods
The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday evening, but it’s a full day of bestowing prizes for the year’s best in music. With a total of 84 categories in the mix, organizer the Recording Academy starts nice and early, with a three-hour Prem…
The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday evening, but it’s a full day of bestowing prizes for the year’s best in music. With a total of 84 categories in the mix, organizer the Recording Academy starts nice and early, with a three-hour Prem… [+21455 chars]
Patrick Hipes
2020-01-26 20:59:47




Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music
The piece uses Microsoft AI to put together sounds pulled from 17 years worth of choral recordings made by @bjork herself https://t.co/CjuI83Xudd — DJ Mag (@DJmag) 22 de enero de 2020 Icelandic musician, songwriter and producer, Björk, has produced an AI-assi…
The piece uses Microsoft AI to put together sounds pulled from 17 years worth of choral recordings made by @bjork herself https://t.co/CjuI83Xudd — DJ Mag (@DJmag) 22 de enero de 2020 Icelandic musician, songwriter and producer, Björk, has produced an AI-as… [+1026 chars]
milotic2
2020-01-23 05:12:58




Album Of The Week: Envy The Fallen Crimson
Nobody likes the second season of Friday Night Lights. On the scale of generally-acknowledged television failures, those 15 episodes have gone down in history somewhere between season five of The Wire and the extended death-rattle ending of Game Of Thrones. F…
Nobody likes the second season of Friday Night Lights. On the scale of generally-acknowledged television failures, those 15 episodes have gone down in history somewhere between season five of The Wire and the extended death-rattle ending of Game Of Thrones. F… [+7368 chars]
Tom Breihan
2020-02-04 15:19:59




Iconic South African singer who collaborated with Paul Simon dies
Joseph Shabalala is world-known for his leadership of the choral group founded in 1964 that shot to world acclaim, collaborating with Paul Simon on the "Graceland" album and others.
The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, the state broadcaster reported Tuesday. He was 78. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family confirmed… [+2620 chars]
CBS News
2020-02-11 14:33:27




VOTD: See ‘Frozen 2’ Storyboards for “Into the Unknown” Compared to the Final Film
It takes years for animated movies to get made. They start with the most simple of drawings, called storyboards. Animated movies are so meticulously planned that often times the storyboard aren’t too far off from what the final shots movie end up looking like…
It takes years for animated movies to get made. They start with the most simple of drawings, called storyboards. Animated movies are so meticulously planned that often times the storyboard aren’t too far off from what the final shots movie end up looking like… [+4546 chars]
Ethan Anderton
2020-02-03 14:00:36




‘Frozen 2’ Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in February, Includes a Deleted Song from Olaf
Frozen 2 was one of Disney’s biggest hits last year, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time. And next month, the animated musical sequel is coming home on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, just before winter starts wrapping up. The Froz…
Frozen 2 was one of Disney’s biggest hits last year, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time. And next month, the animated musical sequel is coming home on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, just before winter starts wrapping up. The Fro… [+5046 chars]
Ethan Anderton
2020-01-22 00:30:57




Desire Marea: Desire
Moving beyond FAKA’s gqom influences, the South African musician pairs experimental club styles with operatic falsetto in a multi-sensory exploration of the nature of the divine.
Long before music became an industry, its primary purpose was ceremonial. For thousands of years, people have used song and sound to celebrate their communities and to worship their ancestors and deities. While todays stars often thank God for their blessings… [+3496 chars]
Ruth Saxelby
2020-01-30 06:00:00




Joseph Shabalala, Founder Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dead At 78
The male choral group had been active in South Africa for two decades when Paul Simon featured them on his 1986 album Graceland — after which they shot to international fame, won five Grammy Awards, and brought Zulu music to a global audience. – BBC
The male choral group had been active in South Africa for two decades when Paul Simon featured them on his 1986 album Graceland after which they shot to international fame, won five Grammy Awards, and brought Zulu music to a global audience. – BBC
ArtsJournal1
2020-02-11 13:34:36




Grammys: Landmarks of the music industry awards
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the Recording Academy's annual honors
Tonight is the 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony, presented by the Recording Academy at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and broadcast live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The very first Grammy gathering was held in May 1959. At that ceremony, the first… [+1570 chars]
CBS News
2020-01-26 14:17:36
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