Because Dylan draws from songs from the past, he has been accused of plagiarism. But this view has been colored by a distorted understanding of the creative process.
In a strong field of diverse artists, the north London rapper stood out with her exuberant, personal-political, genre-busting album.
For thousands of years, music has been an essential part of the human experience.
Controversial South African band Die Antwoord illustrates the power relations that make cultural appropriation and blackface so damaging.
The post-2020 class of Nigeria’s Afrobeats stars has reached for Fela’s source in ways that barely recognise the stature of the late icon.
It tugs at the heartstrings to see an instrument that has weathered over a century of faithful service get carted to the tip, or “piano heaven” as insiders say.
A hip-hop artist and scholar says that while rap stresses the oral tradition, the music is also rife with references to a rich range of literature that spans the globe.
Uganda’s most popular recording artist of the past decade, Bobi Wine, has endured censorship and the suppression of his music after running an opposition campaign against Uganda’s current president.
The power songs hold over me comes from the people I think of when listening to them.
The once revolutionary technology of the compact disc is considered 'old school' today.