African music legend Mory Kante dies aged 70 in Guinea

FILE PHOTO: Malian singer Mory Kante performs during his concert in Mawazine Festival in Rabat May 22, 2007. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante DAKAR (Reuters) – Musician Mory Kante, who helped win... Read more »

Five artists announced as winners of $75,000 Herb Alpert Awards

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama awards the 2012 National Medal of Arts to musician Herb Alpert during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in... Read more »

Spandau Ballet star helps Singapore quizzer win fight for radio prize

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer... Read more »

Rock ‘n’ roll never dies: One British band jams away in isolation

NORFOLK, England (Reuters) – When the world was told to stay at home to escape the novel coronavirus, one British band had a choice: abandon live music or come... Read more »

Sydney fans enjoy live concert at COVID-safe drive-in

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Casey Donovan performed on stage in Sydney on Thursday in a free concert that treated fans to some of the first live music many had... Read more »

Mariachis delight quarantined Colombians with jolts of street music

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The boisterous music – usually heard at family celebrations and raucous birthdays – bursts through the eerily quiet streets of Colombia’s capital, Bogota. The mariachis have... Read more »

Masked Ukrainian orchestra makes concert recording as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: Musicians of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra wear protective face masks as they take part in one of the first rehearsals after an easing of lockdown measures imposed... Read more »

U.S. guitar maker PRS resumes hand-building instruments – at a safe distance

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (Reuters) – Maryland’s decision to reopen non-essential businesses came just in time for high-end guitar maker PRS Guitars, which kept 374 workers on its payroll during an... Read more »

Live music lifts spirits in Burkina Faso’s coronavirus curfew

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – On stage in an empty auditorium, backed by starry lights, Patrick Kabre plucks his electric guitar and sings through a microphone to an audience many miles... Read more »

Warsaw’s open-air Chopin concerts move online due to coronavirus

WARSAW (Reuters) – Lovers of Frederic Chopin’s music who usually flock to a central Warsaw park on Sundays for open-air concerts will have to go online this season to... Read more »