Mirage News: A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan

Mirage News: A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan. “When Mathieu Clavel set out to create an immersive virtual experience of a cultural heritage archive as part of his project for a digital humanities master’s course, he decided to go beyond the traditional project framework to propose his own concept, inspired by a long-standing passion for traditional music of Afghanistan and the Middle East.”

Classical Music: Warner Classics digitises its full catalogue on new streaming site

Classical Music: Warner Classics digitises its full catalogue on new streaming site. “Warner Classics’s back catalogue of classical music will now be available to stream for free on the label’s new website. It allows users to access 30-second samples of recordings from the likes of Jacqueline du Pré, Simon Rattle and André Previn. Subscribers to Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer are able to stream entire tracks.”

Rolling Stone: Exhaustive Johnny Cash Website Compiles His Music, Tour Dates

Rolling Stone: Exhaustive Johnny Cash Website Compiles His Music, Tour Dates. “Cash’s tour history, both solo and with the Highwaymen, is among the most interesting aspects of the website, with nearly 4300 show dates — from his 1954 debut in West Memphis, Arkansas, to his last public performance in 2003 at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia — arranged chronologically and supplemented in many cases by set lists. Some feature photos and video from the respective concert date.”

Vietnam+: Experts want digital archive for ceremonial singing

Vietnam+: Experts want digital archive for ceremonial singing. “Folk music researchers support the creation of a digital archive of ca tru (ceremonial singing) owned by a State-run agency to preserve the traditional art form and gather scattered materials owned by individual artists and researchers.”

HoustonPress: Tracking Folk Punk’s New Wave With Its Archivist

HoustonPress: Tracking Folk Punk’s New Wave With Its Archivist. “The folk punk genre has its share of skeptics. Type the words into your Google search engine and plenty of derisive tropes and snarky memes will populate. But, maybe now more than ever, you’ll also find a broad and acclaimed array of music from diverse artists whose blend of folk music’s activism and punk’s urgency is just right for the times.”