Music News – the latest from Al Jazeera


A Tale of Singers and Murderers

Meet the prisoners competing to participate in Russia's prison song contest and the woman inspiring them to sing.


ABBA reunite to record new music for the first time since 1982

ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, broke up in 1982 and have reunited to release two new songs this year.


Swedish superstar DJ Avicii dies in Oman aged 28

Tributes pour in as award-winning artist and producer is found dead in Muscat, Oman.

Swedish star DJ Avicii dead at 28

Al Jazeera Selects

Express Yourself: Changing Perceptions Through Art

A South African singer, an Indonesian photographer and a Somali filmmaker use their talents to challenge the status quo.


'El Maestro' Jose Antonio Abreu dies

'Thanks to Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu for his beautiful legacy for the boys, girls and young people of Venezuela.'

'El Maestro' Jose Antonio Abreu dies


Palestinian singer Rim Banna dies at 51

Prominent singer, songwriter and composer dies in her hometown Nazareth, after suffering breast cancer for nine years.

Palestinian singer Rim Banna dies at 51 after battle with cancer


Facebook, WhatsApp and music videos 'come together'

Warner is the last major music label to sign an agreement with Facebook.

Facebook, WhatsApp and music videos 'come together'

Special series

Eight must-see documentaries about remarkable women

From India's lady cops to Hip Hop Hijabis - Al Jazeera's documentary picks for International Women's Day, and every day.

Eight must-see documentaries about remarkable women

Theresa May

UK PM responds to artist's scathing Grenfell rap

Rapper praised for challenging government's lack of support to victims of deadly fire as Number 10 goes on defensive.

Stormzy to Theresa May: Where's the money for Grenfell?

Al Jazeera World

The Palestinian Diaspora Orchestra

Musicians from all around the world revive the Palestine National Orchestra and perform in the occupied territories.

Pop Music

Lorde target of 'bullying' after dropping Israel show

New Zealand singer cancelled concert after letter by BDS activists highlighted Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Lorde 'bullied' after dropping Israel show


Lorde cancels Israel concert after BDS backlash

Organisers confirm New Zealand singer will not perform in Tel Aviv in June as planned after outcry from BDS activists.

Singer Lorde cancels Israel event after backlash


New York cathedral struggles to save the oldest US organ

Music director Jared Lamenzo, who has become as much mechanic as he is musician, shows Al Jazeera what it takes to keep the organ's pipes in tune.

Arts & Culture

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.

Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s


Radiohead in Israel: A fig leaf for apartheid

British rock band's decision to play in Tel Aviv has inadvertently demonstrated just why the BDS movement makes sense.

Hilary Aked

by Hilary Aked

Hilary Aked