Through dance, music, fashion and art, the documentary RWANDArt explores Rwanda’s growing creative industry through the stories of a new generation of creative entrepreneurs.
The 10 most beautiful versions of Jingle Bells ever
We don’t know when and where exactly James Pierpont composed it, but Jingle Bells is surely the most sung song in Christmas time.
Behind the carol that mostly reminds us of the pleasure of Christmas there are many anecdotes. These include a long-time controversy between two cities of the United States – Medford, in Massachusetts and Savannah, in Georgia – that have both been claiming ownership for years.
It seems indeed that James Pierpont was inspired in the popular sleigh races taking place in the city of Medford during the nineteenth century when he composed the song. But a few years later the author moved to Savannah, where on 16 September 1857 the song officially obtained the copyright with the title One Horse Open Sleigh, while in 1859 it was renamed Jingle Bells.
But Jingle Bells also holds an important record: over the years the song was modified, cut, remixed, and proposed in many different versions like any other song in the world. The artists who sang this Christmas carol include Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavarotti.
And this is our selection: the 10 most beautiful versions of Jingle Bells ever.
A team of scientists recorded the excruciating sounds of glaciers melting. Different artists sampled them and transformed them into songs.
We couldn’t resist and even this year we’ve compiled the list of the top 50 songs of 2015.
Musician Neunau created an album, recorded in the Forge Museum in Bienno, using only water, iron and microphones. All documented in a powerful video.
The release of the album Call It What It Is has sparked interest all over Europe. A good reason to retrace Ben Harper’s musical career.
A true mix between hip hop and science: this is the “Rap guide to climate chaos”. A musical explaining the risks of climate change also performed at Cop 21.
In order to raise awareness on recycling old clothes, M.I.A. joins H&M’s campaign World Recycle Week with her new song and video ‘Rewear It’.
Music x Technology is an online platform where artists such as deadmou5, Neon Indian and Matthew Dear teach how to make music with Microsoft technologies.
The Rolling Stones have played in Havana, the capital of Cuba, in a concert that has been considered the biggest cultural event after the 1959 revolution: once again music has made the history.