What do Ray Charles, Johnny Mercer, Gladys Knight, Travis Tritt, Indigo Girls, Otis Redding, R.E.M., Usher, and The Allman Brothers Band have in common? They’re all from Georgia and have been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and they, along with other artists whose careers are tied to Georgia and its music, are […]
The Museum at Bethel Woods recounts the history of the 1960s, and the political, cultural, and musical transformations that took place…
Take a trip with Making Music to the 20 Important American Music Museums across the country that you absolutely need to visit if you’re a music lover.
The Crooked Road, winding through Southwest Virginia, is an experience in music traditions passed down for generations. There are nine major venues plus numerous affiliated venues, jam sessions, and festivals throughout the region.
A visit to O’ahu is a chance to experience an amazing musical culture and learn techniques unique to Hawaiian styles of music. Live performances abound on the island, from strummers hanging out on Waikiki beach, to performances in a wide variety of venues featuring Hawaii’s best talents. Music makers are friendly and always willing to talk and answer questions about their music.
Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins readily admit there was a somewhat selfish reason for founding a music festival in Moab, Utah, 22 years ago. For about six months prior to their visit to Moab, the couple had already been discussing the possibility of starting another music festival. Barrett, a classical pianist from New York City, had founded the New York Festival of Song about two years prior.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, is an oasis nestled in the Catskill Mountains, about two hours northwest of New York City, at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New york.
Today, cumbia is one of the most popular and widespread genres in Latin America. Its roots are in Colombia, but cumbia is a blend of music and cultural traditions from indigenous Colombians, Africans, and Europeans, particularly the Spanish. It first began near the ports and coastal settlements where Spanish traders and descendents of African slaves settled.