Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn't happen too quickly.
We can celebrate Dame Vera while rejecting racist myths about Second World War Britain and those who seek to use Lynn to advance a xenophobic nostalgia.
Is music the best medium to respond to traumatic events like the COVID-19 pandemic? A recent history of such pieces suggests maybe not.
The Italian musician had a illustrious career as a composer. From his work on Spaghetti Westerns to his chamber pieces, he developed a style that was instantly recognisable.
The composer of over 500 film scores, Morricone was embraced by Hollywood — but he was always an Italian composer.
Exposure to loud noise is the biggest preventable cause of hearing loss.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rap songs from Public Enemy and Ludacris have been heard at marches over the killing of George Floyd. But the history of Black American music as a form of protest dates back to the 19th century.
Little Richard honed his craft as a teenage drag queen. In everything from his hairstyle to his lyrics, we see the influence of gay contemporaries like Esquerita and Billy Wright.
When a 14-year-old Paul McCartney watched Little Richard in the hit film 'The Girl Can't Help It,' he couldn't have imagined that the two would one day take the stage together.
Around the world, choirs have been linked to coronavirus super-spreader events. Online choirs can provide many of the same benefits, while protecting our health.
Releases created in lockdown have included messages to stay home and save lives.
Popularised during the second world war, the song has found new resonance during the Coronavirus pandemic.
From livening up household chores to connecting kids with relatives who are far away, music can a play a vital role.
To quote Nick Cave, "Plagiarism is an ugly word for what, in rock and roll, is a natural and necessary ... tendency ... and that is to steal".
Music lovers and creator have devised new ways to create, experience and fund music.
When we sing together, our social brains are activated to produce oxytocin, which makes us feel more connected.
From balcony concerts to Zoom choirs, neuroscience shows why people are compelled to connect through music while the pandemic keeps them under stay-at-home orders.
Highlife champion Victor Olaiya will be missed for his affable personality and resplendent performance style.
The movie 'Jaws' opens with a truly iconic piece of music. Two notes have us on the edge of our seats in anticipation — how does music manipulate our emotions?