The intersection between music, art, and history seen through the lens of the Met collection.

Farah Siraj: Diggi Ya Rababa

Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress,” Farah Siraj’s unique idiom melds influences from Arabian music, flamenco, and jazz.

Alsarah & the Nubatones: Nuba Noutou

Founded in 2011, Alsarah & the Nubatones have dubbed their sound “East African retro-pop.”

Harlem Is Everywhere" episode 4 art, featuring Jacob Lawrence's "Pool Parlor

Harlem Is Everywhere: Episode 4, Music & Nightlife

What were the sounds of the Harlem Renaissance?

Emel Mathlouthi: Fi Kolli Yawmen

Emel Mathlouthi's viral anthem of the Arab Spring earned her the title “voice of the Tunisian revolution.”

Cécile McLorin Salvant at The Met Cloisters: Mélusine

In July 2023 MetLiveArts welcomed three-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant for a digital-exclusive performance in the Unicorn Tapestries Room at The Met Cloisters.

The New York Buddhist Vihara Monks

This video features Buddhist monks from the New York Buddhist Vihara Foundation chanting a blessing of suttas (sutras), the spoken word of the Buddha as preserved in the Sri Lankan tradition.

Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option / Okpebholo: “oh freedom” from Songs in Flight

Composer Shawn Okpebholo and Duke University professor Dr. Tsitsi Ella Jaji bring individual stories to life through song.

What’s the Science behind Music?

Sound is invisible, yet it’s all around us! What’s going on here? What exactly is a sound, anyway?

The artist Lauren Halsey in colorful clothing sitting before her Roof Garden Commission, a giant Egyptian-inspired temple.

Artist Interview—Lauren Halsey: The Roof Garden Commission

Go behind the scenes with artist Lauren Halsey, who discusses the inspiration and making of The Met’s 2023 Roof Garden Commission.


Hidden Bagpipes of The Met

To celebrate International Bagpipe Day, join one of the holiday's co-founders on a tour of bagpipes at the Museum.
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