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Policy, Research & Politics

A Thai pop star uses her music to critique her homeland

Known for her “dystopian pop”, Pyra has been driven out by Thailand’s conservatism.

The Economist

Is it possible to separate Roger Waters’ music from his politics?

The 78-year-old made his name with Pink Floyd, but his vocal opposition to Israel has complicated his relationship with his Jewish fans.

Forward

Is classical colonial?

Naive proposals to “decolonise” Western classical music risk losing the richness of its history.

The Critic

Chanter, l’autre manière de se rebeller en Asie

Ils ont le courage de dire leur désobéissance au micro. Mieux : ils chantent cette désobéissance comme le faisaient jadis les rebelles des années 70 en occident.

Gavroche

Venezuela: Música de tiempos históricos

Bandas de Guerra, conspiraciones, partituras incendiarias hacen parte de una historia que es bueno refrescar en fechas especiales como la del nacimiento de Hugo Chávez Frías. ¿Por qué? Porque fue él quien devolvió a Venezuela al amor por sus orígenes históricos.

Tele Sur

Soundtrack of a revolution: The rise of Sudan's Beja music

Sudan’s dynamic music scene was a victim of the suffocating and socially conservative Bashir era. With the norms of the previous decades being challenged, Ostinato members did not want to miss the opportunity to record it.

Middle East Eye

After 350 Years of Tradition, a Boys’ Choir Now Admits Girls

The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, is the latest English choir to start including female singers, a move some fear will reduce opportunities for boys.

The New York Times

House Music Isn’t “Ibiza Music”

n giving the music classist and Eurocentric standards, we’re failing to recognize that house music, like most modern music, has its roots in Black and brown culture — originating in communities that have been historically ostracized.

Remezcla

Can protest songs really make a difference?

A project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, has analysed protest songs from the 1600s to today, creating the first official database of English protest songs.

BBC


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