Policy, Research & Politics

Traditions from Kenya, Uganda and Venezuela inscribed for Urgent Safeguarding

The Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Paris until 28 November, inscribed these traditions due to their vulnerability and threats to their survival.


Egypt: the "Singer of the Revolution" leaves the country

"Ever since my song "Irhal" became known as one of the most important songs of the Egyptian uprising, there has been a myth about the way the song was written and how I emerged as a "singer of the Revolution".

Al Jazeera

South Korea: TV network bans pop song for using Japanese

Crayon Pop, the popular South Korean idol group, was banned from broadcasting its latest track on one of South Korea's biggest networks.


Is music licensing company Loudr pitch perfect?

Two entrepreneurs aim to take the guess work out of music licensing for cover songs.

Channel 3000

Santo Domingo: Abren programa cultura paz

Música y arte son las herramientas que proponen varias organizaciones que ayer abrieron en la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) el programa "Construyendo una cultura de paz", con el que pretenden educar a las comunidades educativas en las búsqueda de una convivencia armónica.

Diario Libre

RISM Free Online Catalog and Survey

The RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources) Central Office is carrying out a survey about the online catalog, which is available free of charge.


Afrique: "Africa Stop Ebola", les grand noms de la musique africaine s'engagent

Collectif de musiciens africains s'est réuni autour de Tiken Jah Fakoly pour enregistrer une chanson afin de sensibiliser les opinions sur le virus Ebola en Afrique.

All Africa

Jordi Savall says “no, thank you” to protest government cuts

Two winners of this year's Spanish National Arts Prizes have turned down their awards, accusing the government of systematically damaging the sector.

El Pais

How Isis got its anthem

A stark Arabic chant is emerging as the anthem of the Islamic State. The rise of the jihadi 'nasheed'.

The Guardian

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