Policy, Research & Politics

Labour Is Pressuring The Government To Save Musicians From "Devastating" Brexit Touring Rules

The Labour Party has issued a plea to the government to secure visa-free tour access to the European Union for UK-based musicians and artists facing a mountain of bureaucracy as a result of Brexit.

Politics Home

Harari: a union of music, defiant politics and African pride

It was the era of rising Black Consciousness in South Africa, and the apartheid regime maintained tight control of its ethnically divided state radio stations to prevent the broadcast of “subversive” music.

Mail & Guardian

Madam Butterfly and the Forging of Japanese Identity

Puccini’s opera revealed misunderstandings and stereotypes on both sides of the East-West divide.

History Today

Astor Piazzolla, ou le tango de la révolution

Père du tango moderne, Astor Piazzolla a donné au tango ses lettres de noblesse. Mais la révolution musicale à la renommée internationale de son « tango nuevo » incarne également de façon moins évidente le renouvellement social et politique de l’Argentine.

France Musique

El pop es la nueva política: cómo la polarización también ha infectado la música

Los ídolos musicales de la juventud encarnan una serie de valores que divide a las audiencias, las redes sociales son el altavoz donde la polarización se traslada al pop hasta difuminar las diferencias entre Bad Bunny y Obama: ¿quién es el artista y quién el activista?

El Mundo

The Racist Roots Of Rap On Trial

Mac the Camouflage Assassin. Boosie Badazz. Drakeo the Ruler. Mayhem Mal. Since the early 1990s, police and prosecutors have used lyrics to build and try hundreds of criminal cases against rap artists.


'Woke' culture is threat to protest songs

Protest songs have had a long and rich history of being vehicles for social change, with artists such as Bob Dylan, Gil Scott-Heron and Marvin Gaye being some of most notable examples of this musical tradition.

The Guardian

Meet The Black Women Working To Make The Music Industry More Equitable For Artists

It’s no secret both industry insiders and music fans have taken issue with the way Black artists have been recognized by the Grammy Awards over time.


"Patria y vida", la chanson contestataire devenue virale qui hérisse le gouvernement cubain

Devenue virale sur les réseaux sociaux en prenant le contrepied du slogan révolutionnaire "Patria o muerte", la chanson est perçue comme une provocation par le gouvernement socialiste de La Havane.

France TV

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