Policy, Research & Politics

Congo-Brazzaville: Distinction - Denis Sassou N'Guesso, récipiendaire de la Médaille d'or du Conseil international de la musique

Dans le cadre de la célébration du vingtième anniversaire du Festival panafricain de musique (Fespam), le Conseil international de la musique a décoré le président de la République du Congo.

All Africa

Gambia: Rapper forced to flee after song criticising president goes viral

A few days after Gambian rapper Killa Ace (real name: Ali Cham) released a song critical of the Gambian regime, he started receiving threats that lead him to flee the country. In the song, entitled 'Ku Boka C Geta G', Killa Ace speaks against social injustices, oppression, corruption and lack of freedom of expression under the regime of President Yahya Jammeh.



Cultural sites have a universal value - they belong to all and must be protected by all. We are not just talking about stones and buildings. We are talking about values, identities and belonging.


Leave the Great Wall Alone (?): Hosting Events on Protected Locations

Some of you may be familiar with the Great Wall of China, a serpentine structure that displays the human tendency to segregate ourselves from people we don't like at its most profound. We recently saw the return of YinYang Music Festival, a 2000 capacity three-day electronic offering featuring a wide range of local and international talents.

China Music Radar

Zimbabwe: Music, Soul of the Liberation Struggle

The struggle for the liberation of Zimbabwe from the shackles of colonialism was waged on different fronts. Some fought physically, others rendered material, logistical, and moral support.

All Africa

Egypt, Lebanon: Trance music boycotted for Israeli collaborations

Paul Van Dyk, one of the world's most famous trance artists, made a point to include producers from all over the world – including Israel – on his new album album.


Birth of The APF (Artists Protection Fund), a three-year pilot programme for artists at risk

The Institute for International Education has announced the birth of a three-year pilot programme for artists at risk, funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Coalition for Cultural Diversity

EU Commission seeks views on Europe's audiovisual media rules

The European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on how to make Europe's audiovisual media landscape fit for purpose in the digital age.

European Commission

PADETRA: un Contrat Social pour le développement culturellement soutenable de l'Afrique

Le Colloque International du CERDOTOLA 2015 « L'Afrique à la quête d'un développement culturellement soutenable : place et rôle des traditions africaines dans les dynamiques contemporaines d'émergence»; s'est achevé sur l'adoption d'un nouveau concept pour asseoir un développement culturellement soutenable de l'Afrique.


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