Policy, Research & Politics

Writing political music in today’s world

It's all too easy for us as a society to forget that jazz has its roots in revolution: slaves used their African rhythms and tonalities to communicate on the plantation.

New Music Box

Music of resistance in Sudan's rebel regions

The documentary Beats Of The Antonov follows musicians in the restive south, where government bombs rain down on insurgents and civilians alike.

The Guardian

Why Copyright Needs to Be Defended

Do we really want to let technology, let alone Internet companies, dictate our concept of individual rights?

Publishing Perspectives

Ethiopia: The Odyssey of Women Music Instrumentalists

For long the role of a woman in society has been limited to raising a family. This has confined women to home and has hindered them from exploring what the world has to offer. One of the areas where there are fewer women in Ethiopia is the art scene.

All Africa

Mexico's 'narco state' gets a cultural boost from new, more gory pop ballads

Protests have erupted across Mexico in the last month after the probable massacre of 43 students by a drug gang affiliated with police. Yet, hit songs in Mexico have long glorified the drug cartels and are getting ever more graphic.


Charlie Hebdo: l'Opéra de Tel Aviv refuse l'hommage

Alors que Frédéric Chaslin souhaitait rendre hommage aux victimes des attaques terroristes avant le début du concert samedi soir, la direction de l'Opéra de Tel Aviv lui a refusé la possibilité de le faire. Le chef d'orchestre a décidé de ne pas diriger.

France Musique

Budapest declaration: performers demand their proportionate share of revenues

Online music services have transformed the music industry, but performing artists are not getting their proportionate share from revenues.


A song title from the '70s is still a rallying cry for protesters across the world

American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron wrote his proto-rap song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in 1970.


Sénégal: Hip Hop - Des acteurs reçus par le ministre de la Culture et de la Communication

Une rencontre qui, selon un communiqué reçu à la rédaction, a été une occasion de discuter pour tenter de trouver des solutions aux différents problèmes que traverse le secteur des cultures urbaines.

All Africa

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