Policy, Research & Politics

What in the Name of Pop Is Going on With Eurovision?

Eurovision — the annual Continentwide song contest that is sort of like “American Idol” shot through with nationalist strife — is a breeding ground for controversy year after year, and 2017 is no exception.

The New York Times

Tunisian nightclub shut down over Muslim call to prayer remix

Owner held and English DJ apologises after playing recording at Orbit festival in north-east of country.

The Guardian

Copenhagen Jazz Festival in shitstorm after Israeli denial

Copenhagen Jazz Festival has landed on thin ice due to its controversial response to a query from an Israeli musician over the weekend.

CPH Post

Critical Sonics: Political voices in electronic music

If the idea of protest music was popularized by folk singers in the ‘60s, like music itself, many more forms of it exist today.

Ableton

Politique et avant-gardes musicales, mauvais ménage

Une affaire de contrôle, censure et résistance.

Le Temps

Will Brexit bring the curtain down on British-European classical music duet?

The Italian author, composer and stage director Dario Fo once said, "The arts, literature and music are the connecting link of Europe." Brexit is now putting his words to the test.

DW

Injecting a little music into Japanese politics

“Let’s not put politics into music.” Despite the line’s popularity, however, music and politics in Japan have rarely been closer.

Japan Times

Tbilisi and the politics of raving

In Georgia's capital city, dance music is the soundtrack to social change.

Resident Advisor

L'Autriche annule des concerts «politiques» de musique turque

Après l'interdiction de meetings politiques pro-Erdogan en Europe, les événements culturels sont désormais dans le viseur des autorités.

RT


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