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Mondiacult 2022

The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 will be convened by UNESCO forty years after the first Mondiacult World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City (Mexico) in 1982. In our restless effort to bring the voice of our members and the #FiveMusicRights to the table of decision makers at the highest political level, the International Music Council's team will be in Mexico to follow the conference and represent the global music ecosystem.

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How a Trump soundtrack became a QAnon phenomenon

A song’s journey from a Trump video to online forums and back to Trump rallies shows the melding of the MAGA and QAnon movements.

The Washington Post

Oman and the Power of Music as a Cultural Diplomacy Tool

The Omani hit song “Amatiyah” is promoting Omani culture and heritage to a global audience.

AGSIW

The New Normal: Why More Countries Are Developing National Music Strategies

A few weeks ago, Thailand’s Creative Economy Agency launched a strategy, aimed at competing with and over time, overtaking Korea’s K-Pop as a global cultural phenomenon.

Forbes

La musique en captivité : de Terezin à Auschwitz

Il y a la grande Histoire. Il y a la grande Musique. Et parfois, les deux se rencontrent, se racontent et s’inspirent. Aujourd’hui, on va s’arrêter sur une période sombre – très sombre – de notre histoire mais au cœur de laquelle certains élans créateurs ont tout de même pu voir le jour et faire naître quelques étincelles.

RTBF

Golpe a Putin: Cantante Alla Pugacheva, ícono de la música pop rusa condena la guerra de Ucrania

La artista, quien hasta ahora se había mantenido ajena a cuestiones políticas, publicó en Instagran un mensaje dirigido a sus 3,4 millones de seguidores en la que pide al Ministerio de Justicia que se la designe como “agente extranjera”.

La Tercera

The Music Of Hate: Hatecore, Turbofolk, And Hindutva Pop

Music provides a powerful means of shaping emotion and even actions. Most of the times, that’s a positive. A popular song can bring a group of strangers together in a shared experience. In times of uncertainty a good song can be an outlet for fears and frustration.

3 Quarks Daily

The Last String of Russian Greatness Is About to Snap

Russia likes to think of itself as a superpower, but there aren’t that many things it’s actually world-class in. The list today mostly comes down to oil and gas, sports, and classical music. 

Foreign Policy

Rebel music is alive and kicking in Southeast Asia

In Southeast Asia, home to some of the world's most authoritarian and straight-laced societies, heavy metal, punk and hip-hop music still functions as a loudspeaker for protest. 

Nikkei Asia


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