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Pakistan: Rock guitarist keeps music scene alive despite state-wide fear and censorship

Pakistan is internationally known for its state-sponsored censorship and terrorists' attacks on musicians and music shops. But in the capital, the music scene is in a fast transition.


South Sudan's Hip Hop Artists Call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

"Let's work hard to stop war and develop our country. The future of South Sudan relies on its youth. Hunger is something we can fight."

All Africa

Algérie: Il n’y a pas de société sans artistes

Le compositeur de musique Safy Boutella, ne s'accommode jamais de demi-mesures ni même d'une simple derbouka.


BBC accused of editing out new music from Proms on television

Composers left disappointed by broadcaster's decision to cut works out of televised versions as BBC blames scheduling.

The Guardian

If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

The use of music to comment on public health issues is hardly new.


Tunisia and Egypt: Music censorship after the Spring

'The Cultural Spring' in Tunisia and Egypt: Musicians are pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.


UK: Artists' Assembly Against Austerity

Lobbying group, Artists' Assembly Against Austerity, has launched - designed to rally musicians to voice opposition against government cuts to the NHS, arts education, housing and cultural and heritage sectors.

Music Week

Nigeria: Femi Kuti recalls his father's legacy of activism and creativity

Political firebrand, musical innovator, Nigerian folk-hero, rebel and global icon Fela Kuti was a figure eminently ahead of his time.


Afrique du Sud: La longue tradition de lutte chez les musiciens

De Johnny Cleg à Miriam Makeba, l'histoire de lutte de l'Afrique du Sud sous l'apartheid est aussi une succession infinie d'engagements par les arts.

All Africa

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