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Policy, Research & Politics

Dizzy Gillespie For President: When Politics Was a Groovier Thing

Gillespie was smart. He was funny. He played with Charlie Parker and influenced Miles Davis. Fifty years ago, he also ran for president.

Al Jazeera

Le jazz et la politique

Autrefois le jazz était la musique de la révolution, c'est maintenant le son fade des grandes compagnies. Mais le jazz peut encore être sauvé, dit le saxophoniste Gilad Atzmon.


Gregory Porter: 'You must experience life before you sing it'

A shoulder injury turned Gregory Porter from sports star to Grammy–winning jazz singer.

The Telegraph

What Do Jazz and Politics Have to Do with Each Other?

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Nat Hentoff on Journalism, Jazz and the First Amendment.

Pop Matters

Rwanda: How Music Has Healed the Genocide Wounds

Music transcends barriers and borders. It's the language everyone understands regardless of their tribe or race.

All Africa

EBU/GESAC/ICMP/ECSA Recommendation Sets Principles For Online Licensing

The Recommendation establishes common principles that strike a balance between the stakeholders' interests and objectives to lead to the cross-border licensing of public service broadcasters.


La musique pour révolutionner l'agriculture en Afrique !

Des stars de la musique africaine et, une ONG qui mène campagne pour sensibiliser le plus grand nombre de citoyens sur les enjeux liés au développement, lancent « Cocoa 'na Chocolate » pour sensibiliser les jeunes sur l'avenir que représente l'agriculture.

All Africa

Jorma Panula claims women should not be conductors

In an interview published by the Finnish news broadcaster MTV, Panula was bluntly asked if it is a good thing that women conductors enter the profession. Panula replied with a firm "I do not!"


Belarus: Outspoken musicians endangered

While governmental booking agencies earn money on organising concerts of international superstars in the Minsk Arena for certain Belarusian bands and musicians Belarus is still not a normal country.


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