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Policy, Research & Politics

Zimbabwe: Reflections of a Banned Musician - Leonard Zhakata

Leonard Zhakata has been a household name in the Zimbabwean music scene for over 20 years.

All Africa

Berlin Philharmonic leads mass orchestra strike

Orchestral musicians around Germany are replacing their instruments with picket signs in a nationwide walkout.


Freemuse joins presentation on artistic freedom at EU Parliament

The report will be presented by its author, Mme Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, who was assisted in her work by Freemuse Interim Director Ole Reitov.


Culture 21 at the World Summit of UCLG

Agenda 21, the voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development will be present at UCLG World Conference in Rabat.

Culture 21

Syrian pianist Malek Jandali: “We need freedom for true art”

When Syrians took to the streets in March 2011, they rebelled not only against the ruling Assad family, but also against the obscurantism that had been imposed on them for decades.


Kashmir and music diplomacy

What has Beethoven got to do with Kashmir, or Kashmir with Beethoven, for that matter?

The News

Cuban band leader suspended

The government of Cuba organized an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the arrest in the United States of the Cuban Five at the Tribuna Anti-imperalista on the 12th of September.

News and Noise

Blurred Lines banned by Edinburgh University

Robin Thicke's hit song cannot be played at student events after it was ruled the track violates the university's policy against 'rape culture and lad banter'.

The Guardian

Mehta's Kashmir concert gets bogged down in politics

Maestro's hopes to promote peace are waylaid by shootings, lockouts and official complaints.


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