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Policy, Research & Politics

La pandemia y la música popular

La cultura está condenada en España a ser siempre pobre, sospechosa de no merecer las ayudas, acusada de infiel, de frívola y oportunista, de comunista si hace falta.

El País

Hidden propaganda? Eurovision rejects Belarus song for political mockery

Belarus became the latest Eurovision competitor to spark furor with a song. Critics say the entry is propaganda for President Lukashenko. Organizers have said the song must be reworked or Belarus will be disqualified.


The music of politics and protest

Musicologist Dr Nick Tochka discusses his research into music in Europe and the Americas – particularly the politics of music-making since 1945.


Rockin' in the free world? Inside the rightwing takeover of protest music

It’s easy to laugh at hardcore patriots misunderstanding Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, but such appropriation is increasingly widespread – and dangerously twisting the truth.

The Guardian

Chine : Une comédie musicale sur les Ouïghours fait scandale

Disponible sur Youtube depuis quelques semaines mais également dans les salles de cinéma chinoises depuis le 28 mars dernier, cette comédie musicale a suscité la colère du public.


Música y sesgo de género: la inteligencia artificial amplifica la discriminación en el arte

Los algoritmos de recomendación musical, entrenados a partir de conjuntos de datos sesgados, posicionan a las artistas más de seis lugares más atrás que a sus compañeros hombres.

El Español

YouTube Refuses to Remove Anti-Asian Song, Drawing Staff Ire

YouTube’s refusal to remove a song some employees find racist to people of Asian origin has caused a fracas inside the company, the latest clash in a growing national debate about anti-Asian hate.


Black stories and music

The prjoject was born out of a recognised need to do more to celebrate Black voices as well as open up more conversations about people’s experiences with music as a cue for talking about their lives.

The Voice

India: Celebs take musical stand against divisive politics

Without naming any political party, the video, which is a montage of shots of the participants in different parts of the city, takes a stand against fake news, against the attempt at passing off mythology as history, against the bid to destroy the democratic fabric of the nation.

Times of India

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