Policy, Research & Politics

Quand musique rimait avec politique

Retour sur l’aventure, musicale et engagée de Rock Against Racism, qui se servit du punk pour dénoncer le racisme qui gangrenait l’Angleterre.

La Libre

Pablo Hasél, a la cárcel por rapear y tuitear

Tres delitos: enaltecimiento del terrorismo, injurias a la corona e injurias a las instituciones del Estado, por los mensajes que escribió en su cuenta de Twitter y expresó en sus canciones colgadas en Youtube.

El Diario

Queering the music scene in the Middle East

Few Middle Eastern musicians subvert expectations quite like the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila.


Taliban Music Ban May Befall Afghanis After U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Imagine a country where music is outlawed; where those caught playing any kind of music — from folk to classical to pop — are routinely beaten and pilloried, their instruments smashed.


Confronting Our Complicity: Music Theory and White Supremacy

For many students, the traditional music theory core curriculum is an undesirable and yet unavoidable part of their college music experience. It becomes something to be suffered through, survived rather than savored.

New Music Box

Faut-il un utérus pour jouer de la harpe?

Prenez un orchestre classique, et regardez qui se cache derrière les pupitres. La plupart du temps, au trombone, c’est un homme. Aux percussions ? Un homme. Le chef d’orchestre ? Un homme. Et à la harpe ? Une femme.


Censura en la música

La censura y su represión ha sido el eje vertebrador de una mesa redonda en la que un filósofo, una jurista y un cantante, comandados por un crítico musical, han abordado los dilemas en torno a la libertad de creación creativa.


YouTube Blocks Rap Song Critical of Thai Monarchy

A music video by Thailand’s foremost dissent rap group was blocked by YouTube as of Monday night.


Seeking justice for Lion Sleeps Tonight composer

Zimbabwean music mogul Munya Chanetsa felt his hackles rise when he learnt about the royalties battles that have been fought over the song Mbube - also known as The Lion Sleeps Tonight.


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