Policy, Research & Politics

Massive choir a place for Estonians to find identity, solace

Tens of thousands of Estonians joined in singing folk songs Sunday on the 150th anniversary of a music festival that inspired resistance to Soviet control and later received recognition from the U.N. cultural agency.

Associated Press

South Korean Protest Music Is Inspiring Hong Kong’s Demonstrators

Music has been an integral part of Korea’s long march toward democracy. Today, it’s an inspiration for freedom throughout Asia.

The Nation

Female Musicians Banned From Playing

Female musicians were banned from playing in a charity concert in Qazvin. They were not allowed to even sit among the audience.

Iran HRM

Can festivals and raves coexist with politics?

Can — and should — politics and dance music mix? And if they do, how much impact does one have upon the other? The two have been mixing for years and it’s important to reflect on their impact on one another.

Dance Music NW

It’s Time to Let Classical Music Die

My fellow musicians of color: it is time to accept that we are in an abusive relationship with classical music.

New Music Box

Au Maroc, les femmes bousculent les codes de la musique gnaoua

Sur place, à Essaouira tout comme au sein des confréries de Tanger ou Rabat, l’arrivée des femmes sur le devant de la scène provoque de vives oppositions.

Le Monde

Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence

The Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age report outlines how women artists interact with the online space and draws attention to the worrying nature and frequency of threats they are directed.


In Cambodia, Politics Push Musicians Into Self-Censorship

Rapper Chhun Dymey seems to have struck a chord in Cambodia. He was somewhat of an unknown until his song, "This Society," went viral last month, shared on social media platforms that included opposition leader Sam Rainsy's YouTube channel.

Voice of America

Advancing Inclusion

Over the past year, orchestras have mobilized in significant ways to create pathways into the field for musicians of color.


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