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Music censorship in Africa

Music is one of the most effective ways to bring about social and political change. This is particularly true in Africa where socio-political challenges define the general atmosphere on the continent.

Music in Africa

Cardi B : de la musique rap à la politique anti-Trump

La rappeuse américaine de 26 ans aurait par tweet interposé sur le réseau social préféré du président, dit dans une vidéo son ras le bol de voir la crise socio-politique aux USA s’éterniser pour des considérations de leadership entre les deux principales factions politiques du pays.

La Nouvelle Tribune

Poland: Bishop bans songs by ABBA, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen

Forget about walking down the aisle to your favourite Beatles track if you get married in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce, Poland.


Post-Brexit Immigration Policy

Foreign Musicians Could be Required to Earn a £30,000 Salary — Or No Entry Into the UK.

Digital Music News

A new generation of African musicians are taking on politics

Over the catchy beats of Afropop, artists are increasingly tapping into the frustrations of young Africans. Leaders, threatened by this musical momentum, are trying to silence it.


30 Years Ago, Billy Joel Had a Meltdown in Moscow

In 1987, the piano man tried to bridge the gap between the US and the Soviet Union, and threw an onstage tantrum in the process.


Quand le Jazz devenait une arme politique…

A la fin des années 50 alors que les ballets du Bolshoi et du Kirov étaient applaudis aux quatre coins du monde, les responsables américains ont eu l’idée d’utiliser le jazz pour représenter la culture américaine dans ce qu’elle avait de plus singulier.


Artists and leading music bodies sign open letter to scrap Brexit deal

A lengthy list of UK artists and leading music music bodies have signed an open letter calling for the current Brexit deal to be scrapped in a bid to prevent serious damage to the industry.


Russia: Why some of its biggest musicians were arrested

Rapper Husky and electronica group IC3PEAK - whose videos have gained millions of views - have recently had concerts cancelled without a clear explanation.


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