Policy, Research & Politics

Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger'

Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth -- and hunted by the Taliban.

Spiegel Online

Daniel Barenboim : « Aujourd'hui, j'ai honte d'être Israélien »

Le chef d'orchestre s'est insurgé contre le vote d'une loi définissant Israël comme un État-nation juif. Dans le journal Haaretz, il estime que « c'est clairement une forme d'apartheid ».

France Musique

Protesting Trump's Immigration Policy Through Song

In the long-running and contentious debate over immigration in this century, nothing has struck a public nerve in the United States like the news that children were being forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by order of a policy implemented by the Trump administration earlier this year.


Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

In the 1960s and '70s, when the country was still known as Rhodesia, black nationalists fought a bloody war to overthrow white minority rule.


Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

Political rallies have been transformed to festive blowouts, designed to entertain as much as inspire supporters to vote.

Gulf News

Playing like a girl: the problems with reception of women in music

The year was 1942. In the USA, all-girl orchestras toured extensively, rather like a jazz version of A League of Their Own. Audiences were surprised to find that these girls played “just like men!”

New Music Box

Censure étatique et pressions sociales sur les musiciens au Niger

Pour un chanteur nigérien, être perçu comme allié d’un camp expose parfois aux représailles de la part des partisans issus des autres camps.

Music in Africa

Detained Egyptian Poet Sentencing Postponed

Freemuse continues to call for the military trial and charges against Galal El-Behairy to be dropped, as well as charges facing the poet and musician Ramy Essam in a parallel civil case.


Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video

Facebook’s recent crackdown on advertising that it considers political has already affected news publishers and small businesses like hair salons and day-care centers.

The New York Times

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