Policy, Research & Politics

"Noirs et Fiers", la musique des droits civiques

C’est dans le blues ancestral du tout début du 20e siècle qu’un sentiment de frustration, de lassitude et de profond désespoir, laisse poindre une volonté encore très timide de se rebeller.

RFI

Freemuse calls for charges to be dropped against Egyptian poet

The poet is also facing a parallel civil case related to his lyrics being used in a song by Egyptian musician Ramy Essam, who himself has a warrant for his arrest over the song and accompanying video.

Freemuse

Why does art matter? Why should we support the arts?

Economic rationalists would point out that most artists are economically unviable. That is true, unfortunately.

Daily Review

The Ultimate Guide for Cultural Managers

Visas for Third Country National Artists Travelling to the Schengen Area.

Pearle

Can music bridge Thailand's sectarian divide?

The 14-year conflict between Muslim insurgents and authorities in Thailand's three southernmost provinces has claimed more than 7,000 lives. But can music help bridge the sectarian divide?

BBC

Was Cairo’s grand opera house a tool of cultural imperialism?

The new Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman and the brand new Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi revive vital questions. Are these new institutions instruments of Western domination, or are such cultural spaces compatible with Muslim social life?

Aeon

Connaissez-vous vraiment l'Eurovision?

Présenté par les organisateurs comme "le plus grand spectacle de divertissement télévisé au monde", l'Eurovision détient également le record Guinness du plus ancien concours musical diffusé à la télévision.

La Libre

European arts organisations defend music as a human right

A new policy paper calls for continued freedom of movement, and claims music helps promote the values that unite Europeans, such as equality.

Arts Professional

In 1932, this opera was a hit. Why has no one seen it since?

“Opera companies also would have been hesitant to put on a work by a black female composer affiliated with the communist party”.

The Harvard Gazette


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