Policy, Research & Politics

The Story of Feminist Punk

From Patti Smith to Bikini Kill, the songs that have crushed stereotypes and steered progress.


Erdogan nouvelle rock star politique

Depuis quelques semaines, le chef de l'Etat turc démarre ses meetings en fredonnant une chanson populaire pour électriser ses partisans qui n'en demandent pas mieux.


The debate: should Spotify ban R Kelly and Michael Jackson?

Kelly and Jackson stand accused of child sexual abuse – prompting a fierce debate about whether streaming platforms should remove their music.

The Guardian

American Violinist Aims To Raise Profile Of Black Classical Music Composers From Around The World

Although few people can name even three black classical composers, the Chicago-based violinist Rachel Barton Pine can name 350.


Russia: Censorship of Younger Generation’s Music

Russian authorities have been interfering with performances of rappers and other musicians popular with younger audiences, forcing them to cancel concerts in acts of censorship that violate freedom of expression.

Human Rights Watch

Why we need another Bob Marley

Bob Marley died more than three decades ago, yet he is still a strong cultural and musical influence. We explore why the singer affects millions of people across the world to this day.

This is Africa

Heavy Metal Confronts Its Nazi Problem

Is it censorship to deny bands a platform for their genocidal views? Is it curtailing their free speech to make it harder for a band to get booked or get signed versus at what point does it become critical to keep these dangerous Fascist elements out of our scene?

The New Yorker

Le rap est-il toujours politique ?

Dans un dossier intitulé « La Battle du rap », politiste, chercheurs et rappeurs se penchent sur les questions de genre, de racialisation et de combat social aujourd’hui dans ce genre musical.

Le Monde

Women in African music

Women in the African music industry have a way to go to benefit from the same privileges as men.

Music in Africa

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