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Policy, Research & Politics

What Tems’ Global Success Means for Women in African Music

Female artists have always played a major role in African music, but the recent successes of several new artists may signal their gaining a more equal footing within the industry. A good case in point is Tems.

Hindutva pop: The rise of India’s hate music scene

As attacks against India's Muslim community escalate, a popular genre of Hindu supremacist songs have provided a new soundtrack to the nation's religious violence.

The New Arab

Sudan band’s music empowers sidelined ethnic group

Noureddine Jaber, a musician with a unique part-guitar, part-tamboura instrument, is giving voice to Sudan’s long-marginalized eastern communities through a new album.

Arab News

Cartographies of Meaning

Can musicians stand for Ukraine without participating in propaganda?


Jack Lang : “La fête de la musique est une fête politique”

Pour le quarantième anniversaire de la Fête de la musique, l’ancien ministre de la Culture Jack Lang, créateur de l’événement, se replonge dans ses souvenirs et se projette vers l’avenir.

Les InRocks

Segundo Informe del Observatorio de la Música Argentina

Más del 95% de las y los artistas musicales pertenecen a la música independiente y solo el 9% tiene manager. Este es uno de los datos que se pueden conocer en el Segundo Informe estadístico del Observatorio de la Música Argentina que publicó el Instituto Nacional de la Música (INAMU) para generar información específica sobre la situación actual de las personas músicas de todo el país.

Ministerio de Cultura Argentina

Music Politics After the Arab Uprisings

In the post-Arab uprisings era, Arabic alternative artists, especially in the Gulf, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon, became a recognizable medium for promoting a specific individualist lifestyle based on fetishizing identities and commodified music catered to satisfy immediate needs.


Afghan musicians in Portugal reimagine their musical futures

Musicians with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music arrived in Portugal in December 2021 with high hopes of working again in their profession. But six months later, the future remains uncertain for them.

The World

Senegal electro star sings to save his language

Benoit Fader Keita never intended to make electro music. But after a sell-out first show in Dakar last month, the singer believes the genre could be key to saving his beloved language from extinction.

The Guardian

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