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Overview of worldwide initiatives for and from women in music.

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Spanish rapper due to begin jail term vows to 'disobey fascist state'

Jose Miguel Arenas Beltrán’s jail sentence for ‘glorifying terrorism’ had caused outcry.

The Guardian

"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.


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.


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.


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?


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?


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

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