Policy, Research & Politics

It’s Time to Let Classical Music Die

My fellow musicians of color: it is time to accept that we are in an abusive relationship with classical music.

New Music Box

Au Maroc, les femmes bousculent les codes de la musique gnaoua

Sur place, à Essaouira tout comme au sein des confréries de Tanger ou Rabat, l’arrivée des femmes sur le devant de la scène provoque de vives oppositions.

Le Monde

Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence

The Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age report outlines how women artists interact with the online space and draws attention to the worrying nature and frequency of threats they are directed.


In Cambodia, Politics Push Musicians Into Self-Censorship

Rapper Chhun Dymey seems to have struck a chord in Cambodia. He was somewhat of an unknown until his song, "This Society," went viral last month, shared on social media platforms that included opposition leader Sam Rainsy's YouTube channel.

Voice of America

Advancing Inclusion

Over the past year, orchestras have mobilized in significant ways to create pathways into the field for musicians of color.


An Inclusive New Law for Argentine Music Festivals May Change The Scene for Women Forever

The project began when musician Celsa Mel Gowland, who is also the former vice-president of the National Institute of Music, began investigating how to achieve better representation for women.


Jonas Gwangwa’s music and life embody the resistance against apartheid

Resistance was the sub-text of Gwangwa’s early musical endeavours. The Jazz Epistles, the first outfit to foreground his voice as composer and player, was also the first black ensemble in South Africa to record an LP.

Music in Africa

Mehdi Rajabian, ou la musique au péril de sa vie

Arrêté en 2013 et emprisonné pendant deux ans, cet artiste veut continuer la musique coûte que coûte dans son pays, malgré les risques et la répression que subissent les artistes.

Le Monde

Grassroots music: the rebirth of political folk

The British and Irish folk scenes have been galvanised by acts that weave today’s politics – and anger – into their traditional music.

The Guardian

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