Policy, Research & Politics

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

Political Music, Musical Politics

The intersection of music and politics is perennially fascinating. Within the world of classical music, tenacious ideas about music’s aesthetic autonomy, its purported status as timeless Art-with-a-capital-A, often rub up uncomfortably with actual musical practice.

New Music Box

Religious vocals to replace soft music on Pakistan International Airlines flights

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the national flag carrier of Pakistan, will stop playing soft music or muzak during flights.

India Today

Study Explores How Political Rap Music Can Influence Black Feminist Attitudes

Exposure to political rap music can affect listeners’ attitudes about women and black feminism, a new study by a Georgia State University political scientist has found.

Georgia State University

Nigéria: Quand musique, politique et jeunesse font bon ménage

Dans le perspective de la présidentielle, plus de 400 jeunes ont été mis à contributions à travers leurs chansons.

VOA


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