Policy, Research & Politics

European arts organisations defend music as a human right

A new policy paper calls for continued freedom of movement, and claims music helps promote the values that unite Europeans, such as equality.

Arts Professional

In 1932, this opera was a hit. Why has no one seen it since?

“Opera companies also would have been hesitant to put on a work by a black female composer affiliated with the communist party”.

The Harvard Gazette

On Music and Activism

Musical activism reached its zenith in the wake of the political turbulence of the 1960s and ‘70s.

VAN Magazine

Rihanna not welcome in Senegal

Religious organisations are powerful in Senegal, which is over 90% Muslim but is well known for being a tolerant country, where Muslims and Christians celebrate their festivals together.

The Guardian

Roger Waters: un ex des Pink Floyd, entre musique et politique

Il a marqué l'histoire de la musique mondiale avec le groupe Pink Floyd et, à 74 ans, Roger Waters est loin de la retraite.

RTBF

Vietnam briefly detains dissident singer after European tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was briefly detained at an airport in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe.

Reuters

A tale of colonisation – deep music connections for Māori, Caribbean

Two flags fly proud over the inaugural steelband festival in Auckland’s Silo Park, flapping in a brisk late summer breeze. Both are red, black and white; both tell a tale of colonisation.

Asia Pacific Report

In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can't

In Turkey, journalists at magazines critical of the government, like Cumhuriyet, are currently being thrown in prison.

Noisey

The Evaluation Journey - A Toolkit for Cultural Operators

How to set out to evaluate a cultural project? How to avoid getting lost amongst the wealth of different tools and methods available? How to define value in the cultural sector?

ENCC


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