Policy, Research & Politics

Singing is a way to resist – an interview with Rokia Traoré

Even though there will be elections in Mali on 28 Juli, the situation remains insecure and dangerous.

News and Noise

Taksim Square protests bring hope to Turkish musicians

Liberal rock bands who feared drift towards socially conservative authoritarianism say protests are an awakening.

The Guardian

The European Union Invests Euro 500,000 through the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust to the Country’s Creative Sector

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Zimbabwe on the 9th of May 2013, signed a Euro 500,000.00 partnership agreement with the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, for arts and culture development in Zimbabwe.

Culture Fund

From ceremony to therapy: how music could help to heal traumatised troops

Neurologists to look at use of music to aid those suffering from post-conflict trauma.

The Guardian

Istanbul Music Festival Cancels Opening Ceremonies Due to Protests

Three days of clashes between protesters and riot police in Istanbul have prompted the Istanbul Music Festival to call off its opening night gala concert, scheduled for Tuesday.


Freemuse speaks at Human Rights Council

On 3 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, Freemuse made its first oral statement in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.


Music useful in soothing the tiny

As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.

Reporter News

Wind Afrique Promotes Ghanaian Music In The Diaspora

Wind Afrique is a Ghanaian based band that supports gospel musicians. They help gospel musicians to be more dynamic in their music role, demonstrating the impact of culture on the Ghanaian music.

Ghana MMA

Egyptian artists on strike over sacking of Opera House boss

The sacking of Egypt's Opera House head has triggered a new political battle against President Mohamed Morsy, this time by artists who accuse the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood of aiming to control cultural institutions.

Africa Review

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