Policy, Research & Politics

Song Critical of Pakistani Generals Is Blocked Online

A Pakistani band with a reputation for satirizing the country's military may have finally gone too far.

The New York Times

Music & Memory program soothes, uplifts people with dementia

As soon as the headphones went on and Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" started to play on the iPod shuffle clipped to her blouse, Betty Babick was free.


Rwanda: Promoting Intergration Through Music

The awareness campaign to promote the EAC integration within the region has gained an impetus, as the regional music giants finally intervened to spread the gospel about the benefits of coming together as one community.

New Times

South Africa: Music Behind Bars

Offenders are preparing to participate in next year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival, as part of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) offender jazz music development programme known as "Music Behind Bars".

All Africa

100 Years After Stravinsky's 'Rite,' Can Classical Music Still Shock?

On May 29, 1913, the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring provoked a riot: whistling and booing, catcalls and fisticuffs overran the performance and the police were called in to quiet the angry crowd.


China hopes to hit the right note with Algeria opera house

Along the highway, alternating blue-and-white corrugated iron sheets are all that can be seen of the opera house China offered as a gift to Algeria six years ago.

The Guardian

Don't Let Jazz Music Die

April 30, marks the International Jazz Day as proclaimed by the Unesco General Conference of November 2011. The day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced co-operation among people.

All Africa

Palestinian Singer Oday Khatib Awaits Israeli Military Trial

Oday Khatib, the young Palestinian singer of Arabic classical music and protégé of Riverboat Records artist Ramzi Aburedwan, has been charged with stone-throwing, facing up to ten years in prison if he is convicted.

World Music Network

Uganda: Music Show Stopped Over 'Political Song'

Mpimbaza Hashaka, the Kampala Resident City Commissioner (RCC) has suspended a music concert featuring Maggie Kayima alias Nabbi Omukazi on allegations that one of her songs was" too political."

All Africa

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