Policy, Research & Politics

Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

In the 1960s and '70s, when the country was still known as Rhodesia, black nationalists fought a bloody war to overthrow white minority rule.


Rock the vote: Pakistani political music keeps the party going

Political rallies have been transformed to festive blowouts, designed to entertain as much as inspire supporters to vote.

Gulf News

Playing like a girl: the problems with reception of women in music

The year was 1942. In the USA, all-girl orchestras toured extensively, rather like a jazz version of A League of Their Own. Audiences were surprised to find that these girls played “just like men!”

New Music Box

Censure étatique et pressions sociales sur les musiciens au Niger

Pour un chanteur nigérien, être perçu comme allié d’un camp expose parfois aux représailles de la part des partisans issus des autres camps.

Music in Africa

Detained Egyptian Poet Sentencing Postponed

Freemuse continues to call for the military trial and charges against Galal El-Behairy to be dropped, as well as charges facing the poet and musician Ramy Essam in a parallel civil case.


Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video

Facebook’s recent crackdown on advertising that it considers political has already affected news publishers and small businesses like hair salons and day-care centers.

The New York Times

It’s a tough gig: gender inequality in the music industry

In the shadow of Hollywood’s battle with gender inequality, the music industry continues to be dominated by men at nearly all levels.

Performing Arts Hub

More dead than alive

Rio's closure of legendary club reflects cultural crisis.

The Guardian

Le jazz : une arme secrète

Retour sur un pan méconnu de la guerre froide, quand les États-Unis menaient bataille au moyen des grands noms du jazz.

France Musique

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