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Policy, Research & Politics

How the Beatles inspired a rock revolution in Argentina

The birth of Argentine rock coincided with a turbulent time in Latin American history when many countries fell under military dictatorships.

The World

Politics and music are more interconnected than you may think

When looking over music released in the past century, there are certain moments in modern history that had such a big impact on the world that individual artists and bands felt compelled to use their musical gifts to comment on it.

The Post

Johnny Cash Is a Hero to Americans on the Left and Right. But His Music Took a Side.

In July and August of 1961, Johnny Cash recorded a batch of songs that became the basis for Blood, Sweat and Tears, a record many regard as merely a concept album about working people. But Blood, Sweat and Tears is a concept album about race in America, about the violent enforcement of racial hierarchies in America.

Slate

Les catégories genrées aux Brit Awards, c'est fini !

Dès la prochaine cérémonie, prévue le 8 février, l’équivalent britannique des Victoires de la musique cessera de faire la différence entre les « artistes féminines » et les « artistes masculins »

20 Minutes

Wos, el rapero que convirtió su música en grito político

No hay adolescente aficionado a la música que no fantasee con ser escuchado por miles de personas o, incluso, con que sus canciones cambien el mundo.

El País

Tanzania: Vitali Maembe arrested over ‘controversial song’

Musician and activist Vitali Maembe was arrested in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, on 2 November over his latest song ‘Kaizari (Ceasar)’.

Music in Africa

Songs of Justice Songs of Power

Mr. Morello has spent over three decades melding music and political activism as a power guitarist with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, with the acoustic chords of the Nightwatchman and in protests around the country.

The New York Times

Spain scraps visa requirement for UK touring musicians

Music industry welcomes move by Spanish government as ‘hugely welcome’ and a ‘big victory’.

The Guardian

Omar Souleyman a été relâché par les autorités turques

Le chanteur syrien réfugié en Turquie depuis le début de la guerre dans son pays d’origine était interrogé, selon les médias turc, au sujet de ses liens supposés avec le Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK) et les Unités de protection du peuple (YPG) kurdes.

Les InRocks


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