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Kashmir and music diplomacy

What has Beethoven got to do with Kashmir, or Kashmir with Beethoven, for that matter?

The News

Cuban band leader suspended

The government of Cuba organized an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the arrest in the United States of the Cuban Five at the Tribuna Anti-imperalista on the 12th of September.

News and Noise

Blurred Lines banned by Edinburgh University

Robin Thicke's hit song cannot be played at student events after it was ruled the track violates the university's policy against 'rape culture and lad banter'.

The Guardian

Mehta's Kashmir concert gets bogged down in politics

Maestro's hopes to promote peace are waylaid by shootings, lockouts and official complaints.


As Nigeria Celebrates 'No Music Day,' Artistes Cry for Help

Sunday, September 1, 2013 marked the celebration of 'No Music Day' in Nigeria between 8 and10 am. Some radio and television stations in the Country supported and helped commemorate the day, by refusing to play any music.

All Africa

Solidarity Revisited

The relationship between composers and musicians' unions has always been complicated. While orchestrators and copyists are covered by the union, composers are not.

New Music Box

Jazz's post masculine era?

I can recall the precise moment when I started to get a handle on jazz's Post-Masculine Era. This is a slippery notion, easily misconstrued, so hear me out in full.

Jazz Times

Nigeria: No Music Day - COSON Committed to Musicians' Rights

According to Okoroji, the objective of this year's theme is to engage the Nigerian people and government at all levels on the potential contributions of Nigerian music to the socio-economic development of the nation.

All Africa

Foreign musicians face confusion over changes in fees to play in Canada

All non-Canadian bands wishing to play shows in Toronto, and across Canada now face new restrictions based on changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.


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