Policy, Research & Politics

Vem Pra Rua: The Music Of Brazilian Protest

A Brazilian colleague once told me a wry joke: "We are forever the country of the future."

NPR

Syria war forces music festival from Lebanon's Roman ruins

Lebanon's annual Baalbek music festival has been forced to move from its usual venue among Roman ruins in the Bekaa Valley because of rocket fire and a spillover of fighting from Syria, organizers said on Thursday.

Reuters

Montreux Jazz enters Unesco’s Memory of the World

The Montreux Jazz Festival's audiovisual collection, 5,000 recorded hours, will become part of Unesco's international Memory of the World Register, the documentary equivalent of its World Heritage sites, the MJF Foundation said it has just learned, late Wednesday 19 June.

Geneva Lunch

Talking creative music therapy: Nordoff-Robbins

With the Golden Stave Lunch Day occurring this Friday, we figured we'd talk to Iani Sujono, Operations Manager at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia Limited, about creative music therapy.

The Music Network

China: Two Tibetan singers sentenced to two years in prison

Two Tibetan singers, Pema Trinley, 22, and Chakdor, 32, who were detained in 2012 for releasing a music album titled 'Agony of Unhealed Wounds' are reported by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy to have been secretly sentenced to two years in prison.

Freemuse

Music in Istanbul Is Intermission for a Protest

After days of being the target of tear gas and police water cannons, protesters in Gezi Park, in Taksim Square here, were tense on Wednesday night, girded for conflict. Instead they got a piano performance.

The New York Times

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


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