Policy, Research & Politics

From ceremony to therapy: how music could help to heal traumatised troops

Neurologists to look at use of music to aid those suffering from post-conflict trauma.

The Guardian

Istanbul Music Festival Cancels Opening Ceremonies Due to Protests

Three days of clashes between protesters and riot police in Istanbul have prompted the Istanbul Music Festival to call off its opening night gala concert, scheduled for Tuesday.


Freemuse speaks at Human Rights Council

On 3 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, Freemuse made its first oral statement in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.


Music useful in soothing the tiny

As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.

Reporter News

Wind Afrique Promotes Ghanaian Music In The Diaspora

Wind Afrique is a Ghanaian based band that supports gospel musicians. They help gospel musicians to be more dynamic in their music role, demonstrating the impact of culture on the Ghanaian music.

Ghana MMA

Egyptian artists on strike over sacking of Opera House boss

The sacking of Egypt's Opera House head has triggered a new political battle against President Mohamed Morsy, this time by artists who accuse the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood of aiming to control cultural institutions.

Africa Review

USDA OKs musical instruments for travel under Lacey Act

Musicians can breathe a little easier while traveling, with the submission to Congress of a U.S. Department of Agriculture report addressing provisions of the Lacey Act that protect endangered wildlife, fish and plants.

Los Angeles Times

Music therapy may reduce anxiety more than drugs before surgery

Neuroscientists Daniel Levitin and post-doctoral researcher Mona Lisa Chanda, reviewed 400 research papers in the neurochemistry of music.

Global News

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei profanely mocks state power in new music video

Two emotionless prison guards watch Ai Weiwei as he eats, sleeps, paces, showers — and even sits on the toilet — in the Chinese artist's new obscenity-filled, metaphor-rich music video mocking state power.

The Washington Post

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