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After 350 Years of Tradition, a Boys’ Choir Now Admits Girls

The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, is the latest English choir to start including female singers, a move some fear will reduce opportunities for boys.

The New York Times

House Music Isn’t “Ibiza Music”

n giving the music classist and Eurocentric standards, we’re failing to recognize that house music, like most modern music, has its roots in Black and brown culture — originating in communities that have been historically ostracized.


Can protest songs really make a difference?

A project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, has analysed protest songs from the 1600s to today, creating the first official database of English protest songs.


En Asie, heavy metal, rap et punk résonnent contre les dictatures

En Thaïlande, en Malaisie, en Birmanie ou encore à Singapour, des musiciens portent haut l’héritage contestataire du rap, du punk et du heavy metal. Ils dénoncent dans leurs morceaux la répression politique et les discriminations sociales et raciales.

Courrier International

“¿El Rey de qué?” La cultura negra contra Elvis Presley

A propósito de la película lanzada con su nombre, nos preguntamos: ¿podrá algún día reconciliarse la cultura negra con Elvis Presley? Hasta que dejen de decir que él fue el Rey del Rock, no.


What Tems’ Global Success Means for Women in African Music

Female artists have always played a major role in African music, but the recent successes of several new artists may signal their gaining a more equal footing within the industry. A good case in point is Tems.

Hindutva pop: The rise of India’s hate music scene

As attacks against India's Muslim community escalate, a popular genre of Hindu supremacist songs have provided a new soundtrack to the nation's religious violence.

The New Arab

Sudan band’s music empowers sidelined ethnic group

Noureddine Jaber, a musician with a unique part-guitar, part-tamboura instrument, is giving voice to Sudan’s long-marginalized eastern communities through a new album.

Arab News

Cartographies of Meaning

Can musicians stand for Ukraine without participating in propaganda?


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