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Policy, Research & Politics

De la manipulation par la musique

Dans Si c’est un homme, Primo Levi raconte son emprisonnement au cours de l’année 1944 dans le camp d’Auschwitz-Monowitz. Emblématique du devoir de mémoire, le livre veut empêcher d’oublier les atrocités commises par le régime nazi dans les camps de concentration et les centres de mise à mort. Les musiques entendues dans les camps sont parmi les choses pratiquement inoubliables.

Classic Agenda

Bruce Springsteen y Barack Obama: de música y política

A primera vista, quizá no existan dos actividades tan distantes como las del político y el músico. Casi por definición, un político es lo opuesto a un músico y la mayor parte de los músicos se declaran apolíticos.


All members of Afghanistan National Institute of Music now evacuated from Kabul

All students, teachers, staff and family of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) have now been evacuated from Kabul after a fifth and final successful airlift on 16 November.


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.


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

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