Policy, Research & Politics

El blues no es solo música política

El blues nace en un periodo histórico más opresor hacia las personas negras, aunque el racismo se manifestara con dureza también en los años 80 o 90. El blues nace de un contexto de conflicto, surgido de la esclavitud, la migración forzada, trabajos de 12 horas prácticamente sin asalariar.

El Salto

Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A periodical devoted to the study of a long-dead European music theorist is an unlikely suspect to spark an explosive battle over race and free speech.

The New York Times

The State of Artistic Freedom 2021

This year’s report documents an analysis of 978 acts of violations of artistic freedom in 2020 in 89 countries and online spaces. 17 artists were killed, 82 were imprisoned and 133 detained.

Freemuse

Kazakh pop stars Ninety One break 'taboo' on political lyrics

References to George Orwell and Aldous Huxley are not exactly what one expects to hear in a pop song, least of all in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan where the political scene has been dominated by one party for almost three decades.

Reuters

On a oublié le rôle joué par la musique dans les luttes politiques de l’époque

Le journaliste britannique Joe Muggs est un chroniqueur essentiel de la musique électronique de ces dernières années. Dans Bass, Mids, Tops, il revient à travers une série d’entretiens sur une histoire méconnue, celle des sound-systems au Royaume-Uni.

Libération

La canción “Patria y Vida” inflama la pugna cultural sobre Cuba

El dúo de Gente de Zona, los cantautores Descemer Bueno y Yotuel Romero del grupo Orishas, y los raperos Maykel Osorbo y El Funky, lanzan una canción que desafía al gobierno socialista cubano.

Semana

Interview with Jota Ramos, Colombian rapper targeted because of his activism

At the beginning of 2020, Colombian rapper Jota Ramos returned to Villa Rica in Colombia after completing Amnesty International’s protection programme for his activism work concerning peace and sustainable agriculture production in Cauca, which allowed him to live abroad in 2019.

Freemuse

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm a decade ago had a flag to raise or a leader to follow. But all of them had a song to sing.

Bangkok Post

A Safety Guide for Artists

When an artist first faces risk, there are not a lot of roadmaps: the experience can be incredibly isolating and disorienting.

Artist at Risk Connection


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