Policy, Research & Politics

Rihanna not welcome in Senegal

Religious organisations are powerful in Senegal, which is over 90% Muslim but is well known for being a tolerant country, where Muslims and Christians celebrate their festivals together.

The Guardian

Roger Waters: un ex des Pink Floyd, entre musique et politique

Il a marqué l'histoire de la musique mondiale avec le groupe Pink Floyd et, à 74 ans, Roger Waters est loin de la retraite.


Vietnam briefly detains dissident singer after European tour

Vietnamese singer and activist Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, an outspoken campaigner for free speech, was briefly detained at an airport in the capital Hanoi on Tuesday after flying home from Europe.


A tale of colonisation – deep music connections for Māori, Caribbean

Two flags fly proud over the inaugural steelband festival in Auckland’s Silo Park, flapping in a brisk late summer breeze. Both are red, black and white; both tell a tale of colonisation.

Asia Pacific Report

In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can't

In Turkey, journalists at magazines critical of the government, like Cumhuriyet, are currently being thrown in prison.


The Evaluation Journey - A Toolkit for Cultural Operators

How to set out to evaluate a cultural project? How to avoid getting lost amongst the wealth of different tools and methods available? How to define value in the cultural sector?


Pour un Fair Trade culturel avec l’Afrique

Un public de plus en plus nombreux s’intéresse aux créations d’artistes africains. Mais leur précarité demande des mesures pour les soutenir. Une sorte de Fair Trade, un commerce équitable des talents de là-bas.

La Libre

[email protected] Africa - Promoting the public value of intercultural dialogue for social cohesion in urban Africa

The project takes up the challenge raised by the African Union and its vision for 2063 for “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena.”

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Successful launch of the European Agenda for Music (EAM)

The European Agenda for Music was developed out of a continent-wide consultation launched by the European Music Council (EMC). Reaching out to the entire music sector, it identifies the sector’s collective needs and sets out priorities for the future.

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