Policy, Research & Politics

Rap music rebels against Egyptian society

The success of Mekky’s “Akher Cha’awa” demonstrates that rap songs can express the reality of youth more so than other musical styles.

The Arab Weekly

L'activiste colombien qui utilise la musique contre les milices armées

Alberto Vidal Mina, activiste colombien, s’est mué en prof de musique et de danse pour aider à éduquer et émanciper les jeunes les plus précaires de sa ville : Caloto, dans le sud-ouest de la Colombie.

Green Room

Music industry campaigners hope lacklustre protests and talk of butterflies will help get safe harbour reform through

As the music business prepares for the next big push to secure safe harbour reform in Europe, the industry’s lobbyists are hoping that MEPs have seen the photographs of last weekend’s protests against said reforms, which are somewhat light on protestors.

Complete Music Update

Bobi Wine, Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’, upstages the real head of state

Robert Kyagulanyi cannot remember the day that Yoweri Museveni was first inaugurated as president of Uganda. It was 33 years ago, and he was just three.

Mail & Guardian

Censorship at Donaueschingen?

Can contemporary classical music serve as a useful framework for negotiating one of the most contentious political issues of our generation?


Don't Get It Twisted: 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Can Be Anyone's Protest Song

Back in April, teachers in Oklahoma went on strike, demanding increases to salaries and school funding. Their message was amplified by a song — one that, 34 years earlier, had been the sound of student rebellion.


Female composers largely ignored by concert line-ups

Women in Music project finds that in 1,445 classical concerts across globe only 76 include a work by a woman.

The Guardian

Journée du droit d'auteur africain

Les industries créatives en ébullition.

France 24

How Do the Arts Promote Social Change?

During the 19th century, American philanthropists sought to use music as a way to alter the course of the nation’s history.


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