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50 Cent says Trump offered him $500,000 to join presidential campaign

The musician and actor was discussing the Trump administration on US radio station Hot 97 when he mentioned the president’s proposal, adding that he believed it was motivated by a desire to appeal to black voters.

The Guardian

Palestinian orchestra uses 'music as resistance'

Despite Israeli restrictions, Gaza-based musicians gave a rare performance with the Palestine Youth Orchestra.

Al Jazeera

Angélique Kidjo : « Toute ma vie, j’ai associé la musique avec l’émancipation des femmes »

Je ne serais pas arrivée là si...mon père n’avait pas mis ses trois filles à l’école. Lui si calme, si digne, si pince-sans-rire, pouvait se transformer en lion furieux sur la question de l’éducation.

Le Monde

Creative Mobilities

In the last years, national and international events dedicated to mobility and to culture for sustainable development increased to address current challenges of our societies.

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France: Congolese musicians’ shows cancelled

On 15 July 2017, Paris police cancelled a concert by Héritier Watanabe, a musician from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after venue Olympia repeatedly requested police ban the show after it received frequent threats, reported Le Point.


Civil rights anthem We Shall Overcome freed from copyright

The first verse of the song, which has come to symbolize the spirit of protest, is no longer under copyright after a New York verdict.

The Guardian

Belonging and Becoming

A cultural response to the White Paper on the Future of Europe and the accompanying reflection papers.

Culture Action Europe

Les groupes racistes ne sont plus les bienvenus sur Spotify

Suite à la manifestation rassemblant des suprémacistes blancs qui a eu lieu le 12 août dernier à Charlottesville aux États-Unis et qui a causé la mort d'une jeune femme qui défilait pacifiquement, de nombreux internautes ont demandé à Spotify de chasser les groupes de musique au contenu haineux.


Venezuela Cancels Gustavo Dudamel Tour After His Criticisms

After struggling to remain above the fray, the conductor Gustavo Dudamel has increasingly criticized the rulers of his native Venezuela this year as an escalating political crisis has roiled the nation. Now he is facing the consequences.

The New York Times

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