Policy, Research & Politics

Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a United Europe

For a few hours, Eurovision makes borders disappear, even as fans waving flags flash across the screen.

The New York Times

Yes, drill music is violent. But banning it will achieve nothing

No musical genre exists in a vacuum. Taking drill videos off YouTube won’t affect the deeper issues that lead to youth violence.

The Guardian

Médine : c’est quoi tout ce Bataclan ?

Médine est censé se produire au Bataclan à l’automne prochain et le voilà, avant l’été, les deux grolles dans un bourbier viral.


North Africa Cultural Mobility Map

The NACMM – North Africa Cultural Mobility Map is a research and info-platform about residency and mobility initiatives for artists, writers and researchers interested in travelling and developing projects from within North Africa.


The Mekong Mapping Project

Practitioners’ study exploring arts ecosystems,
professional development needs and regional collaboration in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.

Mekong Cultural Hub

Asian hip hop: an homage to a genre or cultural appropriation driven by racism or ignorance

The proliferation of Asian hip hop stars wearing ‘urban’ clothing could be a symptom of Asia’s lack of sensitivity toward other cultures. Or are they just dressing up and emulating their musical heroes?

South China Morning Post

Women in Music Index

Overview of worldwide initiatives for and from women in music.

Music Cities Network

Spanish rapper due to begin jail term vows to 'disobey fascist state'

Jose Miguel Arenas Beltrán’s jail sentence for ‘glorifying terrorism’ had caused outcry.

The Guardian

"Noirs et Fiers", la musique des droits civiques

C’est dans le blues ancestral du tout début du 20e siècle qu’un sentiment de frustration, de lassitude et de profond désespoir, laisse poindre une volonté encore très timide de se rebeller.


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