Policy, Research & Politics

Bob Dylan: why did the 'Voice of a Generation' reject politics?

Although his oeuvre stretches across many different realms, Bob Dylan has long been deemed one of the definitive political songwriters.

Far Out

Building intercultural engagement through music

The arts play a vital role in not only preserving heritage, but also generating opportunities for cultural exchange and the expression of new cultural identities.


Les femmes restent largement minoritaires dans le secteur de la musique

Selon le Centre national de la musique, les femmes restent sous-représentées dans les programmations, les projets artistiques et les postes de responsabilités. Mais le CNM entend infléchir la tendance par de la formation et des aides incitatives.


Cuando Bad Bunny habla de política, la gente escucha

El cantante de reagguetón rara vez rehúye el discurso sociopolítico y utiliza su plataforma para demostrarlo.


Commitment to an explicit culture goal in Mondiacult declaration welcome: now is the time to deliver

The members of the Culture 2030 Goal Campaign, representing global cultural networks, strongly welcome the undertaking in the Declaration of the MONDIACULT 2022 Conference to integrate a specific Culture Goal in the post-2030 development agenda. We are happy to see strong interest from UNESCO Member States, at the Executive Board, in ensuring effective follow up.

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SHIFTing towards eco practices: international cultural networks take lead

This pilot project will also encourage active climate action among the wider cultural sector and create a new alliance of like-minded networks and associations. Participating networks aim to get eco-certified by the end of 2023.

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Video goes viral after Cambodia tries to silence popular rapper

The censorship of a song on labour rights highlights the challenges of Cambodia’s increasingly restrictive cultural climate.

Al Jazeera

Beyoncé, Ticketmaster and the perils of mixing music and politics

Music and politics are uneasy bedfellows. One of the most enjoyable spats of late has been one member of ’70s/’80s rockers Journey taking to the courts to stop a bandmate from performing the big hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” for Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.


‘Similar to criminal conspiracy’: draconian new law targets Italian ravers

Bill passed by Giorgia Meloni’s rightwing coalition means event organisers can have their phones tapped and face six years in jail.

The Guardian

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