Policy, Research & Politics

Iran: Musician faces jail for working with women dancers, singers

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian has said he is under house arrest as he awaits trial for working with female dancers and singers, in the country’s latest move to stop female artists from performing.

Al Jazeera

The 25 most political bands

Politics and music go hand in hand. And there have been, and continue to be, several prominent groups that have consistently made a good living delivering its respective ideologies to the masses.

Yard Baker

Live venues are the lifeblood of music culture and must survive

People use live music as a resource to help feed and nourish their emotions, for heightening or changing their energy levels and as a platform to escape the constraints of everyday life.

The Conversation

Musique et politique

De l’opéra au rap, de la chanson à texte à la techno sans mots, la musique se trouve souvent liée à des combats collectifs auxquels elle donne leur hymne.

Le Monde Diplomatique

Las protestas históricas de Chile a través de su música

De Víctor Jara y Violeta Parra a la nueva generación de músicos como Ana Tijoux, Yorka, o Las Tesis, pasando por Los Prisioneros, estos son los himnos del descontento de los chilenos.

El País

Ten NGOs comdemn death sentence for Nigerian singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu

The International Music Council and other NGOs have written to Kano State Governor (Nigeria), to call for the dropping of charges against 22-year old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy.

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11-Year-Old Scores Viral Rap Hit but Trips on Gaza Politics

Abdel Rahman al-Shantti became a Palestinian rap star when his video went viral. His trouble began when he advocated “love between us and Israel.”

The New York Times

Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment?

Over the past 50 years, the music has become entrenched in academic institutions. As a result, it’s often inaccessible to, and disconnected from, many of the very people who created it: young Black Americans.

The New York Times

Facebook veut interdire les DJ set en livestream à partir du 1er octobre

Alors que le confinement a poussé les artistes à adopter de nouvelles méthodes pour diffuser et faire écouter leur musique, Facebook a décidé d’interdire les vidéos « dédiées à la création d’une expérience musicale », y compris les diffusions live.

Trax Mag

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