Policy, Research & Politics

La canción “Patria y Vida” inflama la pugna cultural sobre Cuba

El dúo de Gente de Zona, los cantautores Descemer Bueno y Yotuel Romero del grupo Orishas, y los raperos Maykel Osorbo y El Funky, lanzan una canción que desafía al gobierno socialista cubano.


Interview with Jota Ramos, Colombian rapper targeted because of his activism

At the beginning of 2020, Colombian rapper Jota Ramos returned to Villa Rica in Colombia after completing Amnesty International’s protection programme for his activism work concerning peace and sustainable agriculture production in Cauca, which allowed him to live abroad in 2019.


The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm a decade ago had a flag to raise or a leader to follow. But all of them had a song to sing.

Bangkok Post

A Safety Guide for Artists

When an artist first faces risk, there are not a lot of roadmaps: the experience can be incredibly isolating and disorienting.

Artist at Risk Connection

Quand musique rimait avec politique

Retour sur l’aventure, musicale et engagée de Rock Against Racism, qui se servit du punk pour dénoncer le racisme qui gangrenait l’Angleterre.

La Libre

Pablo Hasél, a la cárcel por rapear y tuitear

Tres delitos: enaltecimiento del terrorismo, injurias a la corona e injurias a las instituciones del Estado, por los mensajes que escribió en su cuenta de Twitter y expresó en sus canciones colgadas en Youtube.

El Diario

Queering the music scene in the Middle East

Few Middle Eastern musicians subvert expectations quite like the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila.


Taliban Music Ban May Befall Afghanis After U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Imagine a country where music is outlawed; where those caught playing any kind of music — from folk to classical to pop — are routinely beaten and pilloried, their instruments smashed.


Confronting Our Complicity: Music Theory and White Supremacy

For many students, the traditional music theory core curriculum is an undesirable and yet unavoidable part of their college music experience. It becomes something to be suffered through, survived rather than savored.

New Music Box

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