Policy, Research & Politics

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

Faut-il un utérus pour jouer de la harpe?

Prenez un orchestre classique, et regardez qui se cache derrière les pupitres. La plupart du temps, au trombone, c’est un homme. Aux percussions ? Un homme. Le chef d’orchestre ? Un homme. Et à la harpe ? Une femme.


Censura en la música

La censura y su represión ha sido el eje vertebrador de una mesa redonda en la que un filósofo, una jurista y un cantante, comandados por un crítico musical, han abordado los dilemas en torno a la libertad de creación creativa.


YouTube Blocks Rap Song Critical of Thai Monarchy

A music video by Thailand’s foremost dissent rap group was blocked by YouTube as of Monday night.


Seeking justice for Lion Sleeps Tonight composer

Zimbabwean music mogul Munya Chanetsa felt his hackles rise when he learnt about the royalties battles that have been fought over the song Mbube - also known as The Lion Sleeps Tonight.


Copyright infringement – music lesson or public performance?

Imagine that you have a daughter who likes to play the piano and is enthusiastic about improving her musical skills and experience. She finds music lessons in your neighbourhood and asks you to let her attend. At her lessons she purchases a score and plays recent, popular songs on the piano with her teacher; but one day, someone knocks on the classroom door and states that the music lessons are infringing copyright.


Barakina, le rappeur nigérien qui dénonce la mal gouvernance

Dans un pays où le désert domine le paysage, la scène musicale populaire du Niger est resté longtemps méconnue. C'est pourquoi il était formidable d'entendre Barakina sur l'émission phare de la BBC "This Is Africa". Un homme qui a de grandes ambitions pour son pays - et pour le continent.


Ana Tijoux: “Siempre me ha gustado la política pero no me interesa el poder, porque poder ya tengo”

Elegida por la BBC entre las 100 mujeres más influyentes de 2020, la solista habla con Culto de procesos sociales, su debut editorial y su intención de ir como constituyente.

La Tercera

The Changing Nature of Protest in Jazz

From the stage at Carnegie Hall in 1912 to the streets of Minneapolis in 2020, jazz has always “demanded.” But not always in the same way.

Jazz Times

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