NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

Jaiksana: War Child Beating Drums Of Peace

This article, by Peter Choge, was originally published by Music In Africa on the 13th of June 2022. He has been described as a musician and activist. His story is ...
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Analysis: What is sonic sovereignty? And why should Native Nations care?

Language and songs go hand in hand Walters, Oklahoma on July 18, 2017. (Photo courtesy Renata Yazzie) This article was written by Renata Yazzie and originally published by Source NM ...
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Featured Album: Pianissimo By Matthias Vogt

Photo from Matthias' Bandcamp page. Having lived a bit of a double-life as a musician, being a respected jazz musician by day and spinning discs at large clubs at night, ...
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Indian Folk Metal Band Dymbur Release New Song Raising Awareness About Child Abuse In India

Indian folk metal band Dymbur have released a new song with which they intend to raise awareness about child abuse and child labor in their native India. The band have ...
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Roma Musicians Discuss Inclusion In Larger Czech Community

While festivals often feature live Romani music, mainstream media outlets largely ignore it. Roma music band Bengas. Photo by Jiří Bernovský, used with permission granted by Migel Milan Horvát. This ...
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Music Teacher Receives Award After Creating A Protest Music Lesson Plan

In Lake View, Chicago, one music teacher recently got a wonderful recognition of her work. Puja Ramaswamy was in the middle of giving class when two men arrived, along with ...
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The Kuti Clan Protesting Through Music, And Other Nigerians Who Sang Against Apartheid

Femi and Seun Kuti, have kept Fẹlá's protest music alive. Orlando Julias’ band (Nigeria). Image by Steve Terrell, September 26, 2015 (CC BY 2.0) This article was written by Nwachukwu ...
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20 Year Old Rapper Arbitrarily Arrested In Burundi

Olegue Baraka. Image retrieved from the artist's Twitter page. Up and coming rapper from Burundi, Olegue Baraka, has been arrested after publishing a video promoting an upcoming concert of his ...
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39 Rappers From Every Province Show Off Iran’s Spectacular Heritage In One Massive Video

Images of some of the participating rappers retrieved from the collective's Instagram account. Home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, Iran is well known for its incredibly rich and ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

Exclusive Premiere And Q&A With Honduran-American Musician Monty Cime

Self described as "partly Mejía Godoy, and partly Foxygen" and "freak folk", Honduran-American musician, Monty Cime, had a very specific vision in mind for their debut album, The Independence of ...
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Exclusive Video Premiere: Checkpoint/Dompass/Hajiz by Free Radicals

By Profula - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The Karankawa was an indigenous tribe that lived along the coast of the Gulf of México. Along with the Atakapa tribe these ...
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A Shouts Interview With Igor Sydorenko Of Ukraine’s Stoned Jesus

Stoned Jesus. Image retrieved from the band's Facebook page. Continuing efforts to engage with Ukrainian artists and musicians in the midst of the Russian invasion that is now into its ...
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