NEWS, REVIEWS AND ACTIVISM

Indigenous Rappers And More Mexican Musicians Featured On Marvel’s Wakanda Forever Soundtrack

Oaxaca native, Mare Advertencia Lirika, who's been rapping for nearly two decades, along with fellow musician and activist Vivir Quintana, wrote the song 'Árboles bajo del mar' (Trees beneath the ...
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Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi, Known For His Anti-Government Protest Songs Has Been Arrested

The dissident rapper, commonly known by his first name Toomaj, was arrested by Iranian authorities on the 30th of October, just over a week ago. This is not the first ...
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Why Is Iran’s Regime So Afraid Of This Song?

The crowdsourced protest anthem “Baraye” has become a thorn in the side of the theocratic government in Tehran. This article was written by Nahid Siamdoust and originally published by Foreign ...
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New Book Documents Pioneering Women Recording Artists In Early 20th Century India

As it so often happens, the stories of underrepresented people get lost or forcefully erased through time by those who wish to control the historical narrative. In early twentieth century ...
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Malian singer Oumou Sangaré set for Apollo Theater debut on 29 October

This article was written by Gabriel Myers Hansen and originally published by Music In Africa under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialCC BY-NC licence. Malian Wassoulou musician Oumou Sangaré will perform for the ...
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Iranian Protest Song Gains Thousands Of Submissions For New Grammy Award

As powerful and popular many protest songs have been throughout history they have not had their own category at one of the world's largest music awards ceremony - until now ...
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Retromania and resistance: Record label MaJazz Project reissues new dawn for unsung Palestinian pioneers

This article was written by Benjamin Ashraf and originally published by The New Arab. In what became a cult classic of musicology, Simon Reynolds’s Retromania describes a Western culture intent ...
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Iran Arrests Singer Whose Song Became Anthem Of Ongoing Protests

Shervin Hajipour is among the dozens of artists, activists, and journalists who have been arrested since anti-government protests erupted in Iran. This article was written by Golnaz Esfandiari and Fereshteh ...
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Nina Ogot on forging her identity and the role of music in society

This article was written by Peter Choge and originally published by Music In Africa. The article is republished here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC licence. Poised is the word ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

Transcending Politics: Interview With Magna Zero And Exclusive Premiere

Lifelong friendships, a longing to inspire a kind of oneness among all creatures and some good 'ol basement jamming is some of what makes up Magna Zero. Three friends who, ...
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Dread in the Air: A Conversation with Kyrylo Brener of Ukrainian post-hardcore band, KAT

In my attempts to connect with Ukrainian bands since the full-scale Russian invasion began on February 24th, several things have become clear. Many of these bands are well-connected to one ...
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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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