NEWS, REVIEWS AND ACTIVISM

Yuca Brava (Puerto Rico) Release A New Single Honoring Justice Fighters Everywhere

'Cara al sol' is one of the singles from the upcoming album “Lo olvidado” by Puerto Rican rapcore duo Yuca Brava. I hit up the band's DM to get some ...
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India Based Azadi Records Celebrate 5 Years Of Releasing Politically Conscious, South Asian Music

What started out as a conclusion in a thesis about protest music in India has now turned into a vibrant hub of fresh hiphop music and a platform for socially ...
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Rebel Control Urge Listeners To Stand Up To The System

'Don't Let Them Fool Ya' is a sincere observation of an unequal world serving only to "make more money for the rich man" and urging the listener to open their ...
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It’s Official: Bandcamp Friday Will Continue In 2023

Here is the just released statement from the music service: "On most first Fridays of the month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue share to provide additional support ...
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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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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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