NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

Bankrupt Release Music Video Supporting Former Band Member Currently Arbitrarily Detained In China

In 2018, Michael Kovrig, then working as a senior advisor for International Crisis Group, was arrested by Chinese authorities on the basis of endangering Chinese security. According to the group ...
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Rage Against The Machine Still Use Their Voice, Taking A Stand Against US Emperialism

In the wake of the Taliban's takeover in Afghanistan it is uncertain what new atrocities the US government (and its funders) will now throw onto the Afghan people. There are ...
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The Specials Announce A New Album Of Protest Songs

Since 1977, The Specials, from the United Kingdom, have been making an awesome mix of ska, punk, and other variations of music. Their most recent release is their way of ...
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Two Rappers, Israeli And Palestinian, Use Their Talents For Unity

Some people say there is no protest music anymore. The truth is a bit different though. All around the world, there are so many people hurting, anywhere you look, and ...
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From Collective Trauma And Rage Comes Beautiful Soul Music

Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, and now Johannesburg-based, Moonga K., has just released a beautiful soul single where he addresses his trauma as a black man in this world. The melody came to ...
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Homeboy Sandman Goes Off On New Single ‘No Beef’

On the contrary to the title of the song, Homeboy Sandman does have a beef. This time it is directed, kindly and cleverly, against those who insist on continuing to ...
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Song Of The Day: Shouting At The Wall By MC Abdul (Video)

The conflict that has been going between Palestine and Israel has quite a long story. Opinions about it are diverse and the whole thing is complicated. At the end of ...
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Amythyst Kiah Reshapes Her Protest Song ‘Black Myself’ And It Is A Banging Version

Since the 2019 release of the spectacular album Songs Of Our Native Daughters we have been following the outstanding and powerful voice of Amythyst Kiah as well as the voices ...
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Another Rapper Detained For His Music

In Turkey, rapper Şehinşah was recently detained by local authorities for allegedly insulting the president in two of his songs. Şehinşah wrote on his Twitter account: "On my way home, ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

A Protest Music Interview: The Sprawl

Kurt Vonnegut once said: "If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis." Something about the city of Indianapolis ...
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Fostering Communities of Anti-Abuse: A Conversation with Kris Harper

For many of us, music—listening to, discovering, writing, playing—is inextricable from the meshwork of other things that form our core values and identity. Inextricable from every other outlet we find ...
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A Protest Music Interview: Valerie Orth

In her latest music video, Valerie Orth shows imagery from Brazil, Hong Kong, USA. This is not surprising for those who know Valerie because she started out as an activist ...
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