NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

This Is Illegal Music – Let’s All Share It

Mehdi Rajabian once served two years, of a larger sentence, in prison in Tehran, Iran, for making music. The oppression the government shows artists in the country is immense but ...
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New Video: Taiwanese Rapper Dwagie Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

Since the beginning of June this year, millions of people have been active on the streets of Hong Kong protesting proposed laws that would change extradition laws between Hong Kong ...
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Free West Papua: 5 Songs Supporting The People

For many of us, West Papua is at the other side of the world, isolated and unknown. For others, the place is a well known human rights violation pit. Throughout ...
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93 PUNX And Vic Mensa Announce Protest Show At ICE HQ’s

Vic Mensa recently announced on his Instagram page that his new band, 93 PUNX, will perform a protest show outside the I.C.E. headquarters this Sunday, September 1. The event poster ...
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Program: Human Rights & The Political Power Of Music In Colombia

We got tipped off about this interesting program happening in Colombia in January 2020. For anyone interested in Colombian music history, human rights and the power music can have in ...
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30 Years Since The Singing Revolution

30 years ago, on the 23rd of August, 2 million people from three neighboring nations, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, locked their arms together and formed a human chain that stretched ...
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Spotlight On: Jon Davis

Our spotlight today will be on a conscious musician out of New York City. Jon Davis is a classically trained artist that beliefs in the empowering side of mainstream music ...
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Thai Protest Band Apply For Asylum In France

Since the 2014 military coup took place in Thailand the protest band Faiyen have not been able to perform live. After starting to receive threats they fled into hiding in ...
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Mashrou’ Leila: Oppression, Activism And Boycott Support From International Bands

On the 13th of June, 2016, the staff at the NPR Tiny Desk concert series could not have planned the emotional show that would be recorded that day. The band, ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

A Protest Music Interview: Ryan Harvey

Ryan Harvey has been writing and performing protest music since the turn of the century. But as he explains in this interview he considers himself an activist and an organizer ...
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Josh Gray (interview)

dOut of one of the meccas of music, Nashville, comes one Josh Gray. While working hard on his second album he was kind enough to answer a few questions about ...
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Petra Glynt (interview)

The album cover alone is an outstanding peace of work on Petra Glynt's latest effort. The album, This Trip, is a political and percussion driven piece and Petra's visual arts ...
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2020’S MOST READ INTERVIEWS