NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

“Children Don’t Belong in Jail”: new protest song from Luke Buda and Don McGlashan

Quite a few songs have been written about, or to raise awareness of, the inhumane conditions individuals and families experience that are forcefully constrained within the refugee camp on the ...
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Support California fire relief through music

Cover photo taken from Raye Zaragoza's Bandcamp page. Recent wildfires in California have been some of the more devastating in the states' history. Anyone interested in helping can donate to ...
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Artists and social activists in India fight a global corporation with music

Kodaikanal is a small city in India that sits 2000 m above sea level in forest hills. In 2001 a Unilever thermometer factory shut down after it became clear they ...
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Snapshot from YouTube

Pussy Riot release a new music video in wake of band members’ arrests

Pussy Riot have just released a music video to a new track called Track About Good Cop. A statement in the video's description seems meant for the Russian government to ...
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Protest band Pussy Riot claim to have disrupted the FIFA final match

Russian music group and well known activists Pussy Riot sent out a news flash on their Facebook page taking credit for disrupting the final match of the 2018 FIFA World ...
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Turkish protest musicians seek asylum in France

Selma and İnan Altın, two members of the infamous music collective Grup Yorum, have asked for asylum in France. The group, who have released twenty albums since 1987, have long ...
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12 hour protest party in response to Trump UK visit

UK based DJ Gideön and Soho Radio are calling all socially conscious party people out there to join them tomorrow, Friday the 13th of July, in a massive, all day ...
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Justice finally served for 1973 murder of Chilean musician Victor Jara

During the 1973 coup in Chile, when dictator Augusto Pinochet was placed in power, thousands of citizens were detained and some were tortured, and others murdered, while in custody at ...
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Melanie Trump’s jacket gets response from Jill Vedder and Jenna Ortega

At a recent concert in Milan Pearl Jam's First Lady, Jill Vedder, wore a jacket with a rather tapey looking text that said: "Yes we care. Y-don't U?". This comes ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

War On Women (interview)

They play fast, conscious hardcore punk music. They sing and shout about equality, street harassment, the gender wage gap to mention only a few issues and they have a new ...
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The Cornel West Theory (interview)

Out of the wake of Trumpapocalypse comes a group that specifically intends to fill the void left by commercial musical groups who don't take their voices seriously. According to their ...
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Formidable Vegetable Sound System (interview)

From Western Australia comes the fantastic Formidable Vegetable Sound System. This collective uses ukuleles, horns and the idea of permaculture to funk some awareness into all of our lives. Halldór ...
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