NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

Irish Musician Creates The World’s First Vegan Violin

Padraig ó Dubhlaoidh. Image retrieved from the Vegan Violin webpage. For the first time, a violin has been built that is completely free of animal products and it has now ...
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Feeling Powerless As A Musician In The Face Of The Climate Crisis? 6 Ways To Take Positive Action

Musicians are in a unique position to make a difference in the face of climate and ecological breakdown, writes cellist Sophie Gledhill Sophie Gledhill (photo courtesy of the artist) This ...
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Russian Pianist Continues Playing Ukrainian Music Defying Police Who Try To Break Up Concert

Screenshot from this Twitter post According to some sources, Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov raised his fist while he continued to play music by one of Ukraine's most beloved composers, Valentin ...
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Jamaican MP Calls For Bob Marley To Be Recognized As A National Hero

Bob Marley. Photo author Warinhari. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. After finishing victorious in the 1993 Miss World competition, Lisa Hanna travelled the world over fulfilling her ...
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Julian Lennon Breaks His Vow And Performs ‘Imagine’ For The First Time To Raise Funds For Ukraine (Video)

“I had always said, that the only time I would ever consider singing ‘Imagine’ would be if it was the ‘End of the World’,” The son of the activist Beatle ...
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Pink Floyd Release A New Song, The First In 28 Years, In Support Of Ukraine (Video)

Legendary prog rock titans, Pink Floyd, have brought their musical arms out of the closet and come together again as a band to release a new song in support of ...
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Banned Songs From Nigeria And Uganda Which Represent The Voices Of The People

These songs challenged governments and oppression alike “Fela Kuti Birthday Tribute” Image by Lucy Anne, October 15, 2010 (CC BY-ND 2.0). This article was originally published by Global Voices on ...
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Powerful Protest Songs From Kenya And South Africa

Music has been integral to Africa's liberation and freedom struggles “Anti-apartheid protests in the early ’90s” by Nagarjun is marked with CC BY 2.0. This article was originally published by ...
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Young Artists From Montenegro Release An Anti-War Song In Support Of Ukrainian Children (ENG Sub)

"Images of suffering brought back to me the suppressed memories of what all of us residents of the area of former Yugoslavia suffered during the 1990s when my own quiet ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

A Shouts Interview With Igor Sydorenko Of Ukraine’s Stoned Jesus

Stoned Jesus. Image retrieved from the band's Facebook page. Continuing efforts to engage with Ukrainian artists and musicians in the midst of the Russian invasion that is now into its ...
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“The Heart Is Supposed To Beat. And It Will Beat:” A Wartime Conversation With Ukrainian Rocker, Artem Dudko, From Straytones

Band photo retrieved from Straytones' Bandcamp page At the time of this article’s publication, the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces has been going on for well over ...
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Exclusive Premiere: Strike Till We Win, Build Solar, Build Wind By Mat Ward

Electronic musician and producer, activist and journalist, Mat Ward, will start 2022 by releasing a new album, titled 'Why I Protest', and we are psyched to exclusively premiere a single ...
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