NEWS, REVIEWS AND ACTIVISM

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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Iranian Protest Song Gains Thousands Of Submissions For New Grammy Award

As powerful and popular many protest songs have been throughout history they have not had their own category at one of the world's largest music awards ceremony - until now ...
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Retromania and resistance: Record label MaJazz Project reissues new dawn for unsung Palestinian pioneers

This article was written by Benjamin Ashraf and originally published by The New Arab. In what became a cult classic of musicology, Simon Reynolds’s Retromania describes a Western culture intent ...
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Iran Arrests Singer Whose Song Became Anthem Of Ongoing Protests

Shervin Hajipour is among the dozens of artists, activists, and journalists who have been arrested since anti-government protests erupted in Iran. This article was written by Golnaz Esfandiari and Fereshteh ...
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Nina Ogot on forging her identity and the role of music in society

This article was written by Peter Choge and originally published by Music In Africa. The article is republished here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC licence. Poised is the word ...
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Bella Ciao: A travelling anthem of resistance

This article was originally written by Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya and published by The New Arab. Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya explains why the revolutionary protest song, ‘Bella Ciao’ continues to play a role in global ...
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Local Musician Shares Her Story Of Activism

This article was originally published by Jersey Shore Online and written by Bob Vosseller. JACKSON, USA – Kaleigh Brendle, 19, has headed back to Villanova University and either wants to ...
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New Compilation Album Inspired By Vivien Goldman’s Book ‘Revenge of the She-Punks’

Various Artists – Revenge of the She-Punks Compilation 2-CD / 4-LP and Digital Download Released September 30th 2022 on Tapete Records Revenge of the She-Punks is an important piece of music ...
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Review: 25 Years Of Music Activism

This article was originally published by Inside Indonesia and written by Julia Winterflood. You can view the original here. The history of music, though constantly being rewritten, is inseparable from ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

Exclusive Video Premiere: Checkpoint/Dompass/Hajiz by Free Radicals

By Profula - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The Karankawa was an indigenous tribe that lived along the coast of the Gulf of México. Along with the Atakapa tribe these ...
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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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