NEWS, REVIEWS AND ACTIVISM

Featured Album: Pianissimo By Matthias Vogt

Photo from Matthias' Bandcamp page. Having lived a bit of a double-life as a musician, being a respected jazz musician by day and spinning discs at large clubs at night, ...
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Indian Folk Metal Band Dymbur Release New Song Raising Awareness About Child Abuse In India

Indian folk metal band Dymbur have released a new song with which they intend to raise awareness about child abuse and child labor in their native India. The band have ...
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Roma Musicians Discuss Inclusion In Larger Czech Community

While festivals often feature live Romani music, mainstream media outlets largely ignore it. Roma music band Bengas. Photo by Jiří Bernovský, used with permission granted by Migel Milan Horvát. This ...
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Music Teacher Receives Award After Creating A Protest Music Lesson Plan

In Lake View, Chicago, one music teacher recently got a wonderful recognition of her work. Puja Ramaswamy was in the middle of giving class when two men arrived, along with ...
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The Kuti Clan Protesting Through Music, And Other Nigerians Who Sang Against Apartheid

Femi and Seun Kuti, have kept Fẹlá's protest music alive. Orlando Julias’ band (Nigeria). Image by Steve Terrell, September 26, 2015 (CC BY 2.0) This article was written by Nwachukwu ...
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20 Year Old Rapper Arbitrarily Arrested In Burundi

Olegue Baraka. Image retrieved from the artist's Twitter page. Up and coming rapper from Burundi, Olegue Baraka, has been arrested after publishing a video promoting an upcoming concert of his ...
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39 Rappers From Every Province Show Off Iran’s Spectacular Heritage In One Massive Video

Images of some of the participating rappers retrieved from the collective's Instagram account. Home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, Iran is well known for its incredibly rich and ...
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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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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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