NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

Catholics, Communists, & Carnivals: 70s Central America Through the Eyes of My Mother

Listen to this article here. Every year in La Ceiba there is a carnival dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Isidore the Farmer, who is known for ...
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50 Years Later, This Protest Song Is Sadly Just As Relevant As Ever

In 1972, Gil Scott-Heron wrote a song with these lyrics: No knocked on my brother Fred HamptonBullet holes all over the placeNo knocked on my brother Michael HarrisAnd jammed a ...
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‘A way to let my friends know I’m still alive’ Vera Lytovchenko, a professional violinist, keeps playing for her neighbors — even as Russian bombs fall outside.

This article is republished here in accordance with Meduza's new 'open access', Creative-Commons rule, regarding their publications about Ukraine. Here is the original article in Russian. Listen to this article ...
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Russian Rapper Risks Personal Safety By Releasing A Song Protesting The Invasion Into Ukraine (Video, ENG Subs)

On Sunday, March 13th, Alisher Tagirovich Morgenshtern, who performs simply as Morgenshtern, released a new protest song oppofing Putin's invasion into Ukraine. The is not the first time (nor is ...
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Petrol Girls Release New Song On International Women’s Day Featuring Janey Starling

The song, Fight For Our Lives, pays tribute to the global fight against femicide and gender based violence. All proceeds from the sales of the song go to UK based ...
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‘Flores Rojas’: Rebeca Lane Normalises Menstruation In New Music Video

Listen to this article here. In the year 2022 it is quite remarkable that people are still battling to normalise a completely normal bodily function and trying to tear down ...
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Art Under Siege: Six Months of Terror and An Uncertain Future for Arts and Culture in Afghanistan

This article was written by Juliette Verlaque on February 7th, 2022, and originally published on the Artists At Risk Connection webpage. It is re-published here with permission. Juliette is a ...
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New Book Highlights The Work Of Women In Music

Rewriting or editing written history is a daunting task. Unfortunately though, it is a necessary one. What children learn about the world today, is more often than not based on ...
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New Song And NGO Raises Funds For Girls’ Education In East Africa

After traveling frequently to Ethiopia, New Zealand-born, New York-based artist Kimbra, didn't think twice about working with humanitarian organisation So They Can. The organisation empowers children and helps them receive ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

Exclusive Premiere: ‘Scared’ By Adptd

Opposite to the title of her new single, Adptd does not seem to be scared of anything when you hear her rock out on her new, banging track. From recording ...
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Interview: Tibetan Artist Yungchen Lhamo Sings for a Better World

This interview by Mike Fiorito was originally published on the Atwood webpage and republished here with the author's permission. There are some singers who invent a genre to suit their ...
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Native Eyez | Intikana, Social Justice Activist, By Mike Fiorito

This article is written by Mike Fiorito and originally published on the Star Revue webpage. Check out more of Mike's writings via his webpage. I met the rapper Intikana through ...
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