NEWS, REVIEWS AND ACTIVISM

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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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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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

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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A Protest Music Interview: The Sprawl

Kurt Vonnegut once said: "If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis." Something about the city of Indianapolis ...
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Fostering Communities of Anti-Abuse: A Conversation with Kris Harper

For many of us, music—listening to, discovering, writing, playing—is inextricable from the meshwork of other things that form our core values and identity. Inextricable from every other outlet we find ...
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