NEWS, REVIEWS AND ACTIVISM

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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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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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

A Protest Music Interview: Valerie Orth

In her latest music video, Valerie Orth shows imagery from Brazil, Hong Kong, USA. This is not surprising for those who know Valerie because she started out as an activist ...
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Exclusive Premiere: Debut Music Video From Jamie Holmes

Some musicians make a song or two, consciously in protest, and the rest of their catalog is often something else. Others perhaps get into using their voice responsibly at some ...
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A Protest Music Interview: The Black Creatures

According to this band's public description they are a "darkpop hip-hop musical duo from Kansas City, Missouri pulling elements from sci-fi to tell an interdimensional story." But these two musicians ...
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