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New Interview Series Shines A Light On Women In The Music Business

There is plenty of women in the music business, not only as musicians but also as engineers and producers. Problem is, not many shed a light on these women and so the global view tends to look masculine.

Proof In Music is one of the projects trying to change that narrative with a 12 episode video series documenting the work of these women.

Follow Proof In Music on Facebook and be sure to sign up on their webpage to never miss an episode!

Cover photo of music producer Ainjel Emme from the webpage of Proof In Music.

HipHop vs Capitalism: Fresh Mixtape Out From Rhymethink

The crew behind Rhymethink music collective, based out of “the stolen lands of occupied Turtle Island”, just released a mix tape featuring artists such as Tachichi, Lee Reed, Ghettosocks, Mother Tareka, Test Their Logik, Unknown Mizery, Aquakultre, Praxis Life, NiLLa Music, Ceeb Dread and more. The tape is a collaboration with Mayworks festival and Sipsit.

See also: A Protest Music Interview: Lee Reed

Young Director Of A Protest Music Video Dies In Prison

Shady Habash, the young Egyptian director of the video for the protest song Balaha has died inside the walls of Cairo’s Tora Prison. Habash was only 24 years old. He had spent 26 months in the prison after being charged with terrorism for taking part in creating said music video that authorities stated used insulting names for the Egyptian president.

The musician and activist in the video, Ramy Essam, paid tribute to his friend on Facebook saying that Habash was “the kindest and bravest of people. He never hurt anyone”. Essam is currently living in exile because of the Balaha video.

Essam finished his post by saying that it wasn’t a song that killed Shady Hasbah.

“What killed Shady was the dictatorship and the horrendous violation of his human rights, and we have to demand for the investigation of his death caused by denial of medical care. We have to stop the same violation happening to Galal El-Behairy and Mustafa Gamal, who are still behind bars because of a song, suffering from human rights violations as thousands of others.”

Essam created the Balaha Case campaign which raises awareness of and fights for the freeing of the rest of his artistic crew that are still in prison in Egypt.

Cover image is from Ramy Essam’s webpage.