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Creative Mobilities

In the last years, national and international events dedicated to mobility and to culture for sustainable development increased to address current challenges of our societies.

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France: Congolese musicians’ shows cancelled

On 15 July 2017, Paris police cancelled a concert by Héritier Watanabe, a musician from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after venue Olympia repeatedly requested police ban the show after it received frequent threats, reported Le Point.

Freemuse

Civil rights anthem We Shall Overcome freed from copyright

The first verse of the song, which has come to symbolize the spirit of protest, is no longer under copyright after a New York verdict.

The Guardian

Belonging and Becoming

A cultural response to the White Paper on the Future of Europe and the accompanying reflection papers.

Culture Action Europe

Les groupes racistes ne sont plus les bienvenus sur Spotify

Suite à la manifestation rassemblant des suprémacistes blancs qui a eu lieu le 12 août dernier à Charlottesville aux États-Unis et qui a causé la mort d'une jeune femme qui défilait pacifiquement, de nombreux internautes ont demandé à Spotify de chasser les groupes de musique au contenu haineux.

CNews

Venezuela Cancels Gustavo Dudamel Tour After His Criticisms

After struggling to remain above the fray, the conductor Gustavo Dudamel has increasingly criticized the rulers of his native Venezuela this year as an escalating political crisis has roiled the nation. Now he is facing the consequences.

The New York Times

American protest music flourishes under Donald Trump presidency

How can musicians respond to a turbulent political landscape?

ABC

Religion and music in Northern Nigeria

Northern Nigeria is not a monolithic entity, contrary to how it is often described in mass media. It has a dominant Muslim population, but also an appreciation for music.

Music in Africa

Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville

Spotify and other streaming services have begun removing white supremacist content from their platforms, as websites and musicians alike scramble to distance themselves from the white nationalist movement.

NPR


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