Policy, Research & Politics

For Somali immigrants, the generational divide plays out through music

Ever argue with your parents over music or roll your eyes when they get nostalgic about a favorite song?


A new era for protest music, but who’s listening?

Donald Trump may not have been able to recruit A-list music acts to perform at his inauguration festivities, but his candidacy and presidency has been inspiring – to songwriters who oppose his politics (and probably his person, too).

The Globe & Mail

How Free is Free? Reflections on Freedom of Creative Expression in Africa

The e-book was produced as part of the Artwatch Africa project that aims to defend freedom of creative expression on the continent.

Arterial Network

Palestinian hip-hop group uses music as a weapon

Through its verses, Palestine Street expresses the frustrations of living under Israeli occupation.

Al Jazeera

“Immoral Pig” — Musicians React To Donald Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority nations. Top music stars disagree.

Digital Music News

France: Aux Sons Citoyens !

La diversité culturelle est une réalité en France. Gommées, reléguées, uniformisées, les identités multiples qui la composent sont pourtant un levier d’échanges, de partage, d’égalité, de dignité pour mieux faire et vivre ensemble.

Zone Franche

The Afghan Women’s Orchestra wins Freemuse Award

Afghanistan’s musical scene suffered enormously in the last decades of the 20th century due to war, exile of musicians, and the draconian policies of the Taliban banning music entirely.


Our job as composers has now changed

Ours is a humbling profession. Creating and studying music often forces us to stand on the shoulders of giants and consider the long arc of thoughts and creativity that came before us.

New Music Box

Congolese pop music

An oddly symbiotic relationship between some of Africa’s best singers and worst politicians.

The Economist

Share |

Additional information

This website uses Google Analytics. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Read More