Policy, Research & Politics

New inscriptions to the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Sixteen new elements have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage following the decisions adopted by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, taking place until 2 December in Ethiopia.


Killing Aida

Aida is about an Ethiopian princess — the title character — who is a slave in Egypt. She is in love with an Egyptian officer, who loves her back. Much trouble ensues.

National Review

Guide pratique des visas

Zone Franche, le réseau des musiques du monde et le Comité Visas Artistes ont lancé le 2 décembre 2016 aux Trans Musicales de Rennes le Guide pratique des visas à l'attention des professionnels de la culture.

On the Move

Filmmaker, music producer Deeyah Khan named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for artistic freedom and creativity

Singer, music producer, award-winning filmmaker, Deeyah Khan is fully committed to defending human rights.


Pop music was a great leveller. Now it’s a bespoke plaything for the rich

Buying albums and watching bands were egalitarian pursuits. Now both reflect society’s wealth divide.

The Guardian

Your Guide to a Met Opera Milestone

The Met hasn’t performed an opera written by a woman since Ethel Smyth’s “Der Wald” in 1903.

The New York Times

Create Syria: Barkev’s story

“I always say, tackle any problem at its roots. When you are introducing arts to these children who have known nothing but war, you are paving the way for a better future,” says Maestro Barkev Taslakian.

International Alert

Rappeurs africains, entre engagement politique et musique

Ils sont rappeurs, vivent dans des pays où le pouvoir est contesté, et produisent du rap engagé comme on pourrait faire des discours politiques.

RFI Musique

Nigeria: No Music Day... Artistes Revolt Against Copyright Infringement

Every November 21 is set aside to draw attention to the widespread infringement of the rights of composers, song-writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry.

All Africa

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