Policy, Research & Politics

The Guardian Temporarily ‘Removes’ Story on Palestinian Music Festival

The Guardian temporarily pulled a story on a historic expo featuring “trip-hop” and other artists in Palestine without explanation, saying it was “pending review.”

Florence of Arabia

Politics and dance music are intertwined and there's nothing you can do about it

Certain dance music fans refuse to accept any degree of engagement in politics from artists, figures or publications linked to the scene. And that's perplexing.

Mix Mag

Sénégal - Vers un secteur musical plus viable et plus juste ?

Les participants ont échangé durant une semaine pour recueillir des propositions concrètes afin de doter le Sénégal d’une convention collective des métiers de la musique englobant des mesures sur l’égalité des genres dans le secteur.

Music in Africa

What in the Name of Pop Is Going on With Eurovision?

Eurovision — the annual Continentwide song contest that is sort of like “American Idol” shot through with nationalist strife — is a breeding ground for controversy year after year, and 2017 is no exception.

The New York Times

Tunisian nightclub shut down over Muslim call to prayer remix

Owner held and English DJ apologises after playing recording at Orbit festival in north-east of country.

The Guardian

Copenhagen Jazz Festival in shitstorm after Israeli denial

Copenhagen Jazz Festival has landed on thin ice due to its controversial response to a query from an Israeli musician over the weekend.

CPH Post

Critical Sonics: Political voices in electronic music

If the idea of protest music was popularized by folk singers in the ‘60s, like music itself, many more forms of it exist today.


Politique et avant-gardes musicales, mauvais ménage

Une affaire de contrôle, censure et résistance.

Le Temps

Will Brexit bring the curtain down on British-European classical music duet?

The Italian author, composer and stage director Dario Fo once said, "The arts, literature and music are the connecting link of Europe." Brexit is now putting his words to the test.


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