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'We aren't victims in Mali'

Singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré talks to Graeme Green about being an ‘Afro-progressive’ and how politics informs her music.

Filed in: Mali Music

Two concerts, one Kashmir, no peace

Uzma Falak on a day of music, protest and death in the besieged Valley.

Filed in: Activism Kashmir Music

Emmanuel Jal: ‘Our freedom fighters have become dictators’

The musician, activist and former child soldier gives a sombre assessment of life in South Sudan two years after independence.

Filed in: Activism Music Politics Sudan

Rebel woman, sister-fire: in memory of Chiwoniso

Zimbabwean songwriter Chiwoniso Maraire, who died on 24 July, is remembered by her friend Shailja Patel.

Filed in: Music Zimbabwe

A word with musical archivists Public Service Broadcasting

Jo Lateu speaks to J Willgoose about warmth and positivity.

Filed in: Music Politics

Festival showcases Reel Iraq

A decade on from the invasion of Iraq, a four-day celebration of the country’s culture takes place in the UK.

Filed in: Art Culture Film Iraq Music Poetry United Kingdom

A word with acclaimed singer Meklit Hadero

The Ethiopian-born, US-based songwriter tells us about her inspirations and her earliest musical memory.

Filed in: Ethiopia Music United States

One Billion Rose on February 14 2013

As part of the global movement to raise awareness of violence against women, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports on a colourful scene in Gujarat.

Filed in: Activism India Music Women

Meet Australian climate activist Daniel Spencer

Inspired by music, driven by campaigning, the 22-year-old is fighting for solar thermal energy in Port Augusta.

Filed in: Activism Australia Climate Change Energy Environment Music Youth

When Akala met Seun

Afrobeat star Seun Kuti talks to rapper Akala about hope, politics and African religions.

Filed in: Music Youth

Hip-hop: sexist claptrap or revolutionary verse?

Xanna Ward-Dixon ponders whether rap music is a bane or benefit to society at the recent Intelligence Squared debate.

Filed in: Music Youth

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