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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

Eurovision re-opens old wounds in the Caucasus

Azerbaijan’s hosting of the event on 26 May has caused tensions in the region as Armenia pulls out.

Filed in: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict Music

All aboard the Pussy Riot bus!

Campaigners will take to Moscow’s streets later this week to demand that the punk band’s members be released from jail.

Filed in: Music Russia

Foreign Beggars

The artists from hip-hop group Foreign Beggars on street-rooted storytelling and why they won’t dumb down their music.

Filed in: Music Youth

Best of the Arts 2011

We watched, we read, we listened: New Internationalist’s favourite films, books and music from last year.

Filed in: Art Fiction Film Music

A fierce beauty

Maria Golia experiences beautiful music and blunt talk at a Cairo gathering.

Filed in: Culture Egypt Music

Interview with David Randall

The Faithless guitarist tells Giedre Steikunaite why all music is political.

Filed in: Music

Politics with soul

Radical music can be a powerful force for change. Adam Ma’anit explores the world of political music.

Filed in: Music

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