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A word with Aziza Brahim

The Western Saharan singer and activist on Cuban solidarity, life as a refugee, and making her grandmother proud.

Filed in: Human Rights Migration Music Western Sahara

‘I’m talking about disruption’

Rapper and poet Saul Williams talks to Chris Garrard about politics, prisoners and the power of imprecision.

Filed in: Music Politics Race

David Bowie and me

How the artist helped to change Chris Brazier’s life.

Filed in: Art Culture Music

The death of racism and the myth of white supremacy

Rapper and campaigner Akala in conversation with Dan Glazebrook.

Filed in: Music Race Society

And finally... Meklit Hadero

Stories, silences and songs - the Ethiopian musician talks to Graeme Green.

Filed in: Ethiopia Music Women

'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

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