Stories about Music from June, 2021
Portugal enters Euro football tournament with support from Angolan and Brazilian artists
The song officially belongs to Portuguese artist David Carreira, who alongside Ludmilla and Giulia Be (Brazil) and Preto Show (Angola), hopes for Portugal to win the Euro championship.
Balloons, graffiti, sports and economic power are the latest tools of Palestinian resistance
These latest acts of resistance reflect the energy brought to the movement by young people seeking their right to self-determination and to claim the spaces in which they live.
Barbados’ prime minister chastises musicians for violent lyrics; artists defend freedom of expression
Prime Minister Mia Mottley dismissed the “artistic license” defence by noting that some people in Barbadian society lack the maturity required to not interpret the musical message literally.
Pop-rock music and changing attitudes to the personality cult of Josip Broz Tito
" ... the generations of children born in Yugoslavia in the 1970s reacted to the break-up of the value system that put Tito on a pedestal with a growing dose of cynicism."
No wedding, no live music: Macedonian musicians protest selective reduction of COVID-19 restrictions
Performers have lost their patience, taking to the streets in protest after having been ‘thrown to the streets’ due to their inability to work.