Category: Music

Once A Symbol Of Freedom, Sudan’s Pop Radio Station Has Fallen Almost Silent

Enlarge this image When Omar al-Bashir was ousted from the Sudanese presidency in April of 2019, there was an explosion of new culture in Sudan. In a country under strict Islamic law, suddenly, graffiti appeared on walls. Music of all kinds blasted from speakers. Men and women commingled openly at a protest camp in front of military headquarters. Standing as...

Documentary on political – art persecution to premiere in Kampala By Gabriel Buule

Courtesy photo of Cranes band where Gitta was a member The tendency of politics falling into collision with the creative art industry didn’t start yesterday that even-though pundits assume that the banning of artiste Bobi Wine’s concert is the genesis of art-political persecution, similar incidences have always been reflected from the days of Idi Amin Dada that saw artistes like...

Top Rwandan vocalist, cultural music icon Cécile aims to preserve and archive the cultural heritage

During her Easter Sunday “Igitaramo”, a get-together with close friends and Rwandan culture lovers, Cecile Kayiremba emphasized on her vision to preserve and archive the Rwandan cultural heritage; music, dance and poetry through Ceka I Rwanda, a non-profit organization founded by her in Belgium in 1996. According to her, an important work has to be done to preserve the Rwandan...

Catalan Artists Release Song for Peace in Venezuela

FTS News Bits | Artists from the Catalan Countries have come together to release a song called ‘Veneçuela Vol Pau’ or ‘Venezuela wants peace’.  

“Making that album was like a cleansing” By: Michiel van Oosterhout

He taught singer Bobby Brown African lullabies and saw Richie Havens perform his anthem ‘Freedom’ at the legendary 1969 Woodstock music festival. Long before Wasswa Birigwa became a household name in Ugandan business and politics, he was a celebrated musician both in his home country and the United States. In the early 1970’s he released an Afro-American folk jazz album...

How we’re designing musical instruments with the help of disabled musicians and VR

  Virtual Reality technology opens up new experiences and possibilities in music for people with disabilities. Performance Without Barriers, Author provided Franziska Schroeder, Queen’s University Belfast and Matilde Meireles, Queen’s University Belfast Most new digital technologies tend to be designed with an able-bodied user in mind. The first desktop computers required fine motor skills to navigate software menus using a...

Plea for peace: 30 songs about war Read

  Rhian Daly Jan 4, 2019 2:09 pm Of all the subjects that inspire songwriters, war and love are a couple of the main contenders. Popular music’s archives are littered with songs rising up against conflict, pleading for peace, and simply depicting scenes of battle throughout history. Here are 30 of the greatest songs about war. Black Sabbath – ‘War...

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF THE SPELLBINDING SADE ADU By Zama Mdoda

As we celebrate the 60th year that ethereal being Sade Adu has walked the earth, we marvel at her refusal to age (drop the skincare regimen Queen) and thank the heavens for her spellbinding presence in music. There are very few musicians that can drop an album a decade but there is literally no one like Sade so we are...

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