Yusuf Islam Inspired by Arab World Revolutions

Yusuf Islam, inspired by the revolutions and uprisings across the Arab World has written a song called “My People”. The song will be released as a free download in the near future. Yusuf Islam discusses…

Suze Rotolo Has Died

Suze Rotolo, who was Bob Dylan’s girlfriend during his early days in New York, and who was a major influence behind some of his “protest songs” died on the 24th February. Suze was heavily engaged…

Songs Play a Part in Ugandan Elections

The Global Press Institute reports that songs have had an important role in the recent Ugandan elections. Judith Nabakooba, a PR officer for the Uganda Police Force released a song called Makuume Edembe to help…

Billy Bragg Support for University Occupation

Following a gig in Glasgow Billy Bragg joined Glasgow University students during their occupation of the University’s Hetherington Research Club, part of ongoing protests against budget and staff cuts. Billy stayed for 2 hours, and…

Artists Unite to Produce Khalas Mixtape Vol. 1

In a move reflecting what might become a uniting in solidarity of revolutionary movements across the Middle East, artists from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have joined together to produce Mixtape Vol. 1 , a…

Egypt Fight Song (Behead the King)

Egypt Fight Song” (Behead The King) with Bird, The Truth, and produced by DJ Nas, a powerful hip hop summary of the feelings driving the Egyptian Revolution, is available from several web sources, and is…

Arabian Knightz Celebrate the Egyptian Revolution

Egyptian rap group Arabian Knightz released a song called Rebel on the first day after internet services where restored in Egypt. Arabian Knightz is based in Cairo with mc’s: Rush, Sphinx, & E-Money as members….

Songs of Middle East Revolutions

Time magazine online has a very interesting article about the songs being created in support of the uprisings sweeping the Middle East. This once again highlights the power of the internet both for those organising…

First Nations People Protest in Ottawa

CTV Toronto News reports that members of the Mohawk and Algonquin First Nations are staging an ongoing protest outside the Ottawa Legislature. Campaigners have been singing and beating drums in protest, for both religious and…

P. J. Harvey Releases Let England Shake

All media forms are awash with news and reviews of P.J. Harvey’s new album Let England Shake. Described by Harvey as “socially apocalyptic” Let England Shake is an album of dark, bleak songs about the…