To commemorate Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020, the role of music as a right, and as an expression, is celebrated, writes West Papuan musician and activist Ronny Kareni.
James Atkinson interviews rap artist, science communicator and playwright Baba Brinkman about rap, science, the politics of politicking and the importance of human engagement in talking about science.
Through the lilting analogy of the orchestra, this piece examines the interwoven nature of relationships with family, mental health and music.
Anika Baset speaks with Indigenous musicians Guy Ghouse and Gina Williams about the role of music and language in healing and strengthening Indigenous communities.
Mabel Kwong was at this year’s Emerge Festival Main Event, an event that gives refugees a platform to express their passion and energy, and begs the question why there isn’t more of it.
Pia White looks at media coverage of human rights during October through the monthly theme of ‘institutions’, and Sam Ryan reviews ‘Child Soldier’, the new song from hip-hop duo (and refugees from Burundi) featuring Paul Kelly.
Music offers a powerful medium for dealing with human rights issues, and Melbourne-based hip hop trio Pataphysics tap into a mood of discontent through beats, bass and hypnotic tracks on their album Subversive, writes Sonia Nair.