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Music, Economics, and Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVCfp8WuAA0 The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing" Cory Doctorow, Canadian journalist and co-editor and of the off-beat blog Boing Boing, is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. Doctorow and others continue to write prolifically about the apocalyptic […]

todayApril 5, 2020 155 6 5

DANCEHALL

Online Radio Ads: 6 Reasons Your Business Needs Them

These days, people spend A LOT of their time online browsing web sites and searching for information. In fact, the average person spends more than 100 days per year online. Investing in online radio ads is an effective way to reach potential customers. By now, you may already be familiar with online advertising. Simply put, this medium makes use of the internet to deliver marketing messages to customers to gain […]

todayApril 5, 2020 156 6 5

GOSPEL

Gen Elly Tumwine`s Contribution Towards Uganda`s Art Industry

Uganda`s former Security Minister General Elly Tumwine passed away Thursday morning in Nairobi at the Aga Khan Hospital where he had been airlifted recently after suffering complications related to a cancerous condition. Tumwine, one of the heroes of the 1986 Luweero bush war that brought the current NRM government to power and died at the age of 68. His death has left many people lamenting including the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who regarded […]

todayApril 2, 2020 5 1

GOSPEL

MEET THE FIRST & ONLY EAST AFRICAN RAPPER TO BE FEATURED ON THE BET HIP-HOP AWARDS CYPHERS

Since 2007 The BET Hip-Hop Awards have been honoring the emcees, music, and artistry that keeps the culture we love moving forward and evolving. The ceremony’s rap freestyle series, “The Cypher”, highlights the lyrical ability, charisma, and stage presence of both hip-hop icons and emerging emcees in a traditional rap cypher setting.   Rappers have given some memorable performances throughout the years, with some artists making their mainstream debut in […]

todayApril 2, 2020 6 1

DANCEHALL

The Unprecedented Journey: How Ugandan Rap Has Created Entrepreneurs

Hip-hop in Uganda was born in the early-1990s in impoverished areas of Kampala amongst rampant unemployment, drugs, and other social injustices. As such, it was an unlikely candidate to grow and permeate mainstream Ugandan society. When hip-hop began in Uganda, people outside Kampala didn’t understand it. There was no demand for the “bizarre talking records,” as radio stations by that time used to call them. If anything, mainstream music institutions […]

todayApril 1, 2020 2 1 2

DANCEHALL

Music As A New Age of Activism

In recent decades, musicians have figured prominently on Africa’s political stage. In our Uganda, musician Bobi Wine moved beyond protest singer and ventured into politics by entering parliament in 2017 and challenging long-term President Yoweri Museveni at the presidential polls in 2021. To push for social change, Wine created the People Power movement and built an alliance with fellow musicians. This article is not going to study Wine’s movement and […]

todayApril 1, 2020 2 1 2

NON-PROFIT

Living in New York as a musician of the Opera’s Grand Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfh8ynYS7X4 Multiple studies link music study to academic achievement. But what is it about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in other fields? The connection isn’t a coincidence. I know because I asked. I put the question to top-flight professionals in industries from tech to finance to media, all of whom had serious (if often little-known) past lives as musicians. Almost all made a connection between […]

todayMarch 26, 2020 4

NON-PROFIT

How Break dancing Got Olympic Status To Debut At Paris Games in 2024

Forget ice skating. Breakdancing is the coolest new Olympic sport. The International Olympic Committee in Dec 2020 officially announced it will add breakdancing to the Games under the name breaking. Breaking, of course, is a style of hip-hop dance that includes footwork and athletic moves like back or head spins. The dancers, often called b-boys or b-girls, will be able to compete in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. And here […]

todayMarch 26, 2020 4

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