Rapper Talib Kweli Barred from Music Fest over BDS

by Mitchell Plitnick Bowing to a statement out of the Bundestag in Germany, the Open Source Festival in Dusseldorf rescinded its invitation to Brooklyn-born rapper Talib Kweli. In May 2019, the parliamentary body passed a non-binding statement proclaiming that the movement to… Continue Reading  

Drone Music

by John Feffer If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death… Continue Reading  

Heartbeat, BDS, and the Politics of Making Music

by John Feffer Aaron Shneyer describes Heartbeat, which brings together young Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Filmed in Washington, DC on April 20, 2016. A project of Epicenter.