Over half a decade since Nas proclaimed its death, Peter Rosser asks if hip-hop could, in fact, be the only music able to present an honest picture of our time.
A Welsh MP is seeking ideas for a folk music manifesto. Could a manifesto for traditional music in Ireland be developed?
'We need a population that is willing to rock the boat, stand up and be non-compliant with the status quo,' say the organisers of Trailblaze, which brings together musicians, artists, social entrepreneurs and activists.
Those interested in our cultural space must abandon the fashionably apolitical, argued former Labour TD and Minister for the Arts and now President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, writing in 2001.