Don't Stop the Music!
Read about the songs they tried to ban, the musicians stopped for playing live, and the singers who are put on trial in the bumper Smashed Hits issue of Index.
What a Carve Up!
Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Clash manager Peter Jenner on hidden censorship in the music biz.
Cairo, Beirut, Amman: Musician Khyam Allami travel the middle east
Jazz star Gilad Atzmon on Charlie Parker
Kaya Genc on the singers they try to silence
My Life is Under Threat
Lapiro de Mbanga speaks to Index from his Prison Cell
Chaza Charafeddine's Unmissable Divine Comedy Exhibition
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Writers in Prison
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Editorial - Jo Glanville Bring Music, Bring Life - Daniel Barenboim An Exclusive Interview by Clemency Burton-Hill Set Yourself Free - Colin Greenwood Technology Brings Radiohead Closer to Their Fans Words and Music - Will Self God Save The Queen The Deal - Peter Jenner Musicians Have to Play the Game to Succeed Banned: A Guide to Music Censorship - Marie Korpe and Ole Reitov Fight the Power - Malu Halasa Hip Hop Is the Sound of Modern Protest Sounds of Silence - Negar Shaghaghi Young Iranians Defy Convention to Make Music Notes from Underground - Simon Broughton The Challenges Facing a Female Singer in Tehran Primacy of the Ear - Gilad Atzmon The Education of a Jazz Musician Words and Music - Malu Halasa Chuy y Mauricio Dispatches from a New Generation - Khyam Allami The Independent Music Scene in the Middle East PART ONE: DIVINE COMEDY Body and Soul - Chaza Charafeddine Preview of the New Exhibition Words and Music - Femi Kuti Beng Beng Beng Killer Songs - Louise Gray Is There Some Music That Deserves Banning? Voice to the Voiceless - Lapiro De Mbanga The Cameroonian Musician Speaks to Index from Prison Coffee-House Blues - Kaya Genc Kurdish Musicians Are Battling against Prejudice Rocking Rangoon - Htein Lin Music and Resistance in Burma Tradition of Protest - Woeser A Singer Unafraid of Taboos in Tibet Trance Music - Rachel Aspden A Vibrant Culture Is Being Challenged by Orthodox Islam Control Shift - Jan Fairley Cuban Musicians Are Pushing the Boundaries Index A Round-up of Music Censorship Stories