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Don’t Stop The Music!

Read about the songs they tried to ban, the musicians stopped from playing live, and the singers who are put on trial, in the bumper SMASHED HITS issue of Index

DANIEL BARENBOIM Bring music, bring life
An exclusive interview by Clemency Burton-Hill

COLIN GREENWOOD Set yourself free
Technology brings Radiohead closer to their fans

WILL SELF Words and music
God Save the Queen

PETER JENNER The Deal
Musicians have to play the game to succeed

MARIE KORPE and OLE REITOV
Banned: a guide to music censorship

MALU HALASA Fight the power
Hip hop is the sound of modern protest

NEGAR SHAGHAGHI Sounds of silence
Young Iranians defy convention to make music

SIMON BROUGHTON Notes from underground
The challenges facing a female singer in Tehran

GILAD ATZMON Primacy of the ear
The education of a jazz musician

MALU HALASA Words and music
Chuy y Mauricio

KHYAM ALLAMI Dispatches from a new generation
The independent music scene in the Middle East

DIVINE COMEDY

CHAZA CHARAFEDDINE Body and soul
Preview of the new exhibition

FEMI KUTI Words and music
Beng Beng Beng

LOUISE GRAY Can Music Kill?
Is there some music that deserves banning?

LAPIRO DE MBANGA Voice to the voiceless
The Cameroonian musician speaks to Index from prison

KAYA GENÇ Coffee-house blues
Kurdish musicians are battling against prejudice

HTEIN LIN Rocking Rangoon
Music and resistance in Burma

WOESER Tradition of protest
A singer unafraid of taboos in Tibet

RACHEL ASPDEN Trance music
A vibrant culture is being challenged by orthodox Islam

JAN FAIRLEY Control shift
Cuban musicians are pushing the boundaries

INDEX INDEX
A round-up of music censorship stories

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