Topics: Cultural rights
Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change
February to September 2024
Music can be a powerful force for social and political change. Explore stories of artists who have used their voices and platforms to advance causes and advocate for change.
Beyond the Beats and Rhymes Is Life
By Mark V. Campbell (DJ Grumps)
For decades, hip hop has spoken truth to power. Its lyrics, rhythms, dance and art express youth culture, challenge inequality, and resonate around the world.
The Amchitka Campaign
By Barbara Stowe
Music played a key role in the founding of Greenpeace. Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and others played a benefit concert to raise money for its momentous first mission.
Language rights are human rights
By Rémi Courcelles
Exploring Canada’s official languages framework.
Bringing the potlatch home
By Matthew McRae
Music and human rights
Learn more about the connection between music, activism, protest and human rights issues