The Arts and Freedom of Expression; When Music Strays Into Politics

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In short
Musician Bobi Wines entry into the political arena is presenting a dilemma for various entities in the legislative and security realms. Bobi wine, whose music is lately knotted with political messages, is entwined in a fierce exchange with Uganda Police following the cancellation of his music shows for allegedly inciting the public.In this article, we revisit the role of artistic expressions as an effective communicative tool in times of repressed freedoms. In the article, Visual arts specialist, Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi, examines the way expressive, visual and performing arts have provided a platform for people to communicate public issues and democratic concerns in more powerful ways than traditional media can even fathom

 

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