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

FEMI KUTI Words and music: Beng Beng Beng

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.





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Smashed Hits 2.0 — writing and interviews on music and censorship from Daniel Barenboim, Femi Kuti, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, Negar Shaghaghi, Will Self, Malu Halasa, Khyam Allami, Kaya Genç, Simon Broughton, Peter Jenner, Lapiro de Mbanga, Htein Lin and many more

Read the articles, then listen to the music

7ob/Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (chosen by Khyam Allami)

Beng Beng Beng/Femi Kuti (chosen by Freemuse)

Language of Violence/Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (chosen by Malu Halasa)

Reckoner/Radiohead (chosen by Colin Greenwood)

Ninito Cubano/Los Aldeanos (chosen by Jan Fairley)

Aux armes et cætera /Serge Gainsbourg (chosen by Louise Gray)

Darde Eshgh/O-Hum (chosen by Negar Shaghaghi)

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll/Ian Dury (chosen by Peter Jenner)

Milonga del Angel/Astor Piazzolla (chosen by Gilad Atzmon)

Afra/El Tanbura (chosen by Rachel Aspden)

Biko/ Ferhat Tunç (chosen by Kaya Genç)

Ahmedo/Aynur Karadogan (chosen by Kaya Genç)

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Milonga del Angel/Astor Piazzolla (chosen by Gilad Atzmon)

Ahmedo/Aynur Karadogan (chosen by Kaya Genc)

Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Allegro/Brahms, Borodin

String Quartet (chosen by Gilad Atzmon) Guillermo

Tell/Carlos Valera (chosen by Jan Fairley)

Beng Beng Beng/Femi Kuti (chosen by Freemuse)

Biko/ Ferhat Tunç (chosen by Kaya Genç)

Kurbagalar/ Ferhat Tunç (chosen by Kaya Genç)

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll/Ian Dury (chosen by Peter Jenner)

Ojalá/Julio César Barbosa (chosen by Jan Fairley)

Lowkey/Obama Nation (chosen by Malu Halasa)

Darde Eshgh/O-Hum (chosen by Negar Shaghaghi)

Ahlan Be eltlat Asyad/Rango (chosen by Rachel Aspden)

Language of Violence/Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (chosen by Malu Halasa)

TO LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE CONTRIBUTORS’ PLAYLISTS CLICK HERE.

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