music as social action :: Blog
This week, you read your first selections from Dorian Lynskey’s 2011 book, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs. I mentioned this class would cross paths with current events, right? The Atlantic just this week published an interview with Lynskey — a Q&A that deals with many questions relevant not only to your reading of her work but to the overall arc of the course. (Pay particular attention to a question midway through about the history of culture wars, which is our topic for next week!)
The general question being considered in this interview is whether or not the increased activism of the Trump presidency thus far has revived the spirit of protest music. Have you heard new protest songs? Tell us, and include links!
2/22/2018 10:18:04 pm
Arcade Fire's "I Give You Power" is a relatively recent protest song in response to Trump's presidency.
3/23/2018 01:14:00 pm
"Seriously" by Sara Bareilles
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