The song challenged the celebrated actor for his bigotry and role in helping to prop up an oppressive colonial system. It refers to his movies that often portrayed Wayne as a heroic cowboy fighting against the villainous Native Americans.
Divide and Dissolve is an Australian-based instrumental doom metal duo that features saxophonist and guitarist Takiaya Reed and percussionist Sylvie Nehill. For the female duo, the act of simply inhabiting a prominently white male genre space is political.
Protest Song Of The Week: ‘La Banda Más Chingón en Wyoming’ By No-No Boy Featuring Mariachi Los Broncos
No-No Boy is a multimedia project formed by Julian Saporiti & Erin Aoyama while pursuing their doctorates at Brown University.
Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys recorded this song based on unused lyrics from Woody Guthrie for their forthcoming album, “Okemah Rising.”
Mark Stewart made several contributions to the canon of protest music as part of the pioneering UK
post-punk band The Pop Group, his solo work, and various other projects. He died on
April 19, 2023, at the age of 62, and no cause of death was immediately shared.
Dawn Ray’d is a UK anarchist black metal band that draws from the folk traditions of rebel music. On their latest album “To Know The Light,” the trio conveys a rousing anti-fascist message that balances the bleakness that black metal is known for with a sense of optimism.
Among those who endured the horrors of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children was 73-year-old acclaimed visual artist and avant-garde musician Lonnie Holley, who was arrested when he was 11.
The song is about reclamation in the face of “fading memories,” “fleeting stories,” and “disappearing words.” Even though there may be efforts to whitewash history, Aysanabee defiantly declares that “it’s in my blood.”
R&B singer Macy Gray and her backing group covered Ice T’s protest song, “Cop Killer,” which was boycotted in 1992 after it was released.