10 Aug 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘No More Wars’ By Mádé Kuti

After completion of a United States tour with his father, Mádé released his latest single “No More Wars,” featuring powerhouse vocals and expert backing from his newly formed band The Movement.

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09 Aug 2022

CNN’s Attempt To Police Roger Waters And His ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Show

CNN host Michael Smerconish interviewed Roger Waters about his “This Is Not A Drill” concert tour. By comparing the 7-minute edited version that aired to the 28-minute uncut version, which Smerconish posted, it is evident that producers used the interview to try and paint Waters as a “political madman” to

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25 Jul 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Soon’ By Steven Keene

The veteran New York-based singer-songwriter and folk artist Steven Keene has established a
reputation for composing timely social critiques.

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29 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Won’t Go Back’ By MILCK

MILCK’s latest protest anthem was the result of attending a pro-choice rally on the steps
of the Supreme Court in DC, just prior to the court overturning Roe v. Wade. The tune features
samples of protesters shouting, “We won’t go back!”

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01 Jun 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Rise Above’ By Ibeyi (Featuring Berwyn)

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. The second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd was May 25, and sadly nothing has really changed. Racially motivated killings and cops murdering black people still occur frequently. To comment on this issue, twin sisters Naomi and Lisa Diaz of the

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11 May 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘GDP’ By Bob Vylan

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. Bob Vylan is a grime punk duo that recently released their second album “Bob Vylan Present ThePrice Of Life.” Just like their 2020 debut album, “We Live Here,” the album features incisive political commentary addressing issues such as systemic

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27 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Clara Fraser, Clara Fraser’ By Lavender Country

Originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music Back in 1973, Seattle singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty released what is widely considered tobe the first gay-themed country album under the moniker Lavender Country. At the time only 1000 copies of the self-titled album were printed. In later years, the album generated interest

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20 Apr 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fucked Up If True’ By Soul Glo

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Music. For Soul Glo, being a black hardcore band already made the simple act of making music a political statement. Add to that their radical rhetoric, and you have a group capable of producing fierce protest songs. The group recently

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23 Mar 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Gotterdämmerung’ By Zeal & Ardor

The article originally appeared at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Zeal & Ardor is the brainchild of Swedish musician Manuel Gagneux. It started as an online project,where Gagneux sought feedback on blending two musical genres that don’t traditionally gotogether. He ultimately paired black metal with spirituals and that led to

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09 Mar 2022

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Precious Cargo’ By Hurray For The Riff Raff

“The people who have gotten me through my life are the weirdoes and the poets, the rebellious women, and the activists. They were considered the riffraff by people in power, and they’re the ones that make history,” singer-songwriter Alynda Segarra said in a 2017 PBS News Hour interview.

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