13 Nov 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘LA92’ By Moor Mother

The following was republished from Ongoing History of Protest Songs. “We’re here protesting and sharing stories, but when everything else is so loud, how do you penetrate through?” The above statement was made by Camae Ayewa, a Philadelphia based activist, poet, and experimental musician, better known as Moor Mother. On

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29 Oct 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Blood Of The Fang’ By clipping.

clipping. is an experimental hip-hop trio made up of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson. They recently released their third album, “There Existed an Addiction to Blood.” 

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22 Oct 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Plastic Bag’ By Die Jim Crow

Die Jim Crow, a project that supports current and formerly incarcerated musicians, produced this jazz tune on what it’s like to be released from prison.

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08 Oct 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Camp America’ By 93PUNX

The following was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. The Trump administration has received widespread criticism for its anti-immigration policies. That includes the heartless act of separating children from their parents at the border. Some, such as Fox News Laura Ingraham and ICE director Matthew Albence, tried to

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24 Sep 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Blankenship’ By DIIV

DIIV’s tune appears to refer to Don Blankenship, the climate change denier and former CEO of Massey Energy Company, the sixth-largest coal mining company in the United States. He was sentenced to prison for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.

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10 Sep 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Pop Goes The Weapon’ By Prophets Of Rage

The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. “Warning! The following video contains content that some viewers may not find disturbing. That’s pretty fucked up.” The following quote was part of a social media teaser for the new video for “Pop Goes The Weapon” the latest single

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Still image from "More Arriving" promotional video (source: Bandcamp)
29 Aug 2019

London-Based Musician Sarathy Korwar Celebrates South Asian Voices, Turns Racial Stereotypes On Their Head

Sarathy Korwar’s album, “More Arriving,” celebrates refugees and migrants who continue to flow into the UK and serves as a statement of brown pride.

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27 Aug 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Special Announcement’ By The Felice Brothers

The post originally appeared at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. The Felice Brothers are a veteran folk-rock band, who throughout their career have sacrificed commercial success by sticking to their principles. They have turned down offers to work with big-name producers and resisted pressure to adopt a more mainstream sound.

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13 Aug 2019

Protest Songs Of The Week: ‘Mercedes Marxist’ And ‘I Dream Guillotine’ By IDLES

IDLES recently released a seven-inch single featuring two unreleased songs from the album’s session, “Mercedes Marxist,” and the B-side, “I Dream Guillotine.” Even though the band may have felt that they did not fit the mood of their last album, both tracks are hard-hitting, insightful, and well worth a listen.

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06 Aug 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Bol’ By Sarathy Korwar

London-based percussionist and producer Sarathy Korwar crafted a protest album centered on the backlash against refugees and immigrants. “There are more arriving, and you’re gonna have to deal with it,” his latest album declares. “More Arriving” features a song called “Bol,” where he cycles through a series of stereotypes used

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