15 Feb 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Who Will Survive America?’

“Will you survive in the heat and fire of actual change? I doubt it.” From Black poet Amiri Baraka’s 1972 album, “It’s Nation Time,” this song relies on a question-and-answer format to make a statement about who will survive a Black revolution. It opens with a bass line, and then

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08 Feb 2016

Protest Song of the Week: ‘The Revolution Has Come’

Drawing from the uprising after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Jay-Marie Hill, and his band, The Holy Ghost, produced a protest album called, “The Revolution Has Come.” The album of soul and gospel music was released by Farfetched, an independent music and art

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29 Jan 2016

The Protest Music of Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner

Paul Kantner denied creating political songs, but still wrote classic protest music, from “Volunteers” to his SF concept album, “Blows Against the Empire”

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25 Jan 2016

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Dissatisfaction Suite’ by The Whistleblowers

A new band, The Whistleblowers, from Brooklyn recently released their first EP, which consists entirely of protest music. They describe themselves as a project “born out of a vacuum of socially conscious music.” The song from their album, “Imaginary Lines,” which is Shadowproof’s “Protest Song of the Week,” is a

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11 Jan 2016

The Protest Songs Of David Bowie

“I’m not a political commentator, but I think there are times when I’m stretched to … implicate what’s happening politically,” David Bowie said in 2003.

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