28 Jul 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Why We March’ By AWKWORD & Jesse Jett

This hard-hitting collaboration between two politically minded hip-hop artists was released on July 24 to coincide with the Medicare For All marches that took place on that day across 50 cities.

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14 Jul 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fuck These Fuckin Fascists’ by The Muslims

The following was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Punk rock has a long history of “fuck Nazi/fascists” type songs. The latest release by The Muslims, aqueer, Black, and Brown Muslim punk band hailing from North Carolina, upholds that tradition. The Muslims formed in 2017. Since then, they

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30 Jun 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Reparations Is A Must (4th Of July Love Song)’

Folk duo Dan + Claudia Zanes address the more somber side of American history with “Reparations is a Must (4th of July Love Song),” the first single off their upcoming debut album “Let Love Be Your Guide,” which will be released on September 10.

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16 Jun 2021

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

The following post was originally published at Ongoing History of Protest Music. Experimental musician and acclaimed spoken word artist Camae Ayewa had a prolific 2020 with the free jazz project Irreversible Entanglements and a few projects released under her spoken word alias Moor Mother. As Moor Mother, Ayewa released “Circuit

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26 May 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Racist, Sexist Boy’ By The Linda Lindas

Youth garage punk band The Linda Lindas respond to anti-Asian racism, which spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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21 Apr 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘It’s Been Burning For A While’ By Chris Pierce

Singer-songwriter Chris Pierce highlights this long history of violence against black people is highlighted by singer-songwriter tune, “It’s Been Burning for a While.” The song first premiered on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, and it linked the events of the summer of 2020 with the dark past.

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07 Apr 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘I Pity The Country’ By Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is an acclaimed novelist, poet, scholar, and singer. She is also a member of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg people, native to southern Ontario, Canada. She recently released her stunning new album “Theory Of Ice.”

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24 Mar 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Tyranny Of Either/Or’ By Evan Greer

“Tyranny of Either/Or” is a song that Evan Greer says she “needed as a young trans person navigating the world. It’s about reconnecting with our collective history of resistance and self-determination, and celebrating all of the bullshit that trans people have overcome.”

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10 Mar 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Television’ By Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles is an Americana trio that skillfully employs traditional music forms to provide poignant commentary on current issues.

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24 Feb 2021

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Different Streets’ By Made Kuti

Fela Kuti was a pioneer of Afrobeat and one of the most important socially conscious musicians of all-time. He was also announced as one of 16 nominees for induction into the 2021 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The nomination is a long-overdue acknowledgment for an influential

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