NEWS, SPOTLIGHT AND ACTIVISM

Our Top Picks For 2018’s Protest Music

People seem to be fixated on the idea that there isn't any protest music out there anymore. As if it all ended with Dylan and Baez. This type of nostalgic ...
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David Byrne presents 60 years of protest music

As David Byrne correctly points out, some newspapers and media like to believe that there is no protest music anymore. But the truth is that if anyone bothers to look ...
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Rappers in Russia are being arrested and oppressed, right now.

Cover photo: screenshot from Husky's video 'Judas' Rapper Husky (Хаски) was recently detained by Russian authorities. As CrimeRussia reports "The prosecutor's office considered the rapper’s work propaganda of drugs, and ...
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Montaigne uses her voice to protest a multinational conglomerate

Montaigne is only 23 years old but already she has achieved raising her mind to a level of becoming vegan and using her powerful voice responsibly to protest destructive corporations ...
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Palestinian protest musician raising funds for 2 new albums

Cover image: screenshot from Jawan Safadi's fundraising video Some musicians sing in protest for those that live under oppression and raise awareness about various injustices happening around the world. Others ...
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“Children Don’t Belong in Jail”: new protest song from Luke Buda and Don McGlashan

Quite a few songs have been written about, or to raise awareness of, the inhumane conditions individuals and families experience that are forcefully constrained within the refugee camp on the ...
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Support California fire relief through music

Cover photo taken from Raye Zaragoza's Bandcamp page. Recent wildfires in California have been some of the more devastating in the states' history. Anyone interested in helping can donate to ...
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Artists and social activists in India fight a global corporation with music

Kodaikanal is a small city in India that sits 2000 m above sea level in forest hills. In 2001 a Unilever thermometer factory shut down after it became clear they ...
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Snapshot from YouTube

Pussy Riot release a new music video in wake of band members’ arrests

Pussy Riot have just released a music video to a new track called Track About Good Cop. A statement in the video's description seems meant for the Russian government to ...
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PROTEST MUSIC INTERVIEWS

The Cornel West Theory (interview)

Out of the wake of Trumpapocalypse comes a group that specifically intends to fill the void left by commercial musical groups who don't take their voices seriously. According to their ...
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Formidable Vegetable Sound System (interview)

From Western Australia comes the fantastic Formidable Vegetable Sound System. This collective uses ukuleles, horns and the idea of permaculture to funk some awareness into all of our lives. Halldór ...
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2020’S MOST READ INTERVIEWS