Protest music

WATCH AND READ:  Cantopop as protest music (2m)

[a rough English translation of the song above]

WATCH: K-pop as protest music (1m)


Music and Politics in Jamaica (up to Independence in 1962):



Music and Politics in Jamaica (post-Independence) — The story gets even more interesting, and the music even more compelling, continuing from part one above. But since this is an hour-long podcast I’ve made it optional.

The Square (Netflix streaming) — An intimate feature-length account of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its immediate aftermath with music as a part of the story

TEXT and VIDEO:  Young female Egyptian musicians break barriers

READ: Palestinian rhythms of resistance: Director Jackie Salloum says youth should resort to art to voice their dissent  (note: full documentary can easily be searched and found on YouTube)

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