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"Music Is Power: Popular Songs, Social Justice, and the Will to Change", by Brad Schreiber

March 28, 2021

Music Is Power takes us on a guided tour through the past 100 years of politically-conscious music, from Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie to Green Day and NWA. Covering a wide variety of genres, including reggae, country, metal, psychedelia, rap, punk, folk and soul, Brad Schreiber demonstrates how musicians can take a variety of approaches— angry rallying cries, mournful elegies to the victims of injustice, or even humorous mockeries of authority—to fight for a fairer world.

Brad Schreiber. (2019). Music Is Power : Popular Songs, Social Justice, and the Will to Change. Rutgers University Press.

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