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#BlackLivesMatter - The Music of the New Civil Rights Movement in the US

#BlackLivesMatter - The Music of the New Civil Rights Movement in the US

Playing tracks by

Billie Holiday and The Roots.

The deaths at the hands of police of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and now Freddie Gray, to name only the most high-profile examples, have prompted a new Civil Rights movement in the USA, demanding an end to police brutality and discrimination against black people. The marches and civil disobedience of this movement have been accompanied by a wave of songs that give musical voice to these demands. These songs have predominantly come from hip-hop and RnB artists, including some of the most high-profile names in these scenes, such as Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and John Legend. This show will play songs by these and lesser-known artists associated with the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and discuss whether these contributions are the most vital political music being made today.

Image taken from http://klassickoolshoppe.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/black-lives-matter.html

Comments

RevoltinNoise

Thanks DreadCabbage....Glad you enjoyed the show. We could only scratch the surface in the hour that we had. :)

Dread Cabbage

at last!..some serious music appreciation...keep up the excellent work!
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