protest songs

protest songs

October 26, 2017
by Bill King

At 76, the legendary singer/songwriter remains a potent creative force. She is also an eloquent observer of contemporary politics and social issues, as Bill King discovered in this wide-ranging interview.

Exhausted Rohingya refugees rest on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, September 10, 2017. Reuters
September 18, 2017
by External Source

In the 80s, musicians simply released charity singles in response to humanitarian crises. But today’s artists have been relatively quiet. Is there a reason?

Neil Young
July 5, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The elder statesman of rock releases a new protest song for July 4th. It is an epic affair, with horns, strings and a choir, and it delivers a much-needed message.