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Protest Songs – Steve Cooke

Nov 4, 2011 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Protest Songs – Steve Cooke

Protest music has strong ties to tradition and national identity. It works as a tool to unite people and does so by identifying common traits among them.  Steve Cooke, though he is originally from the UK has an uncanny knack for creating music that gets to the roots of American identity.  

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Protest Songs – Jeff Magnum

Nov 3, 2011 3:39 PM by Will Durkin
Protest Songs – Jeff Magnum

While Radiohead wound up being a no-show, many musicians have performed at the Occupy Wall Street protest to support the cause.  Among them is the famously reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Magnum.

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Songs of Political Unrest

Nov 1, 2011 10:51 AM by Will Durkin
Songs of Political Unrest

The new decade of the 21st century has so far been remarkable for the overwhelming amount of protests occurring across the world. Brought on by a near collapse of the global economy and information-sharing powers of the internet, the protests taken the form of revolutions in Africa and the Middle East, riots in England, and Occupy Wall Street in the United States. Every movement needs an anthem and Occupy Wall Street has seen some high profile musicians make appearances to lend their support. This week we’ll take a look at those artists and hook you up with some free downloads of protest songs.

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