Songs Of The Summer In A Time Of Protest
Publisher |
NPR
Media Type |
audio
Publication Date |
Jul 04, 2022
Episode Duration |
00:10:01
It may be too soon to crown the "song of the summer". NPR Music's Stephen Thompson says there's no one quality that the songs that carry that title have... it's a collective feeling, a shared vibe.For so many Americans on this July 4th, songs of the summer and songs of protest feel one and the same.NPR's Ann Powers is a music critic, and Shana Redmond is a professor at Columbia University, and the author of "Anthem: Social Movements And The Sound Of Solidarity In The African Diaspora." They explain the role of protest music in this moment. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
Music and protest have long gone hand in hand, and the political outrage of recent years is finding expression in songs this summer — songs old and new.
It may be too soon to crown the "song of the summer". NPR Music's Stephen Thompson says there's no one quality that the songs that carry that title have... it's a collective feeling, a shared vibe.For so many Americans on this July 4th, songs of the summer and songs of protest feel one and the same.NPR's Ann Powers is a music critic, and Shana Redmond is a professor at Columbia University, and the author of "Anthem: Social Movements And The Sound Of Solidarity In The African Diaspora." They explain the role of protest music in this moment. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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