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Louder Than Words: A Marriage Between Music and Social Change

Jessica Cheng

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There is, and has always been, an unmistakable marriage between music and politics.

From its earliest inception, rock and roll has been a genre tied to the socio-political. Its roots (though somewhat contested) belong to the African American musical tradition, and it became a style that leant itself to many notable movements of the 20th century. Rock and roll became the catalyst for civic unrest, and has provided the soundtrack to every relevant epoch since its inception.
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28 June 2016 Girth Radio Blog Read more

Frame 394: Reflections on Police Violence and Racism

Jessica Cheng

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His name was Walter Scott.

The events that transpired on a mundane April morning in North Charleston, South Carolina became yet another hyper-visible example of police violence in the United States.
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8 June 2016 Girth Radio Blog Read more