Tagged Music

What Happened to the Political Protest Song?

By: Emily Kopp “The times they are a changin’.” No, really. The U.S. federal executive branch continues to expand its jurisdiction, a ruthless dictator in the Middle East exerts a systematic daily bloodbath against his own people in a frenzied attempt to maintain power, the ugly practice of racial profiling has resulted in at least…

The Soundtrack to Revolution

By: Khalil Farah “Our greatest enemies are Pershing missiles and Western music” -A. Vellamaa, Russian CP official: Mr. Vellamaa’s remarks were far from hyperbole, and reflected an historical trend of artist-led revolution, a tradition that has been repeated in the past few months in the Arab World. Even Mark Twain might not have realized how…

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