Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What makes a great protest song?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Dorian Lynskey, author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs. He details 33 songs that span seven decades and four continents, from Billie Holiday crooning Strange Fruit to Green Day raging against the Iraq war. What role does music play in social movements? Join us at 10 or email What are your favorite protest songs? How have they sparked social change? It's Your call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Dorian Lynskey, a music writer for the Guardian in the United Kingdom

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