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Why Do Artists such as Sting Receive Criticism When Engaging in Fundraising and Protest?
When doing some of the last bits of research for my Sting book – I have been pondering on why he received so much criticism off the press for his stance on human rights protest. Before I get around to … Continue reading
Posted in Musicology Tagged Conspiracy of Hope Tour, criticism, Fund Raising, music protest, protest, sting, They Dance Alone, World Music 4 Comments
Frank Zappa, Popular Music and Politics
Having recently returned from a fantastic conference on ‘music and protest’ at the University of Limerick’, it got me thinking about an unpublished Zappa paper that I wrote around 7 years ago. I have copied and pasted the unedited version … Continue reading
Posted in Frank Zappa, Musicology Tagged Frank Zappa, paul carr, politics, protest 2 Comments
Songs of Social Protest Conference: University of Limerick, Ireland.
Day 1 – April 29th 2015 After the long trip from South Wales to Limerick, the first thing that struck me with the University of Limerick is its size and beauty. I was at the university to give a paper … Continue reading
Posted in Academic, protest Tagged Canzone d'autore, chicano, Conference, here lies love, imelda markos, italy, Oy Division, protest, protest song, punk, riot girl, this is love, university of limerick, yiddish music Leave a comment