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Say it loud: the continuing relevance of protest songs

Opinion: protest songs may not change the world by themselves, but they have the capacity to change the minds of people who in turn can certainly change the world.

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Written by Martin J. Power, Aileen Dillane, Amanda Haynes and Eoin Devereux, Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster & Power, Discourse and Society Research Cluster, University of Limerick, for RTÉ’s Brainstorm.

When song is mobilised to counter a myriad of anti-democratic, anti-human practices, the power of song is revealed as affective, persuasive, ethical and hopeful.

Read the full article here: www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0405/952333-say-it-loud-the-continuing-relevance-of-protest-songs/

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