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.
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/