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Singer-songwriters Joan Baez (left) and Bob Dylan (right). (Creative Commons)

Breaking the silence: Protest songs sound loudly in every era

Emily Brandenstein February 8, 2015

John Lennon’s tender anthem “Imagine” is a protest song that everyone recognizes instantly when its slow piano notes lure in the listener. It was also nearly the only one of his songs that was...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Protest songs back then and now

St. Vincent DeJamz: Protest songs back then and now

Emily Brandenstein February 8, 2015

Any artist could write a protest song. It takes a special artist, one who is viewed as an agent of change and hope in a time of dissent, to write an anthem that moves those who condemn such marginalization....

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