Music is a powerful force in this world. It’s one way we express our feelings and perceptions of the world around us. It also plays a definitive role in times of protest and unrest. Take, for example, songs like “We Shall Overcome” and the Civil Rights Movement; “Fortunate Son” and the Vietnam War; and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and the Black Lives Matter movement.
On Friday MPR News host Kerri Miller lead a conversation about the ways in which music becomes the soundtrack of resistance and a catalyst for changing minds.
Alisha Lola Jones, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Indiana University and the author of “Flaming?: The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance.”
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