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Thread #58278   Message #3239233
Posted By: Desert Dancer
15-Oct-11 - 01:48 AM
Thread Name: Protest Songs on NPR
Subject: RE: Protest Songs on NPR
7 Protest Songs With Legs from NPR

"... Throughout American movements music has been a source of both personal and collective empowerment – a tool used to bridge the apparent distance between individuals, to remind each other we're stronger together than alone.

"Now, as activists gather on Wall Street — and around the country — music is again playing a vital role in collective empowerment. Whether quoting these timeless anthems on signs or developing their own rhythms to chant and songs to sing, the people gathering across the nation find music a necessary tool in their campaign.

"With that in mind, here's a look at some of the most timeless anthems of movements for social change and how they've evolved through the years."

They include:
- We Shall Overcome
- We Shall Not Be Moved
- Solidarity Forever
- This Little Light of Mine
- This Land Is Your Land
- Which Side Are You On?
- Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

~ Becky in Tucson