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Another Friday mixtape: protest songs

Poem of the week: Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer.

The most controversial album of all time? Paul Simon’s Graceland.

For the bourgeois record industry, Johnny Guitar Watson’s protest songs are a gimmick and a frivolity, an underclass whistle in the dark.”

Alliterative hybridity: Tamatant Tilay Tunng team up with the Tuareg troupe Tinariwen.

Not a protest song: a lovely song about rain by Miranda Shvangiradze 

Support a film about a wonderful musician and truly great man, Chick Webb.


About bobfrombrockley

South London family man. Eating bacon bagels on the 171 bus, listening to Johnny Cash while reading Hannah Arendt, the kid next to me playing dubstep on his telephone. Mostly politics at http://brockley.blogspot.com and mostly music at https://bobsbeat.wordpress.com

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