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Playing for Change: Music and Musicians in the Service of Social Movements

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Although music is known to be part of the great social movements that have rocked the world, its specific contribution to political struggle has rarely been closely analyzed. Is it truly the 'lifeblood' of movements, as some have declared, or merely the entertainment between the speeches? Drawing on interviews, case studies and musical and lyrical analysis, Rosenthal and ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Paradigm Publishers (first published February 1st 2012)
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Tim Hollo
Nov 24, 2013 Tim Hollo rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for one book to understand the role of music in social movements, this is the one for you.

It's an easy read, if long (but necessarily so, given how comprehensive it's analysis of the road range of issues and questions is). If I have issues with it, it's that it is rather America-centric, with too little exploration beyond the folk revolution of the 69s and 70s. Fascinating and revealing though that period was, I would have loved the book to apply its excellent analysis of the
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