Music and Protest Conference Day 2: University of Limerick


Paul Carr

Due to simple lack of time today, I will not be posting any real detail about the conference today – but I have had time to include some brief notes below

Firstly, the conference opened with a reading by Joseph O’ Connor

After the reading, Panel 1 included ‘protest in the music industry in Brazil’, ‘protest in British newspapers’ and ‘struggle and protest in Folkways Records’. Regarding paper 1, I was reminded of the beautiful music that has often accompanied a protest narrative in Brazil. I have copied a few of the artists discussed below – and it is interesting how the musical backing is so different to a style like Punk – although the message can be broadly similar.

Paper 2 initially focused on how the pervasiveness of rock music can Potentially make it problematic as a form of protest. How can it be protest when it is…

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