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Bird, Diz and Max at Town Hall, 1945: Birth of a Revolution: Against The Current vol. 124
Crothers, Connie
Hip-hop had a musical parallel in the 1940s. It was the music now called be-bop, although it wasn't called be-bop then. It was "the new thing" or "the revolution in music."
Comrade's Socialist Songbook
Revolutionary and trade union songs, mostly from the The Socialist Songbook.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Folkways Records: Connexipedia Article
A record label that documents folk and world music.
Go Down Moses: Connexipedia Article
An American Negro spiritual which describes events in the Old Testament of the Bible.
If I Can't Dance ....: Why is the Left So Boring?
Rovics, David
Rovics asks, why is so much of the left in the US so attached to being so dreadfully boring? Why do so many people on the left apparently have no appreciation for the power and importance of culture? ...
The ignorant, repressive attack on Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Walsh, David
A look at Frank Loesser's 1944 song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and the social forces which have aggressively pushed the new 'Puritanism' that seeks to have the song banned.
The Internationale: Connexipedia Article
Is a famous socialist, communist, social-democratic and anarchist anthem and one of the most widely recognized songs in the world.
The Internationale: Recordings
Versions of The Internationale in more than 40 languages.
Labour Songs
Green, Archie
1950-1985. ...
Little Boxes and other handmade songs
Reynolds, Malvina
The best songs I write turn out to be something like folks songs because these traditional pieces say things the way I want to say them and am impelled to say them; they mean to speak surely and quiet...
Oh, Freedom: Connexipedia Article
African American freedom song.
The People's Song Book
Hille, Waldemar (ed.)
Songs of protest and affirmation. Foreword by Alan Lomax; preface by B.A. Botkin.
Protest song: Connexipedia Article
A song which is associated with a movement for social change.
The Ramallah Concert
Barenboim, Daniel, and the East-West Divan Orchestra
This concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra took place in August of 2005 in the Palestinian Territory in the city of Ramallah and includes repertoire that Daniel Barenboim is famous for, such as ...
Resistance in Gaza: Young Palestinians Find Their Voice Through Hip-Hop
Flaherty, Jordan
Making music is a form of resistance to war and occupation, and also a tool to communicate the reality of life in Palestine.
Rise Up Singing
Blood-Patterson, Peter
There was a time when singing was a part of everyday life. Rise Up Singing was compiled to help bring song back into our lives, and especially to bring singing more strongly into the movement for soc...
Sacred Roots of A People's Music: Against The Current vol. 146
Hunter, Kim D.
The goal of Timothy Brennan’s Secular Devotion is an ambitious one, to create an historical map of African culture’s influence on the social politics of the Americas in general and the United States i...
Sounds of dissent The politics of music: New Internationalist August 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The role of music in politics. Discusses how music has changed the world, and the pioneers in the world of political music.
Top 10 Civil-Rights Songs
Rothberg, Peter
Upon the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., some of the more popular civil-rights songs are remembered. The article includes online links to music videos.
The War Is Over (song): Connexipedia Article
An anti-war song by Phil Ochs.
We Shall Overcome: Connexipedia Article
A protest song that became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement.

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
War Child Canada
An independent charitable organisation working across North America and around the world to assist children affected by war and to raise awareness for children's rights everywhere. We are working to h...
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...

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Bully for Brontosaurus
Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay
A collection of dicursive essays on natural history.
Music Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to music in the Sources directory for the media.
Tales of Music and the Brain
Sacks, Oliver
Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he examines the power of music through the individaul experiences of patients, musi...
Radical Rhythms: A Band Whose Time Has Come
Widener, Daniel L.
THE DRUMS ARE first, pushing polyrhythmically forward. Horns and whistles join, building the samba until, finally, the voices respond. The desfile (parade) winds through, the band takes stage. Ya lleg...
The Human Significance of the Skin
Montagu, Ashley
An analysis of the skin regarded as a sense organ rather than as a simple bodily covering.

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Black Music Association, Toronto Branch
Organization profile published 1986
Vancouver Men's Chorus
Organization profile published 1986
The Vocal Minority Music Society
Organization profile published 1986