The Power of Music: Occupy Wall Street conjures up thoughts on protest music

Since the Occupy Wall Street Protest started, several articles regarding protest music have popped up–from musicians who visit the protest (or don’t visit) to potential protest songs to the other sounds surrounding the movement. All these stories looked to the past. One of the more encompassing articles was published in the New York Times. It illustrates the differences between the times of Bob Dylan and Joan Boaz (some of America’s most famous protest songwriters) and today. These differences play a vital role in the state of protest music for 2011. Read the article here.


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