The Politics of Music

In the blue corner: National Anthems and military marches; in the red corner: protest songs. Politics and music often coincide...
05 March 2023
Presented by Ed Kessler
Production by Claire Curran, David Perry.


A line of men playing the bagpipes


Music - that most abstract of arts - can of course express religious feeling but it can also be directly or obliquely political, especially when lyrics are involved. Think, National Anthems or protest songs … With Ed Kessler, Dunya Habash and Jonas Otterbeck reflect...


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