Talk: "How to Write a Protest Song"
Tue, October 9, 2012 • 12:30 PM • Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208
Karl Hagstrom Miller, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts, will present "How to Write a Protest Song."
From "This Land is Your Land" to "Okie from Muskogee," the protest or political song has been a mainstay of American politics and music for a long time. In this talk, Professor Miller will explore the tangled historical intersections between music and politics in the U.S. and beyond.
There are bound to be some old favorites and some tunes that will surprise you. Bob Dylan and the Weather Girls might be mentioned. Come hear what worked and what did not, which political songs fell flat and which changed the world. Pay attention, take notes and you can write a song of your own.
This talk is sponsored by Senior Fellows, the honors program of the College of Communication. It is free and open to the public.