“‘I Can’t Breathe’: Protest Music Now” at The Avid Listener

This week, the feature essay at The Avid Listener is one I wrote last week, partly as one piece of a much larger thread about protest music that I will continue to explore in the coming months, but largely inspired by Ferguson, Baltimore, and too many other places where systematic injustice means that lives are at stake every day. I confess to feeling pretty powerless behind my computer. I’m not on the front line of the protests; I didn’t witness these events first hand. But for those who would like to think about what’s happening in Baltimore as part of a larger conversation about music, protest, and Civil Rights, I offer this essay: “‘I Can’t Breathe’: Protest Music Now.”

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