|Sounds of dissent|
13 Rock star
14 Even our
enemies deserve music
18 SOUND FACTS
22 Music rebels
musicmaker, storyteller, freak
5 View from
30 Mixed Media
32 Big Bad
34 Essay -
36 Count Profile -Togo
Sounds of dissent
There is no doubt about the political and social power of music. On one hand, the commercialised music we listen to on the radio and TV every day, imparts messages, obvious or not, about the way society is or should be, according to the record companies and the mainstream media. But music is also a very important part of the alternative messages. It has been the voice for countless activists over the generations and its power of communication and inspiration is a real source for change.
<This month's article>
-Translation of "Politics with soul" (p9-12)
-Translation of "Songwriter, musicmaker, storyteller, freak" (p26-27)
<Reporting from Japan>
-Political and Social Messages in Music: the people who make them and the system that tries to stop them
---Self-censorship and the "Banned Songs"
---Messages from the Grassroots: Utagoe Movement ("Singing Voice of Japan")
Utagoe organizations and event information.
-Translation of "Country Profile - Togo" (p36)