Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop

Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop

Denise Sullivan


The marriage of tune and social swap didn’t originate with the activities for civil rights and Black strength within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, yet by no means sooner than and not back used to be the connection among the 2 so dynamic. In Keep On Pushing, writer Denise Sullivan offers the voices of musician-activists from this pivotal period and the artists who of their footsteps to develop into the strength at the back of modern liberation song. becoming a member of real voices with a bittersweet narrative masking greater than fifty years of battling oppression via music, Keep On Pushing defines the soundtrack to revolution and the price the artists paid to create it.

 

Exclusive interviews with Yoko Ono, Richie Havens, Len Chandler, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Michael Franti, Solomon Burke, Wayne Kramer, John Sinclair, Phranc, plus musician-activist Elaine Brown at the Black Panthers, Nina Simone collaborator Al Schackman, Penelope Houston and Debora Iyall on San Francisco punk rock, Ed Pearl at the L.A. folks scene and the Ash Grove, and different musical and political icons.

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