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Music and Social Movements. Andrew Jamison. Based on: Music and Social Movements, by Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison Cambridge University Press, 1998. A Cognitive Approach to Social Movements. movements as spaces for collective creativity where culture and politics can blend together - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Music and Social MovementsAndrew Jamison

  • Based on: Music and Social Movements, by Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison Cambridge University Press, 1998

  • movements as spaces for collective creativitywhere culture and politics can blend togetherhelping to form new structures of feeling songs provide a shared, or collective memory

    A Cognitive Approach to Social Movements

  • The Mobilization of Traditionmovement artists combine musical genresa kind of hybridization processleading to new forms of music-makingas well as changes in cultural values

  • On Movements and Music

    From slavery to civil rightsthe movements of black music

    From populism to the folk revivalthe making of an alternative culture

    The movements of the sixties the making of global popular music

  • The Movements of Black MusicThe spirituals as a source of identityThe New Negro movement: Paul RobesonThe emergence of jazz and bluesThe songs of the Civil Rights movement

  • From the Sorrow Songs...They that walked in darkness sang songs in the olden days Sorrow Songs for they were weary at heart...

    W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

  • Shout All Over Gods Heaven (1926)

  • Water Boy (1926)Paul Robeson (1898-1976)Singer, actor, political activist

  • From the country blues...Robert Johnson, 1911-1938Cross Road Blues

  • We Will Overcome (1950)We Shall Overcome (1963)

    ...to the Civil Rights Movement

  • The Making of an Alternative CulturePopulism and the labor movement The popular front and the second world warThe popularization of folk music in the 1950sThe folk revival of the 1960s

  • Joe Hill, by Phil Ochs (1964)The IWW, or the Wobblies(Industrial Workers of the World)A pamphlet, no matter how good, is never read but once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over... Joe Hill, 1914

  • The people is a myth, an abstraction.And what myth would you put in place of the people?And what abstraction would you exchange for this one?And when has creative man not toiled deep in myth? from The People, Yes

    The Boll Weevil (1926)Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)Poet and collector

  • Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly:The Makers of a Tradition

    This Land is Your Land (1940)

  • The Almanac SingersHouse of the Rising Sun (1941)

  • Goodnight Irene (The Weavers,1955)The Weavers and Pete Seeger: keeping the traditions alive in the 1950s

  • The Folk Revival:Woodys ChildrenWhere Have All the Flowers Gone (Joan Baez, 1962)Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen,1964)

  • ...and the folk revival of the sixties

    Only a Pawn in Their Game (Bob Dylan, 1963)I Have a Dream:The Movements MeetJoan Baez and Bob Dylan at the March on Washington, 1963

  • Movements of the SixtiesBob Dylan: from folk to rock Janis and Jimi: the appropriation of the blues Phil Ochs: keeping the music politicalWoodstock: the end of the beginning

  • Blowin in the Wind (1963)Like a Rolling Stone (1965)Bob Dylan, from movement artist to cultural icon

  • Summertime, from Porgy and Bess, performed by Janis Joplin, 1968The cultural appropriation of the blues

  • There But For Fortune (1964)

    Phil Ochs, 1941-1975Were trying to crystallize the thoughts of young people who have stopped accepting things the way they are. Phil Ochs, 1964

  • When Im Gone, sung by Eric Andersen, 1999The Memory Lives On...

  • I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill, by Earl Robinson, sung by Joan Baez at Woodstock, 1969