Who Said YOU Could Label Dissent?

On Tuesday, 8 March 2011- Dr. Michael MacDonald and I will be giving a public lecture at the University of Alberta. As you can see on the poster, it’s called “Listening to Dissent: The Sound of Protest from Woody Guthrie to Rage Against the Machine.”

The talk is going to deal with the role of music in protest – and I don’t know if you’ve being reading the papers lately, but there’s been a heck of a lot of dissent against authority going on recently. So if you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by Tory 1-125 for a discussion on the attitude that musicians from Woody Guthrie to Joe Strummer to Joey Keithley to Tom Morello share.

Oh yeah, and there’ll be snacks!

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5 Comments on “Who Said YOU Could Label Dissent?”


  1. Bah – I’ll be on a plane when you’re doing this gig. I wish I could be there, I’m extremely intrigued by the topic of discussion. Hope all goes well.
    MVH

  2. Matt Says:

    Great talk Rylan. Got me thinking away. Could you post Michael’s blog address? I should have had the notepad out!

  3. Dawn Detarando Says:

    Wow! I sure would have loved to catch that one! Congrats, i’m sure it went swimmingly. Did you mention one of my fave’s Billy Bragg?
    D


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