Friday, April 15, 2011

The Politics of Song

Radio National in Australia are presenting a special on Bob Dylan and Ani Di Franco tomorrow at 5pm. The show, Into The Music, is presented by Robyn Johnston and is repeated on Fridays at 3pm. The audio should be streamable from their site sometime after Saturday.

You can read more here but in essence the show is about the social and political context and music of Bob Dylan - in particular his song The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll as well as the audience reaction and composition of the Ani Di Franco song Self Evident which critics the Bush Administration and the reasons behind 911.

I am writing about Ani Di Franco in my thesis so I am especially excited about this show - it should make great listening.

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