Posts Tagged ‘pop’

Canadian political music icon Bruce Cockburn is releasing his first live solo album after a 39 year career that has seen him produce 34 albums of music, travel in Africa, Latin America and Asia with groups such as OXFAM and Amnesty International, and win a huge amount of national and global awards for his music and […]


Tracy Chapman’s new album, her first in 3 years, opens with an incredibly catchy song called Sing For You.  Lyrically it lacks a bit of substance. Even so I couldn’t help but listen to this song four times before moving on to the next song on the album.  Here she is playing it on Jay […]


Bruce Cockburn and General Romeo Dallaire are planning a benefit concert to raise money for Child Soldiers Initiative, a group organized by researchers at the University of Victoria School of Child and Youth Care dedicated to the elimination of the use of child soldiers in Africa. The group is also working on developing a program […]


I had the chance to see Steve Earle play at the Théatre Outremont in Montreal this past March. He was on tour promoting his latest album Washington Square Serenade. The album, his first in 4 years, was written as a tribute to New York City and the protest movement of the 1960s. Earle is known […]


In November 2007, Peter Garrett, ex-lead singer for the band Midnight Oil (1973-2002) was appointed as Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts in Australia. He had been an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives (Kingsford Smith, New South Wales), since October 2004. Garrett also served as President of the Australian […]


This blog documents artists, past and present, who have written music about politics, as well as writings about the communication power of this music. There is a focus on current pop and folk artists from the Western world and their music, from the 1980s to the present such as Bob Geldof, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, […]