By Greg Vandy, Daniel Person
In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days—including classics like “Roll On Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty”—when he was once employed via the Bonneville energy management to advertise some great benefits of reasonable hydroelectric energy, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to rejoice the seventy fifth anniversary of this undertaking, KEXP DJ Greg Vandytakes readers contained in the strange partnership among considered one of America’s nice folks artists and the government, and exhibits how the yank people revival used to be a reaction to difficult times.
26 Songs In 30 Days plunges deeply into the old context of the time and the revolutionary politics that embraced Social Democracy in the course of an period during which the us have been significantly being affected by the nice melancholy. And notwithstanding it is a musical historical past of a colourful American musical icon and a particular a part of the rustic, it couldn’t be a greater reminder of the way undying and expansive such issues are in today’s political discourse.
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Before discussing singers as social critics, I would like to look at Haitian attitudes about popular and commercial musicians in general. The profession of musician was belittled by the middle class, who saw musicians as tafyate-s (drunkards) and vakabon-s (vagabonds). For the Haitian middle class, which has always had upwardly mobile aspirations, a choice to pursue a musical career was tantamount to professional suicide and was strongly resisted by parents. The stories that musicians tell of family attitudes are often quite similar: “I have to tell you that in Haiti, being a musician was never something that families could accept socially; it was really bad.
It is sought, undermined, despised, ignored, resisted, and negotiated. In contrast to the term “power,” “politics” might best be viewed as the strategies and tactics for gaining, maintaining, and increasing power, especially (but not exclusively) in its more formal and public dimensions. With my emphasis on strategies, tactics, and intentional social prac- 2 Chapter One tice, it is clear that I believe that individuals and social groups can carve out for themselves a degree of what is often called “agency”that they are not entirely imprisoned in social, political, psychological, sociobiological, or historical structures.
As these movements incorporate Vodou, they variously strive to “ennoble” it, folklorize it, politicize it, or advocate it, but every one of these movements has deployed Vodou for its own purposes, and has reinterpreted Vodou in its own image. Motion, Emotion, and Commotion: Audiences and the Politics of Pleasure The powerful appeal of music-its engagement with human emotions-is the reason it serves effectively as an instrument of politics and a medium of power. Music creates strong associative memories and nostalgically evokes those memories.