“There Are Different Spaces for Music; It’s a Big Mansion” –– Yo-Yo Ma discusses the evolving political role of music.
On the Newsstand:Music
One generation under American Idiot: the millennial anthem Turns 10 years old this year.
Rachael Hanna interviews students in front of the Science Center about their high schools’ support of music education. This StreetTalk is related to the HPR’s Spring 2014 Covers topic, the politics of music. You can access additional content by subscribing to our YouTube channel and visiting our iTunes page. Interview by Rachael Hanna Filming and Editing by Johanna Lee Music by Dylan ... Read More
Sasanka Jindasa dissects the issue of race and sexism, and talks about Harvard's distinct lack of vocabulary when it comes to talking about hip-hop culture.
Priyanka Menon explains the political nature of Brazil's hip-hop scene, and its importance to the country as a whole.
Pop music's accessibility can produce a backlash from discerning listeners, but high sales figures should not necessarily be viewed as a sign of an artist's aesthetic descent.
Student musician Nick Mendez '15 on the unity of music against the tensions of politics
The next in our featured student musician interviews, featuring Meredith Baker '13
The unpacking of Birdman's, uh, achievements begs a much bigger question: what the hell is he still doing here?
His work ethic was undeniable, his timing was magical, his partnerships with Eminem and Dr. Dre were remarkably fruitful, and—most importantly—his music was classic. What went wrong?
A conceptual triumph, but by no means an easy listen.