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27 min2016 MAR 5
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When the gun is replaced by the melody: How does music resist?


‘Even if they don’t have a message, the act of actually playing music itself is resistance,’ says Dr. Sara McGuiness. Classical Thai musician Luang Praditpairoh fought through the melodies of his songs surrounded by oppression; Ahmed Maher signed petitions to bring down the Morsi government in Egypt whilst at concerts around the country and the melody of an old Catalonian song travelled almost a century of different resistance movements.This is a podcast of musical adventures.Features conversations with musicians, writers and academics with special guest appearances from random people pulled off the street.Produced by Lara Sarlak, Fino Patanasiri, Diego M. Mosquera and Kelly O’DonovanMusic by:Luang Praditpairoh - San KumneungMaktoub - KafSheikh Imam - El Bahr Byedhak leHazem Shaheen and The Eskenderella Group - Safha GedeedaDina El Wedidi - El HaramLluís Llach - L'EstacaJacek Kaczmarski - MuryHabakuk - MuryEmel Mathlouthi and Yasser Jeradi - Dima Dima