protest song

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Term which gained currency (first in USA) in 1960s for song which voiced feelings of protest about some social or political injustice, real or imagined, or about some int. event which aroused strong emotions, e.g. Amer. part in Vietnam war. A famous example is ‘We shall overcome’. Among the prin. singers of the genre were Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

Subjects: Music.

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