Against the Grain

Musical Decolonization

Political decolonization was one of the signal events of the twentieth century, but according to Michael Denning, it was prefigured by the decolonization of the ear. The cultural historian discusses the moment in the late 1920s when insurgent sounds swept the globe, spurring resistance to empire, and shaping the place of music in our lives today.

Resources:

Michael Denning, Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution Verso, 2015

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