Rebel Music – songs of social justice
This playlist is a journey around some of my favourite protest songs. From the accidental protest song Dancing in the Streets by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, which inadvertently became an anthem of civil rights protests across USA. To the Redskins kicking over London’s statues, via Karine Polwarts ode to those who stood up to Donald Trump’s land grab in North-East Scotland. This playlist is a selection of some of the songs that made me stand up, shout and raise my fist in solidarity. I have ended it with a song of hope as, despite all protest songs being born out of anger against injustice, they are also about the desire to make our world a better place.