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  • Podcast: Songs of Struggle

    Joseck Asikoye, Justo Asikoye, and Makadem perform together on the Karibuni stage.
    Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
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    Songs of Struggle

    Songs with politically sensitive lyrics are often censored. In this discussion session from the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, panelists discuss how this happens across multiple geographies, and why musicians always find it meaningful to fight back.

    Danielle Wu is a Katzenberger Art History intern with the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in art history and archaeology from Washington University in St. Louis, with minors in Chinese and art.


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