Those were revolutionary years, the late 1960s and early ’70s, and anyone who grew up then knows how the music we danced to helped galvanize support for then-radical goals like an end to war, Black Power, women’s liberation and even “sex, drugs, rock & roll.” Join us on May 20th as we uncover the radical foundations of some of the period’s most stirring songs, from artists like the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and more.
Our host, Angharad Davis, created and taught the “Music and Revolution” course at Yale Department of Music during the past semester. Davis will focus specifically on American popular music of the time – the shared soundtrack of our lives. How did those songs help, or fail, to drive social change? And what can we learn from them about the revolutionary movements of today, now that we and our classmates are – like all America – divided into camps from left to right? REGISTER NOW.