Book Conversation: Music of Protest vs Music of Radicalism
Saturday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Kinokuniya Book Store – 1071 Avenue of the Americas
Noriko Manabe, the author on The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima (Oxford University Press, December 2015), and Jonathan Pieslak, author of Radicalism and Music: An Introduction to the Music Cultures of al-Qa’ida, Racist Skinheads, Christian-Affiliated Radicals, and Eco-Animal Rights Militants (Wesleyan 2015), debate the similarities and differences in music used in left- and right-wing movements.
Manabe’s book explains the history of nuclear power in Japan, the sociopolitical backdrop of post-Fukushima social movements, the censorial pressures that Japanese musicians are under, the political roles they have assumed, and the ways in which they have participated in four arenas of musical protest—cyberspace, demonstrations, festivals, and recordings.
The Oxford University Press site hosts a companion website with photos, websites, videos, and music clips, and Manabe’s website has links to YouTube video playlists to accompany each chapter of the book.