Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Politics

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Abbey Oldham

A new exhibit titled “Louder than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics” is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio.

The exhibit, “features bands and artifacts – everything from instruments and sheet music to clothing – that documents American history through the tunes we rock out to. The exhibit is free all week while approximately 40 events take place at the Hall across four days during the Republican National Convention.”

According to Greg Hall, the CEO of the Hall of Fame, “At its core, some say all rock ‘n’ roll is political.  It’s asking you to think differently, maybe to push the envelope, maybe to believe in something that you don’t currently believe in.”

You can read more about the exhibit in the full article over at pbs.org.

What Fiona is listening to:

I’m back! What have I been listening to for the past year? too many interesting things…so I’ll start with what I’m listening to right about now:

D’Angelo’s Really Love

Paul Lester’s review in The Guardian of D’Angelo’s album Black Messiah praises the singer’s political and musical integrity: “…a beaming, single-minded statement of spiritual rebirth and political reckoning,” and “…a restatement of faith in the principles and sounds of the pre-digital era of black music.”

 

D’Angelo