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3 songs to add to your protest playlist

By
Amanda Parris
Listen to Marvin's Room, March 16th 2018

Marvin's Room with Amanda Parris on CBC Radio

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Earlier this week, students and teachers across the United States walked out of their classrooms to honour the lives of the 17 young people killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The mobilization was also meant to put pressure on lawmakers to pass stricter gun control laws.

This march is only the most recent in a decade of them; a decade that has seen the growing global politicization of young people who have taken a stand with the Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, Standing Rock and the Women's March.

There is a soundtrack to every political movement. Here are three songs that should be added to any political protest playlist.


Saidah Baba Talibah, 'Revolution'

She now goes by the name of SATE but prior to her shift toward rock music, Saidah Baba Talibah had a sound that incorporated soul, blues and funk, all of which you can hear in this defiant song with an apt title.


Amaal Nuux, 'Last Ones'

Somali–Canadian singer Amaal Nuux created an instant classic with her political pop anthem "Last Ones," which pushes people to stand up and stand tall.


Goodie Mob, 'Free'

Every activist knows that you can't only know what you're fighing against; you also have to know what you're fighting for. In this classic by Goodie Mob, they spelled out exactly what that is.


Marvin's Room Playlist for March 16, 2018

  1. Barry White, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love"
  2. Rihanna, "Love on the Brain"
  3. Charlotte Day Wilson, "Find You"
  4. Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis, "Get You"
  5. Tamia, "Officially Missing You"
  6. The Isley Brothers, "Between the Sheets"
  7. Ciara, "Body Party"
  8. Dru Hill feat. Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat, "In My Bed (So So Def Mix)"
  9. Saidah Baba Talibah, "Revolution"
  10. Amaal Nuux, "Last One's"
  11. Goodie Mob, "Free"