In the bizarre couple of days immediately following the US election a predictably large amount of codswallop was spouted
It's a totally misleading title of course. This post should really be called something like "A List Of 200 Protest Songs
Music has always offered the choice between escapism and counterattack. At the time of another Tory meltdown - with draconian benefit cuts and the increasing privatization of the NHS - there is no new sound expressing political protest. Ironically people are voicing their disgust through Judy Garland and a Hollywood escapist fantasy from seven decades ago.
A year ago Jandali was an up and coming classical musician, whose talent had given him a ticket out of Syria and to the US. Today, Malek Jandali is the thorn in the side of Assad's regime - a composer whose song Watani Ana has become the clarion call of the protest movement in Syria.