The (wonderful) rise of marching bands as a form of protest

0 Posted by - June 28, 2011 - Blog, Performance, Public art, Sound

The fine folks from Making Contact (a program at the National Radio Project) present Marching for Change: Street Bands in the US, a new documentary about the musical funsters who make protests danceable.

Social justice marching bands have emerged in recent decades as essential contributors to North American protest movements filling streets of unrest with their fun beats and good vibes.

This new documentary includes appearances by such luminaries as the Hungry March Band, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Infernal Noise Brigade, and the Brass Liberation Orchestra.

Download or stream the doc here.

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