My undergraduate thesis inspects the intersection that occurs when social advocacy and music combine to create protest music. It looks in depth towards three distinct cultures - that of the Aboriginal Australian, native Irish, and Japanese - to see how the nuanced issues present in those societies shapes the protest music that comes out of them. My thesis also examines the consequences brought about by this music, and how it goes on to shape the resolutions to these issues.
protest music, Aboriginal, Aboriginal Australians, The Trables, rebel music, Northern Ireland, Japan, Fukushima
Year of Completion
B.M. in Instrumental Performance
Professor Stephanie Watt
Kadtke, Sarah, "Cultural Protest Music from the Early Twentieth Century and Beyond" (2021). Undergraduate Honors College Theses 2016-. 82.