[microsound-announce] Podcast mini-series on the relationship between propaganda and music during the Cold War
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Mon Jan 28 03:18:36 EST 2013
*RADIO WAVES, curated by Serge Guilbaut
This three program series directed by Serge Guilbaut, allows to analyse how
intermeshed music was with art scene (1946-1956) and how at times they were
closely connected with the intens
*RADIO WAVES #1. Hot Songs for a Cold War
The first part deals with the subversive and crucial influence of American
swing music in France during the Occupation, before the French scene
divided itself between the 'pure' New Orleans supporters and the critical
supporters of 'Be-Bop.'
*RADIO WAVES #2. Hot Songs for a Cold War
This second part is about popular music crisscrossing the Atlantic,
allowing the USA and France to share with delight the romantic ballades of
Edith Piaf, Juliette Greco, and Charles Aznavour as well as those of The
Andrews Sisters, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Blossom Dearie.
*RADIO WAVES #3. Hot Songs for a Cold War
In this last program, we'll see how on both sides of the Atlantic,
entertainment and politically loaded musical productions describing at
first a dangerous world, moved rapidly from a form of dark existentialism
to happy consumerism, a world where teenagers were rapidly becoming the
center of attention while caring immensely about cars, 'babies' and their
Blue Suede Shoes.
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