Music Is The Weapon

How did music and politics influence each other in Ireland over the last 200 years?

From the Rebellion of 1798 to modern hip hop, I talk to musicians, historians, authors about the interlinking of politics and music – and how music can be a force for change.

‘Music is the weapon of the givers of life. It must be well used for the gift of humanity.’ – Fela Kuti

*Featuring ‘Oppression’, a first-hand account of living in Direct Provision.

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Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.