Music embodies the best of cultures around the world. Like many aspects of human life, music has been closely linked to the culture of military. From martial music to anti-war protest songs, music has long impacted public perceptions of war. But it also has a deeper connection to this area: its role as a weapon. In this article, Arash Toupchinejad explores the bizarre history of the weaponization of music in a military capacity.
After the 2017 Grammys, the musical institution has been deemed uninterested in progressing race relations after Album of the Year went to another white artist. Yet musicians are using their musical platforms to address fragile race relations in the United States, and give voice to those who cannot speak.