We’re headed back into the rehearsal room for Primer for a Failed Superpower, our newest project for which we are forming a multigenerational cover band comprised of 10 teenagers, 10 TEAM members, and 10 elders (ages 65+) to play a concert of protest songs from the past 75 years through today. Listen to the podcast from our last workshop here:
Our next order of business is picking the rest of the songs we’ll cover together, and we need your help to crowdsource the widest cross-section of songs possible.
What song encapsulates a particular geopolitical moment for you?
What song feels like “your America”?
What song did you rage to in your bedroom as a teenager?
What song today makes you want to march in the street?
Send us YouTube videos, Spotify mixes, or titles/artists. Tell us why that song matters to you (if you want). Ask your students, younger siblings/cousins. Ask your grandma and send us her protest song.
And we’ll add all of your suggestions to our ever-growing Spotify playlist: