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Stone, Penny

Radical music: ‘a good song reminds us what we’re fighting for’

Penny Stone reminds us that we hear music and see human faces.


Radical music: 'Lift every voice and sing'

Penny Stone explores the history of 'the Black National Anthem'


Radical music: 'No one is free until we are all free'

We have no place sharing songs from other cultures if we're not also actively seeking to work against racism, argues Penny Stone


Radical Music: Black Lives Matter - Singing out & shutting up

Penny Stone suggests some ways in which white activists can show solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter 


Commoners Choir, Untied Kingdom

No Masters, 2020; 49 mins; £16.75 inc p&p, available at commonerschoir.com


Radical Music: 'How can we sing together when we are apart?'

For the last few months PN columnist Penny Stone has been posting 'learn-and-sing-along' song videos on her website, as a way to help people who are social distancing to keep singing whilst ‘non-essential’ activities such as singing groups have been temporarily suspended. In this piece (written back in March) she explains the thinking behind this project.


Radical Music: 'Music is powerful'

It's too important not to sing just now, says Penny Stone


Radical Music: 'Gracias A La Vida'

Penny Stone surveys some of the songs being sung at the mass protests in Chile, Hong Kong and Lebanon


Radical Music: 'Boris you're bonkers'

Penny Stone takes to the street to defend UK parliamentary democracy


Radical Music: 'Zog Nit Keyn Mol'

Using song to resist the dehumanisation of marginalised communities