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Stone, Penny

Radical music: 'Lift every voice and sing'

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

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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

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

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

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Commoners Choir, Untied Kingdom

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

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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.

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Radical Music: 'Music is powerful'

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

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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

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Radical Music: 'Boris you're bonkers'

Penny Stone takes to the street to defend UK parliamentary democracy

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Radical Music: 'Zog Nit Keyn Mol'

Using song to resist the dehumanisation of marginalised communities

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Radical Music: 'Turn! Turn! Turn!'

Penny Stone celebrates the music of Pete Seeger

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