Pop Music

Why Has Pop Music Given Up on Politics?

Why Has Pop Music Given Up on Politics? – Wales Arts Review Contributing Editor Craig Austin chairs a debate on the political voice that seems to have gone missing from pop music in recent times, with award-winning author Rhian E Jones; songwriter, musician and academic Richard J Parfitt; and Gray Taylor, Wales Arts Review music and film critic and member of the Goldie Lookin’ Chain.

Photographs Courtesy of Emyr Young

On November 1st 2014 Wales Arts Review held its second biennial Critics’ Roundtable event at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. A day of passionate debate was opened with this keynote speech from Wales Arts Review‘s acting Chair and regular contributor, Adam Somerset. Following this link will give you a podcast from the speech on the day and a fuller textual version.