Argentina's Playlist for Freedom
Part of BBC's Freedom 2014 programming: Natalio Cosoy's passionate explanation of the music of Argentina's often coded popular and folk songs during both military rule and after. A wonderful half-hour of 'anthems to perseverance', as he says, 'what music can actually do, in terms of instilling freedom into society.'
This is an exciting series. Here is a link to hip-hop in Africa. For someone, me, who came to African music in the pre-African Rap late-80s, this program explains much that I had seen as neo-colonialism. Again, it and the words were and are coded, flying under the radar of convention, tradition and military regimes.