VOX POP Playlist
These song selections draw from social movements that grapple with the impact of colonization, the war on the poor, voting rights for the disenfranchised, the prison industry complex, identity pride, the struggle for freedom and sovereignty, and are juxtaposed with patriotic songs and historical speeches. The playlist is reflective of socio-political climates from the 60's to current day, featuring the likes of Angela Davis to Bomba Estereo.
Social Music explores a history of Cognac and cultural contexts of music in contemporary entertainment. Cognac was first introduced to black soldiers by the French during the world wars and since has been embedded in popular culture. From the speakeasy to the club to branding endorsements, Cognac has experienced a revival through music by the likes of Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Drake, Jay-Z, and Nas among others.
Inspired by the late great Miles Davis and his take on jazz, Social Music expands on the notion of popular music in relation to club culture and the contemporary landscape of music spanning generations of musicians, from blues to jazz to hip hop to r&b to rock to indie.
This project is presented by artist Edra Soto and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. For more information, visit Open 24 Hours and MCA DNA Blog.