Protest music and music itself is woven into social movements, war and demonstrations. In Bangladesh, historically conscious and politically charged songs have played a significant role in different movements directed at inspiring change. Most recently, rap has emerged as an instrument of expression in Bangladesh, influenced by American political hip-hop culture, but tinged with political criticism particular to Bangladesh. This chapter describes and analyses this new phenomenon in Bangladesh.
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Hasan, M., Kundu, P. (2022). Hip-Hop Music Activism: A New Phenomenon in Bangladeshi Popular Culture. In: Khondker, H., Muurlink, O., Bin Ali, A. (eds) The Emergence of Bangladesh. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5521-0_23
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