Musicians Against War

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"Musicians against war" likely references the protests held by musicians during the Vietnam War. In the early 1960s, various folk singers used music to spread antiwar messages. Through antiwar rallies and concerts, musicians entertained the audiences in hopes of encouraging support against war. Some of the notable musicians participating in the protests include Phil Ochs, who performed at multiple rallies and concerts throughout the country, including a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall. Although most of the songs are about antiwar, some songs express grief over the death of soldiers, and other songs express pain for those staying at home. The music protests against war helped pave the way for living in a better world and have peace.


Meisenzahl, A., & Peace, R. (2020). Protest music of the Vietnam War. United States Foreign Policy.

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