Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance
September 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Sonic Rebellion connects Detroit’s musical and political histories with a wide range of artworks and artifacts to offer a listening space for the Rebellion’s reverberations. The Rebellion must be listened to and heard if it is ever to be understood. The show connects these historic events to more recent social movements, from Occupy to Black Lives Matter, illustrating threads between past protests and the unresolved racial politics in the United States today. One major such thread is the role of music as a catalyst for social change and empowerment.