Friday April 10, 2020

Gavin Friday, Ute Lemper and Jia Tolentino on finding a new voice through art

In an age of amplification by social media, how can artists best serve the causes they wish to represent? For Gavin Friday and other artists, it’s about getting involved with the right issues

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

1st September, 2019
Gavin Friday and other artists will perform Bertolt Brecht songs and poems in the National Concert Hall on September 14 and 15 Pic: Peter Rowan

We live in politically uncertain times; in an era of divisiveness and polarity – of Twitter wars, trolling and reality television presidents. “It’s frightening,” reflects Gavin Friday. “When you turn around, it’s like the 1930s, with the rise of racism and hate. It’s time that music and lyrics got more verbal about this. We need the punk. We need the Brecht.”

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