It’s just music. Or is it? - Music as a means of political and social influence

by Anu Ahola, Tove Djupsjöbacka, Kare Eskola, Riikka Hiltunen, Antti-Ville Kärjä, Sini Mononen, Auli Särkiö-Pitkänen

FMQ Special Feature 1/2021 focuses on the multiple relations between music, politics and social activism. What is the role of music in political campaigns? Should or could a modern-day musician and composer make political statements? Do they have a responsibility to do so? What if an entire genre is harnessed to a particular ideology? Our writers also discuss the political dimensions of music history and historiography.