June 18, 2020 | DAVIDSON & CHARLOTTE, NC – 89.9 WDAV
announced today, the release of a new podcast series titled Power Play.
On Power Play, co-hosts Alexander Karbo and Ross Hickman explore stories about the power of music, the music of the powerful, music as a means to power, and what happens when music and power go head to head.
“Music is an art form not everyone would immediately connect to broader systems of power,” says Hickman. “Music is indeed political, and Power Play demonstrates just how central culture is to any sort of understanding of politics and power.”
“Power Play is driven by finding and telling interesting stories. It gives listeners the opportunity to discover and learn about topics they wouldn’t normally be exposed to,” adds Karbo. “Through this series, we are contributing to the current conversations about race, power, privilege, and politics in our nation and globally.”
Season 1 is comprised of six episodes, released bi-weekly, beginning with Calypso: Race, Land, and Politics through Journalistic Music. This episode examines the political messages of Calypso music from Trinidad & Tobago. The popular genre has perhaps the most vivid and explicitly political words of the series. Calypsonians engage in history and identity with compelling frankness, fusing music, and journalism to speak truth to power.