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The Music of Time

How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?

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BBC World Service Radio on Sunday
25th February 2018 at 12:06PM

The BBC World Service presents a six part series looking at six moments where music and identity seem to be inseparable. We look at the music and the meaning talking to the people who shaped the music and the response to the music. We examine the cultural, political and economic context of the music and examine how that has changed as society changed, and ask what the role the music itself served in the development of that society. 

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