The ‘joyful strains’ of our anthem are often just strained.
The little changes people may experience following the death of the Queen.
You can love a country and still hold it to account. I love Canada. But I won’t stand for the anthem at a sporting event or elsewhere, especially not when my kids are watching.
For the NFL, playing the national anthem started as a patriotic marketing ploy. It’s now played before every game alongside ‘Lift Every Voice,’ the Black national anthem, and ‘America the Beautiful.’
Penn State researchers who call themselves the ‘Happy Birthday Club’ suggest that we shouldn’t make judgments about our singing abilities based on familiar tunes that happen to be really hard.
An archive project is restoring the secret history of Namibia’s resistance music culture from the 1950s to the late 1980s – suppressed and censored during apartheid but now touring the world.
Before an exhausted crowd, Hendrix fused protest and horror with patriotism and optimism.
Several Indigenous rugby league players have vowed not to sing the national anthem during this week’s State of Origin match. Will the protest spark a conversation, or fizzle out?
The country’s ‘Black Mecca’ is hosting the Super Bowl. With the NFL’s national anthem controversy still lingering, this creates an undeniable paradox.
The storm over a nine-year-old refusing to stand for the national anthem is an indication of how ugly, and misguided, some aspects of national debate have become.
As debates over protests during the national anthem continue to rage, two scholars examine how legal and moral battles over the merits of patriotism in public schools have been playing out for years.
NFL players, historically losers in power struggles with team owners, can retake control of the kneeling-protest issue if they use social media to connect with the public.
A recent study might explain why there’s been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
A podcast on what music does to our brains, and why it moves us.
Banned from the BBC, denied its rightful place on the charts, ‘God Save the Queen’ – released 40 years ago this month – remains one of the most controversial protest songs of all time.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan’s, they still resonate today.
The controversy over Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It’s only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
Without much fuss, Canada voted to make its anthem gender neutral – but other countries don’t have it so easy.
Jerusalem has been mooted as England’s new national anthem – best swot up on its history.
It’s every performer’s dream. To stand in front of a huge live audience and perform the national anthem. So why did Deborah Cheetham decline the chance to sing at the 2015 AFL Grand Final?