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Music finds its way into every corner of our world. Whether it’s sounds written to soothe our four-legged friends, or a loud, politically charged punk song, music can change the way we feel and often has larger implications than we imagine. In the latest Audible Original series, Pitch, you’ll hear an incredible range of stories that illustrate why music is so central in our connections to each other, our history, and how we navigate the culture and the current moment.

When you add Pitch to your library you will receive all 9 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes. To hear more great podcasts and short listens, visit Audible.com/AudioShows.

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Music brings people together. What happens when it brings people together to tear the world apart?
77-year old Calypso Rose penned a dance tune that became an empowering anthem at Carnival.
Do cats even like music? Just listen…
When a campaign adopts a song, it’s a message. What if it’s not what the musician intended?

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  • Ep. 2: Boy, Don't Touch Me (Pitch)
  • 77-year old Calypso Rose penned a dance tune that became an empowering anthem at Carnival.
  • Ep. 5: Recognition (Pitch)
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  • When a campaign adopts a song, it’s a message. What if it’s not what the musician intended?

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  • Simon
  • 08-20-18

Diverse but Consistently Interesting

This is fascinating stuff, everything from Cornish pop music to how a singer and her music came crashing into 1950s American identity politics. The stories were all interesting, extremely diverse and if it did nothing else it taught me just how little I know about the world's music. One of my favourites, even though some of the journalism in it came across as a little condescending, covered how French government attempts to protect traditional French music actually led to a massive explosion of the country's hip hop scene. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in stories about world music, some of its big personalities and how music has helped shape our world.

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