Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing’: NPR’s American Anthems Series

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    We were so blown away by Beyoncé’s performance at the Coachella music festival that we decided to scrap our previous plans and dedicate this week’s entire episode to it. We think her performance will go down in the annals of American pop music as one of the greatest live shows ever.

    We close read some of our favorite moments, including her beautiful rendition of the black national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and how she turns the swag surf into a dance for royalty. And we talk about the ways Beyoncé continues to shape-shift and grow as an artist, reinterpreting her own musical catalogue and making it richer, more sonorous and more black. We think about the ways black American music has always been misappropriated, and the ingenious way Beyoncé is pushing against that history, making music so skillful it can’t ever be replicated.

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  2. Fascination, Friendship And Desire: Kathleen Hanna On The Reign Of ‘Rebel Girl’

    This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

    The radio version of this story includes conversations with campers and counselors at girls’ rock camps, where "Rebel Girl" has become essential listening. Hear the piece at the audio link .

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  3. What Does YOUR VOICE Sound Like To Others?

    From Vocal Coach Chris Beatty at vocalcoach.com & blog.vocalcoach.com

    Ever recorded your voice on a cell phone or answering machine, then been surprised at the sound of the playback? This tip and exercises will help you get in touch with the sound of your voice that others hear. It will help you judge your sound as you speak and sing and make you a more intelligent communicator.

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