Season 1 Mixtape


Whether it’s a protest song or a rallying anthem, we know that music has the power to inspire change.

As we explore our central question in this first season of CKX Questions, we’re also building a digital mixtape (or playlist for you digital natives) featuring artists and songs that inspire us in our pursuit of social change.


While we won’t be waiting by the radio ready to hit record when our favourite jam comes on, we will be adding songs throughout the season, so be sure to check back or subscribe to our playlist on Apple Music for the latest updates.


Liner Notes

  1. Gil Scott-Heron was a poet, musician and author of the Black Arts Movement whose work deeply impacted and influenced activists, artists and musicians.

  2. Mack the Knife has its roots in the German opera Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), a socialist critique of capitalism. Its final verse (which is often dropped within modern interpretations of the song) speaks to the class divides of society:

    There are some who are in darkness
    And the others are in light
    And you see the ones in brightness
    Those in darkness drop from sight.

  3. Prolific the Rapper’s powerful remix of Tribe Called Red’s Stadium Pow Wow is both a lyrical and visual force.


What is the music of your movement?

Share your favourites in the comments below and we’ll add them to this season’s playlist.

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