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Peter Liversidge
Top 10: Protest Songs


Artist Peter Liversidge shares his top 10 protest-themed songs, coinciding with his May Day protest performance  and exhibition ‘Notes on Protesting’ at the Whitechapel Gallery. For the exhibition Liversidge held workshops with children from Marion Richardson Primary School to encourage them to express their views on community and the power of a collective voice.


Read our interview with the artist about the project, his record collection and his music selections.


1. PJ Harvey – “The Last Living Rose”

2. Robert Wyatt – “Shipbuilding”

3. Nina Simone – “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life”

‪4. ‪Fela Kuti – “Coffin for Head of State”

5. Low – “In Silence”

6. ‪‪Pete Seeger – “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”

7. ‪The Gladiators – “Rich Man Poor Man”

8. ‪Johnny Cash – “Man In Black”

9. ‪Sister Rosetta Tharpe. – “Didn’t it Rain / Trouble in Mind”

10. ‪Colin Stetson – “New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges”

Peter Liversidge: Notes on Protesting until 14 June at the Whitechapel Gallery. Liversidge’s May Day performance at 12pm in Gallery 2 on Friday 1 May 2015 (Free Entry).