Thursday, March 1, 2007

Music reflecting societal issues

Here is a fascinating song by Israeli group, Teapacks - "Push the Button".

Teapacks writes songs about current social issues, and this song reflects Israeli concerns about Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's frequent threats to destroy Israel. They were chosen to represent Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest, but may be banned because of its "inappropriate political message."

Their style has been described as "Nerdy Jewish Apocolyptic Cabaret Rap" by the incomparable Zombie.

This song is worth listening to just for trying to understand Teapacks' perspective. Let me know if you think this song should be banned from the song contest or not.

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