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Pitch

Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Summary

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.

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Critic reviews

"An interesting series, right from the start." (The Observer)

"Fascinating stories." (The Guardian)

"Utterly riveting." (Sunday Times)

"Expertly curated, elegantly crafted micro-documentaries that span centuries, continents and even species." (Financial Times

"Fascinating... reminds us of the the power of music." (BBC Radio 4, Front Row)

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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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Confused.

Definitely not my cup of tea. Boring content ,had to give it a low score.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-19

pitch perfect

this series was an eye-opening listen. its investigation into difference musics and the relation they have with popular culture and politics was illuminating and extremely interesting. One of the most enthralling was Leave me alone: not only the gender politics but also discovering Calypso Rose . The series was well-written and produced: essays in oral form. I hope there is a second series.

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  • Carl marchiano
  • 02-08-19

Music Makes the World Go 'round

Interesting, and fun to hear about various cuktural, and societal, influences through music. My favourite episode was "Home;" A tale about how a small music club formed a band and brought such notoriety to an underprivileged school.

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