Music

Masking in Pop Music: A Brief History in Video

As a follow up to our post about Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and the power of masks, we present a brief history of women (and one man) who should be recognized as the originators of masking in popular music. These artists challenge our notions of beauty, gender, and race and make connections through their masks and costumes to iconography both ancient and futuristic. Enjoy. And please feel free to add to this list.

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