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Songs of Conscience and Freedom

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Connecting Music, Politics and Social Change

Music is empowering. A song can create a new insight or alter a mood, affirm shared beliefs or introduce new ideas, evoke intense personal memories or loudly protest injustice. While the institutions of government give elected officials the authority to shape policy and create law, the power of music enables people to publicly express their needs and to create the debate and discussion necessary in a democracy. By analyzing powerful lyrics and discussing music as a tool for change, students will learn about the power of music and how modern technology, such as the internet, provides a global platform for expression. Recommended for grades 6+.


This workshop is offered Monday-Friday at 11am during the month of November, unless another workshop has been scheduled at that time.