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Songs of Conscience and Freedom

Connecting Music, Politics & Social Change

Behind The Scenes - Programs that explore the history and creative aspect of the music world.

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+.