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Message de ilyan posté le 27-04-2014 à 15:13:41 (S | E | F)
je suis en première et je voudrais savoir ce que vous pensez de ma réponse à la question suivante :
"Do you think songs are an effective way to protest ?"
Me connaissant, ma copie est sûrement bourrée de fautes, que hélas je ne pourrai corriger seul... alors je m'en remets à vous.
Merci d'avance pour vos réponses.
The music has such a powerful effect on people, but it is difficult to make yourself heard and to express your opinion, moreover if there are lots of different ways to do it. Do you think songs are an effective way to protest ?
There are lots of ways to protest, on the one hand we have the violent protest way , specific destructive forms like suicide, self-immolation ( the Tunisian Revolution and the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi on 17 December 2010), Bombing and terrorism which are a form of protestation too ( The September 11 attacks, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group « al-Qaeda » upon the United States )
And on the other hand we have all nonviolent protest ways like petition , letters, Boycott (the 1976,1980 and 1984 Olympic boycotts issue of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union), strike, demonstrate, march, which is one of the most important way to protest but sometimes march or demonstrate lead to rioting (The 1960s and 1970s student riots in Western Europe), civil disobedience ( « Let me have those seats » from Rosa Parks against the Apartheid), and even cultural movement of the mid-1960s in the USA.
The other way to protest without violence is the protest song, why is it so effective ?
Firstly, the music is for everyone, because we have lots of different music genres like : Folk, Blues, African, Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock etc...
there is so many styles, and consequently everyone can identify himself with one of this genre, it shows that music is something universal and more precisely that the music's scope is infinite.
Secondly, the music is free, and the author is free to think and to tackles to any topic he wants, like racist crime « It isn't Nice » from Malvina Reynolds. For instance a song can criticises globalisation, corruption, The Education system, the media, the police, politicians... Ani Difranco has tackled all those subjects in only one song named « Serpentine » (2003).
In addition it is easy to listen and to share music, moreover today with all the news technologies, the most popular way to listen protest song is the Radio but also on the Internet with a lot of free-to-use website as Deezer, YouTube, Dailymotion.
Finally, music has accompanied changes in society, from the « Black Power » to the Hippie era in 1960 which blended peoples together during the popular festival as Woodstock, it was a giant festival for peace, openness and cultural expression. Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Noah and Young were some of the musicians at the concert.
But when you are a song writer and when you voice your claim, it's easy to become the target of people who not agree with you, like Lounès Matoub a famous Algerian singer/poet assassinated on 25 June 1958 by an Islamic group named « GIA », in conclusion a German poet (Heinrich Heine) of the 19th century said « Where words leave off, music begins »...
source : Wikipedia, Goodreads, et c'est tout.
Modifié par lucile83 le 27-04-2014 15:23
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