Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Week 2: Songs of Protest

Task 2

1. Find a song of protest that you like. Next week bring the song and the lyrics and explain to us why it is important to you. You can choose one of the songs linked below if you like.

2. Write your own song lyric about something you care about.

USA and UK:

Nina Simone: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come

Jasiri X: People Over Profits

Truth Be Known: Yout's Mentality

Kendrick Lamar: i

Pete Seeger: We Shall Overcome

Kate Tempest: Renegade

John Legend: Glory

Stevie Wonder: Conversation Peace

The Specials: Ghost Town

Wu-Tang Clan: A Better Tomorrow

Tracy Chapman: Talkin'Bout A Revolution

Arrested Development: People Everyday

2Pac: Keep Ya Head Up

Bob Marley: Get Up Stand Up

The Black Eyed Peas: Where Is The Love?

Asa: Fire On The Mountain

Akon & Wyclef Jean: Sweetest Girl

India Arie: I Am Not My Hair

Jonny Lindos: Stop Knife Crime!


Hugh Masekela: Stimela - South Africa (Coal Train)

Victor Jara: Manifiesto - Chile (I don't sing for love of singing but because my guitar has meaning)

Amel Mathklouthi: Kilmati Houra (My Word Is Free) -Tunisia

El General: Rayes Le Bled -Tunisia (with English subtitles)

K'Naan: Somalia 

Emmanuel Jal: We Want Peace - South Sudan

Collectif Africa Stop Ebola: Africa Stop Ebola - (with English subtitles)

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