Sound of freedom (2/2) | DW Documentary

Sound of freedom (2/2) | DW Documentary
200 years of the music of freedom, hope and protest: This two-part documentary tells the story of songs which have change into iconic -- from the “Marseillaise” to “Bella Ciao” and “I Will Survive.”

What does the folks tune “Die Gedanken sind frei” must do with Russian band Pussy Riot’s “punk prayer?” What traditions do the Free Nelson Mandela motion or Beyoncé’s feminist pop check with?

Music touches folks. It motivates and comforts them. However pop music may also be political: Because the French Revolution on the very newest, social upheaval and political tune have been intently linked. Famous person Beyoncé is exhibiting the way in which: She makes use of her fame to attract consideration to the discrimination in opposition to coloured folks within the USA and combat for equal rights for girls. She’s a part of a protracted custom of sounds that modified the world: From the “Marseillaise” to Billie Vacation’s “Unusual Fruit,” “Ladies Simply Wanna Have Enjoyable” and “Wind of Change”. The “Marseillaise”, for instance, remains to be the anthem to liberty, equality and fraternity it was in the course of the French Revolution, though at this time there may be a whole lot of debate about whether or not passages which are notably gory or glorify violence needs to be modified. “March of the Ladies” accompanied the combat for feminine suffrage in Britain. “Wind of Change” by German rockers Scorpions remains to be one of the highly effective evocations of the top of the Chilly Conflict and have become the anthem of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. “Sound of Freedom” makes use of each stars and up to date witnesses to focus on the revolutionary energy of music.

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