Six examples of 2015's "protest songs" including Lady Gaga's powerful commentary on campus sexual assault and its devastating effects. Other issues discussed include violence against women, global warming, and same-sex marriage.
Ethiopian-American singer, Kenna Zemedkun, is using his music to bring awareness to a variety of social justice causes. He promises to give 50% of all his proceeds to causes that his fans choose. Over 25 different charities will be supported by his fans and his music.
I was recently asked how I integrate songs into my Spanish classes. Here is the much longer version of my answer. I consider, first, teaching just the chorus or a portion of the song. It’s an authentic resource, which is fantastic, but typically over the head of most of my students without lots of backwards planning. So, choosing just a portion is fine. My 9th graders still sing the chorus to Estrella de Mar (starfish) that I taught them in first grade when they were studying the…
Author, Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele, wonders if Formation's hype is only because its creator is Beyonce. She also points out five other just as political music videos about blackness that preceded Formation. These older videos comment on a variety of topics, from the South African apartheid to racial tensions in Brazil.
Premiere: Stromae Warns Of The Tweetpocalypse In Amazingly Animated "Carmen" Video
Stromae @Stromae - Carmen by Sylvain Chomet. Stromae unveils the animated clip of Carmen, his song dedicated to social networks. We owe the designer and French director Sylvain Chomet (Triplets of Belleville) and Orelsan.