Which music do you think gives human beings a means to voice concerns? Name specific songs, singers, bands, types of music...
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MESSAGES is one of my favourite song which voice out environmental concern. It was written and sang by very talented Australian folk singer and multi-instrumentalist XAVIER RUDD.
I used this song in one of the videos I created about 3 years ago to help spread the message.
Enjoy ! 😄
P.S The best way to experience and reconnect with nature is to camp out in the wilderness. Go hiking in the forest, breathe in the fresh air, swim in lakes, go fishing, enjoy the sound of crickets and wildlife at night, gaze at the stars, soak up the warmth from a campfire and be awaken by birds chirping in the morning. It's priceless.
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"Talking About a Revolution" touches on the socio-economic and political issues. It's written and sang by Tracy Chapman - a contemporary folk singer-songwriter and anthropologist.
"Fast Car" - another one on socio-economic issues by Tracy Chapman.
Social conscience from NIGERIA...highly political
"You go see the corruption...inflation...suffering...suffering of the people...stealing...killing...shooting...government...many things..."
SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80..."MANY THINGS"
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Anyone listen to 'System of a Down'? It is a very political heavy metal band, which is anti war, anti corruption and anti BS in general.
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN
Damn I am having trouble posting. Music means a lot to me, it means places, people, times, moments - split seconds where Dave Gilmour and Pink Floyd have 30,000 people spellbound - the sun shining down on the water as a young hawk soars above.
Blues - saw Buddy Guy again this year and Mr Fogarty the genius. Love Boom Boom..often sing that through my reg while at deco. Also sing Neil Young's Old Man. Bluesy Jazzy vein at the moment Robert Cray is doing it for me - smooth operator indeed. I have pretty wild and obscure tastes in music, one minute I can be listening to Edie Brikell and the New Bohemians doing What I am, the next Ella Fitzgerald doing At Last. Aussie music is big - I grew up going to concerts or being part of support bands - token groupie lol was my nickname - bands like the the Saints...Just like Firewood - what an amazing song. Im wandering around in the background somewhere in the clip lol. Being part of the Aussie Rock scene in the 80s was a cool time. We had noiseworks practicing their first album in the loungeroom and a young diesel having guitar lessons in the kitchen. It was the bestest time - we had Boom Crash Opera having hits about an onion falling off a bench LOL, our music was hilarious then.
I sing Richie Claptons Deep Water a lot while diving. And Tom Petty Free Falling.
I also find myself singing highly bizarre songs like Gordon Lightfoots If you could read my mind (Please stop laughing) and Neil Diamonds Solitary Man when im diving.
And I guess you can all see where Littlewing comes from 😊
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Ahh yes Xavier Rudd...at the moment im trying to get my head around Eddie Vedders Rise. Lots of awesome music mentioned here.
Two of the best socially conscious performances ever:
This incendiary one happened a day after an IRA bombing.
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Proves political songs don't need to be angry.
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Black Sabbath has a few things to say.
This one is written about WWII. War and politics.
In response to: Msg #167979
Another all time protest classic. It was remade by a big supergroup several years ago to raise funds for AIDS prevention. The original is still the best:
The video that basically inspired the rock fundraiser, and still one of the best of its type:
Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley
Neil Young's Rockin the Free World
Two songs I use regularly to show kids that the world doesn't revolve around them! Okay, in context, they are great to introduce 20th century Australian history topics:
From Little Things Big Things Grow - Paul Kelly
I was only 19 - Redgum