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Let's get our voices warmed up
Remember to.... Sit or stand straight Keep shoulders down
SONG OF THE WEEK
PROTEST SONG: SINGING FOR CHANGE
There are events that are taking place in the USA, the UK and all across the world concerning the human rights of people of colour, protests and police violence.
Singing offers us a powerful yet peaceful way to bring our voices together in a common cause. Better still, by singing a protest song we communicate our message in a way that gets under the skin, offering an open invitation for anyone to join in at any time and any place.
This week we are going to learn songs about racial injustice.
Get on board, lil' children I wish I knew (how it would feel to be free) Lean on me Raise my voice Something inside so strong
What are protest songs?
Protest songs have been sung around the world for centuries, calling for social change and shining a light on injustice.
Across history, protest songs have come in many shapes and sizes, from the spirituals calling for the abolition of slavery sung during America’s civil war, the solemnly adapted hymns sung by the Suffragettes of the early twentieth century, to the extraordinary anthems of America’s 1960s civil rights and anti-war movement.
COMPOSER OF THE WEEK
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op.34
Exploring 20th Century Music
Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British music.
As you watch this video, play attention to the sound of each instrument.
Can you write the name of the instruments and a short description of them?
Is there any instrument or instruments that you like to play? Why?