The power of music

There has probably never been a liberation struggle that has not had a musical backing track.  And in many cases this has been superbly documented – for example, Rhythm of Resistance – Beat of the Heart and Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (South Africa) and The Singing Revolution (Estonia).  The function of music as the holder of a people’s identity along with its capacity to bolster courage in the face of adversity are well known, and once more is raised in this Al Jazeera piece on the music of the Palestinians

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