narrative: It’s a first person narrative. The setting: nightclubs where Miss Holiday sang. The narrator: a VERY (very, very, very!!!) famous African American Blues singer. The title is a reference to the first two words of the famous protest song “Strange fruit”. In the Southern and Border States, these trees held the bodies (the strange fruit) of people victims of lynching. Detailed comprehension – Choose the right answer(s). ‘Strange fruit’ is the title of a song performed / a movie made / a book written
painter who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades . Dylan performs with guitar , piano and harmonica . Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was , at fist , an informal chronicler and then an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest . A number of his songs , such as « Blow'in the Wind » « The Times They Are a Changin » became anthems for both the civil rights and the anti-war movements. He has explored many traditions of American song , from folk , blues
single of their 8th album 21st Century Breakdown which is a rock-opera. It means that all the songs from the album make a story and 21 guns is the end of this story. 21 guns is a soft rock song with a slow rhythm. Used instruments are acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar and drums.
The album follows the story of a young couple through the problems of the American society during Bush era. In 21 guns the couple takes refuge in a house because they’re chased by police who doesn’t hesitate
Fiche de Lecture
« Protest Songs : Those on the Top Forty and Those of the Streets », American Quarterly, Vol.22, No4 (Winter, 1970), pp. 807-823. Par R. Serge Denisoff.
Résumé de l'article :
Cet article a été publié en 1970, dans la revue académique, American Quarterly, journal considéré comme l'une des principales ressources concernant les études Américaines. L'auteur du texte, R. Serge Denisoff est le fondateur de la revue Popular Music and Society, créé en 1971 et qui publie des articles
Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
I would like to present you the song Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen.
Born in the USA was written in 1981 for a movie proposed by Paul Schrader. It's one of the most famous track of the artist. Bruce made this track just after the vietnam war to denounce the war and the Reagan's politic which ignores the American middle-class, first victims of the crisis. It has been composed by bruce springsteen in 1981 for the first time and published october 30, 1984
I'm going to talk about a Pink Floyd song. Pink Floyd is a progressive and psychedelic rock band from London, in England.The band was founded in 1965, and was especially active in the 60's and the 70's. It is renowned for his philosophical lyrics, his experimentative and planning music, his innovative concept albums, and his elaborate live shows. It frequently deals with issues such as relationships, drugs, religion, war...
Another Brick in the Wall is actually the title of three parts, subtitled
vous présenter est Blowing in the wind, une chanson de Bob Dylan écrite en 1962. Cette chanson est la première chanson de « révolte moderne » ou « protest song » à être diffusé dans le monde entier. Cette protest song parle de guerre, paix et liberté. C'est à cette époque que la guerre du Vietnam éclate. La problématique à laquelle je vais répondre à l'aide de cette oeuvre est : « En quoi Bob Dylan est-il un artiste engagé? »
I/ Description du contexte historique
En 1961 la guerre du Vietnam
society”, is a topic on which people can agree and others not. Personally, I think a little bit of both. It’s what I am going to develop. Now I will base myself on different styles of songs (rap, reggae, punk and protest songs), the two versions of Imagine and Another Day in Paradise; everything seen in class.
I agree because music or songs are omnipresent all over the world. They have a very big influence in our lives. For example, Imagine by John Lennon is a song that makes unhappy
WALL PART 2
Song wrote by Rogers Waters in 1979 and extract from the album” THE WALL”
Another brick in the wall is divided in 3 parts and we will study the 2nd part wich is the most famous!!
Short song not many sentences but all of them are very committed to the aim to attack teachers and education
The ryth and the voice are clipped and more specially can remaind us of a military parad
Moroever the viseo clip show students who are walking like they could do if they were in a military parad
It isn’t nice.
« It isn’t nice » is the title of the Malvina Reynolds’ song realized in 1964. Songs have always been a means of expression. Here, Malvina Reynolds tries to make think about a strong thought: the segregation in 60’s in USA. So, we are going to talk, first, about the initial problem with the singer, the context and what she asks. Then, about the protest that is the attempts (before and now) and the effects.
First, Malvina Reynolds is folk singer who lived in USA during the segregation