The presentation I am choosing to talk about is Music and World Peace Playlist (Ashton ). The author made a connection between music and world peace. Since music can be used as a way for sending a message, Artists can express their concern for the relations of our planet. World peace is something that is fought for everyday through numerous protesting and advocating. Music can help carry the message across the globe. The author mentions 2 songs which are “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson, and “We are the World” by USA for Africa. A musically intresting moment from Heal the world was at part (4:34) where people come together to sing the song and it creates a echo tone and less of Michael singing. A interesting moment for We are the world was at part (3:09) where all 45 singers are sining the harmony for the song.
Two songs I would choose for this topic are “We are here” by Alicia Keys, and “No more Trouble” by Bob Marley. “We are here” relates to the topic since Alica Keys believe in an empowered world community built on the true meaning of equality – where we are all considered one people, regardless of race, religion, gender, zip code, belief system or sexual orientation. “No more Trouble” relates to the topic since Bob Marley is tired of seeing wars happening around the world , and we need to bring love and having the strong help the weak. An interesting moment in “We are Here” the keys are being played and the kick drum thumping a few bars before the rest of the instruments start playing for the chorus. An interesting moment in “No more Trouble” is that there are three female vocals that are singing the chorus.
“We are Here” Alica Keys (2014) https://youtu.be/ktpUOHUwrUA
“No more Trouble” Bob Marley (1978) https://youtu.be/vPZydAotVOY