England in songs

England in songs

Music and English have come a long way since the clever iambic pentameter of Chaucer´s masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales.

After the eruption of rock and roll in the U.S.A. in the fifties it was inevitable that imitation and experimentation would begin in the home of the mother tongue.

The songs in this didactic concert take us on a guided tour of Englishness. The concert includes , among others, the fascination with the royal family (Elton John- Goodbye England´s Rose), the "war spirit" with "We´ll meet again" to social criticism (A Town called Malice- The Jam) to raw rebellious musical anger ( London Calling- The Clash) to the odd peculiarities that the English are famed for (Sting- An Englishman in New York) humour (Always look on the Bright side of life) freedom (I want to break free - Queen), and an obligatory hat tip to The Beatles.

A minimum level of A2-B1 English is required.