History in songs

History in songs

This didactic concert offers ten or more well known songs that have been inspired by historical moments or people from the twentieth century. It fits in with the History curriculum for 4ºE.S.O./ Bachiller. Topics include the First and Second world wars ("All Together Now" by The Farm and "Enola Gay" -by O.M.D.) and the Cold war ("Russians" by Sting, now frighteningly topical again) while Marilyn Monroe ("Candle in the wind" by Elton John) and Martin Luther King ("Pride "-by U2) are among the people who have inspired great songs. The Beatles reflect on "Revolution" and Bruce Springsteen gently recounts an 11 September story in "The Rising".

We´ll look at what these and other songs say about these events and people and how the music invokes the mood and feelings assocaited with them.

Minimum A2-B1 level of English required.