Molly Mendoza

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Social Justice Through Music

Music is the language of the world. Music has the power to convey messages to audiences larger and wider than any news source, website, or media outlet. Some musicians and groups have begun to understand the power of their influence and used that influence to spread messages about social justice. For the most part these messages have been criticized. “Just stick to entertaining” is what the masses have requested. I disagree, I feel that the power to advocate and speak out through music and lyrics should be used as a tool to teach and disseminate knowledge about the social issues facing our society today. For this project I have sampled a series of recent songs with lyrics that do just that.