Artists such as Athrea Franklin, Marvin Gaye started to recognise socail problems and use music to highlight social issues
Whats going on - Marvin Gaye - 1971
Funk, Soul and Disco was at the forefront of Music in the 1970's with extensive use of synthesisers. Still using syncopated rhythms whilst providing music to dance to still provided a strong political message.
Warning some strong language is used.
Radical American Poets became the precusor to Hip-Hop. Poetry recited over music with political messages. Gil Scott-Heron is considered one of the founders of Hip-Hop.
How do these song relate to one another? How are they different?
All songs talk about social inequality, which song is more effective in delivering this message and why?
With the use of uplifting beats and rhythm, do you think that takes away from the seriousness of the issue or celebrates unity and people coming together under a common cause?