Between the Lines

Random reflections from the youth in a juvenile correctional facility.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Freedom of Music

People sang because they new that one day they would be free and God knew that they would be free. The people who sang were Black people. The music was soul music, music that touches people’s souls just by hearing the beat. AF

Songs were sung to protest. The songs were song at mass meetings and church services. The music was spiritual and heart breaking. NH

There were people like Billie Holliday singing about the lynchings that took place. The songs expressed how the people felt. People sang everywhere: prisons, churches, wherever they wanted to express their feelings. People sang with feeling and emotion. The different types of music are gospel, spiritual music and music on how the Blacks should be set free and be equal to all races. PO

The music was untouchable to anyone who tried to take away to communication through the lyrics. It was a strong use of words. People sang everywhere: in jail, on the streets. They sang because they knew no one could take that away. Different music does different things. It can get you hyped up or make you sad. ME


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