Academic Year 2017-2018

Event Title

Twisted Sister Said it Right: We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

Location

De Santis Building, Room 5026

Event Website

http://cahss.nova.edu/faculty/jessica_collado.html

Start Date

19-10-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

19-10-2017 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Description

This multimedia presentation will examine the influence that music has had in our society, and vice versa, with regards to resilience and resistance. Do certain genres make the messages of resilience and resistance more impactful? The pop genre seems to reign supreme with resilience songs like True Colors (Cyndi Lauper), You Gotta Keep Your Head Up (Andy Grammer), and Stronger (Kelly Clarkson). Influential rock songs that encourage group resistance include Revolution (The Beatles), Fortunate Son(Creedence Clearwater Revival), and Pigs (Pink Floyd). Following closely is the hip-hop genre with artists like NWA, Public Enemy, and 2Pac who are also known for “leading the resistance” and sharing stories of resilience. Through research of various songs, one can argue that certain genres are more influential to “get the message out”. In addition, this presentation will also discuss the historic and political influence that music has had in international societies, as well as establishing a healthy dialogue between the two.

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Faculty in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts in CAHSS

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Oct 19th, 12:00 PM Oct 19th, 1:00 PM

Twisted Sister Said it Right: We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore!

De Santis Building, Room 5026

This multimedia presentation will examine the influence that music has had in our society, and vice versa, with regards to resilience and resistance. Do certain genres make the messages of resilience and resistance more impactful? The pop genre seems to reign supreme with resilience songs like True Colors (Cyndi Lauper), You Gotta Keep Your Head Up (Andy Grammer), and Stronger (Kelly Clarkson). Influential rock songs that encourage group resistance include Revolution (The Beatles), Fortunate Son(Creedence Clearwater Revival), and Pigs (Pink Floyd). Following closely is the hip-hop genre with artists like NWA, Public Enemy, and 2Pac who are also known for “leading the resistance” and sharing stories of resilience. Through research of various songs, one can argue that certain genres are more influential to “get the message out”. In addition, this presentation will also discuss the historic and political influence that music has had in international societies, as well as establishing a healthy dialogue between the two.

https://nsuworks.nova.edu/far_fls/ay2017-2018/lectures/2