Course Details
Lift Every Voice and Sing: Performing Social Justice
Course Code CLSY506
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15.00
Level 5
Download Course Descriptor
This course explores in theory and in practice the many ways the act of coming together in song can unite and uplift people in diverse, often oppressive, social contexts. We will take Lift Every Voice and Sing the African American National Anthem composed in 1900 by brothers James Weldon and John Rosamond Johnson and still popular today, for example as sung by Beyonc at Coachella in 2018 both as an inspiration and as a point of departure for considering the power of song in Aotearoa. Looking at key examples of songs and waiata that perform a desire for social justice at the intersection between hope and resistance on stages and in the streets, in New Zealand and elsewhere we will analyse and sing songs of freedom, of protest and of revolution, anthems and rallying cries. Students will have the opportunity to compose and perform songs that reflect their personal circumstances and understandings and pursue their own ideas of social justice, and to participate in a collective performance.
No Resource is available.
The course is available as part of the following qualifications.
Expand to see requisite details. Points
  AK2002   Certificate in Arts   (CertArts)
  AK3704   Bachelor of Arts   (BA)
  INEXCH1   International Exchange (Inbound)   (INEXCH)
  SABRD1   Study Abroad   (Study Abroad)
  ICE1   Individual Course Enrolment   (ICE)
  AK2001   Diploma in Arts   (DipArts)
No requisite courses specified.
No timetable information is available.
Main Menu
Qualification Specialisations
Qualification Types
Qualifications by Faculty
Short Courses
Course Search
Academic Calendar
Downloadable Forms and Guides