I think music is such a powerful tool in raising awareness and fighting for justice because it is accessible for so many people as they hear a catchy phrase that makes them think. In Minu’s case, making music to fight for migrant justice presents the issue to his audience in…

Week 7:

The trauma experienced by the Okinawan women had a lot of impact on their response to the military base construction. After losing their family members and normal way of life, these women had to rely on each other and the land they use for farming. It makes sense…

Love the Lil Baby mention. He really does express the struggles he went through which can bring communities together through shared experiences as you mentioned.

What we have called “cultural productions” have an important place in the analyses of the eruption of political struggle. Some of the best art, films, and songs have a political message which make issues or political agendas well known to the people that hear and see these works. These kinds…

The impacts of labels is so strong because we as humans put so much meaning into a word that a single descriptor can destroy someone’s life. This is the case for being labeled a spy in Okinawa. Ichiro says, “Those who did not obey the military law were identified as…

I think Kawashima insists on focusing on the suppression of Korean workers by the Soaikai because it is a strong example of the unequal way Koreans were treated in Japan. The Korean organization Roso was a union made by and for Koreans so that they could get help in fighting…

There are two main things that stand out to me that prompted so many Koreans to fight against Japanese rule. Firstly, in the Korean Declaration of Independence it is said that Korea had not been ruled by an alien force for thousands of years (Declaration of Independence 1919) and in…

As in my previous post for week one and two, sound and soundscapes have a huge impact on our relationships especially in relation to capitalism. Through Goffe’s idea of extra-coloniality that has taken place in Jamaica, I have seen how the music of sound brought two groups together against the…

Week 1:

In my reading of the Goffe text, I come to think that extra-coloniality is the colonization that occurs from countries not traditionally regarded as colonialist. Relating this to sound and soundscapes, the sense of hearing is a huge selling point within the system of capitalism. Something like songs…

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