The Sound of Social Justice in Aotearoa

  • Posted on: 14 June 2020
  • By: braf
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On this course we will explore how reggae music became a soundtrack to Maori, and Polynesian social movements here in Aotearoa New Zealand. We will explore bands such as 'Dread, Beat and Blood' 'Aotearoa' 'Herbs' and how they epitomised social justice, for Maori, for Pacific Nation's people, and for all. In solidarity with post-punk movement these groups also created a sound canvass for Anti-Springbok Tour protests; the peace movement, Greenpeace, labour and feminist movements.

We will also apply these ideas to creating some of our own music.

For those wanting to perform we are creating 'Every Fine Friday' a chance to perform at the square.

Compare and contrast the characteristics of music associated with a range of sound environments, in relation to historical, social, and cultural contexts

Apply knowledge of the elements of music, structural devices, stylistic conventions, and technologies through integrating aural, practical, and theoretical skills.

The google classroom for this course is: 7sgb3uo