Tuesday, 15 June 2010

[8 - 11] Can popular music achieve genuine political change?


There are countless examples over the years of how music has tried to change the world politics. Live aids music concert is undoubtedly the most famous example of music being involved in an attempt to change world politics. It was a very successful campaign and since the 1980s there are now people in third world countries who may not have be alive today if the event did not happen.
This happened because the event raised awareness around the world of what terrible things are happening in third world countries, resulting in people wanting to help. This proves music can achieve genuine political change.
Live aid got one of the highest viewing figures in television in history, billions of people watched it worldwide, and it helped the problem. This was achieved through a concert of music, therefore music can make a difference in the world and influence politics to make change.

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