Welcome to the Gender Across Borders series Singing for Survival. This series is about speech, singing and noise; it is about using voices, musical instruments, and other forms of auditory expression to make an impact. The posts included in this series stretch the boundaries of the term “singing,” and range from a description of noises heard in the streets of Haiti after the earthquake to posts about Aretha Franklin, M.I.A., Buffy Sainte-Marie, and other artists and activists who sing for the survival of others.
This series ran on May 13-14, 2010. Click on the links below to see the posts featured in the series!
- Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Universal Soldier, by Kyle Bachan
- Addressing U.S. Immigration Policies in M.I.A.’s ‘Born Free,’ by Maria Guzman
- Glee: Confronting Adversity with Hyperbole and High Notes, by Roxanne Samer
- Ode to Aretha, or Reconnecting Women and Singing, by Clara Fischer
- The Sound of a City Shattered: Haiti, January 2010, by Daniel Patterson
- Singing, Survival and San Juan Copala: Murdered for their voices, by Amy Littlefield