eighth blackbird, Still in Motion
eighth blackbird asks, “Can music make social or political change?” David Little’s and the sky was still there combines live music, spoken text, and video to tell the story of soldier Amber Ferenz, a gay woman serving under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Bryce Dessner, guitarist of The National, was moved by the massacres in Sandy Hook and Newtown to write Murder Ballades, a musical meditation on the history of American violence through the prism of the murder ballad tradition.
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