Monday, July 12, 2010

Social Activism 101: Ballad of the Black Gold

Social Activism 101: Ballad of the Black Gold

Everybody may have heard of a classic phrase "seeing is believing". In a way though, the screen that you are watching right now to read these my words is also a "seeing tool".

By having seen something that you have only heard about it before, I'm sure it was a pretty shocking, or eye-opening, experience. So, images that is focused on seeing is a powerful tool.

I call those tools visual materials. And today I wanna show this visual material from an area of social activism.

Social activism covers up many different fields, like politics, economy, n environment, and it totally is based on a strong will for social change.

This music video "Ballad of the Black Gold" is a work by Reflection Eternal. They really do their social activism. In their lyrics of this song, they rap about our reality addicted to petroleum. They also sing about Nigeria n Gulf of Mexico where the petro keeps leaking everyday. Just "see" it.

積極的社会行動主義 101: ブラックゴールドのバラード




ワタクシ個人的にそういったものは基本、「視聴覚教材」扱いします。今回は Social Activism = 積極的社会行動主義のエリアから一つ、視聴覚教材で紹介します。 

積極的社会行動主義 = Social Activism は結構幅広く社会のことをカバーしている。大体にして、政治経済や環境など社会にとって重要なものをより良い方向へ変革させようという強い思いがベースにある。

冒頭の音楽ビデオは「ブラックゴールドのバラード」です。 Reflection Eternal というデュオの作品。彼らの作品は Social Activism の特徴がある。この Ballad of the Black Gold では、石油依存社会の現実をラップしてます。原油流出が続くナイジェリアやメキシコ湾などもリリックに出てきます。「一見」です。

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