Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement // Music on Film
Music on Film: Inspiring music docs from around the world come together with special musical performances and discussions selected by the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Whether it was blues, folk, gospel, or R&B, the civil rights movement drew strength, focus, and power through music. Let Freedom Sing is a formidable chronicle of the individuals who cried out, in song, against inequality, racism, poverty, and war. With never-before-seen footage and affecting accounts from the Mississippi Freedom Riders, who sang every day as they risked life and limb, to Grammy-winning artists, who continue to pen inspired lyrics capable of moving a nation, this doc explores the civil rights movement and its continuing impact on music, politics, and culture. Stick around for a special post-screening Q&A hosted by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music.
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