VIDEO: Social Change Through Song
The right song at the right time is just what you need to send a message. Altering lyrics to make them your own is part of a long American folk tradition.
The Twin Cities Labor Chorus reclaims this tradition by re-working contemporary lyrics and cultural themes into songs from as far back as the American Civil War.
Director Josh Wise says the music is only part of the performance. He also hopes the audience will participate and be inspired to become active in social change.