Recorded for ‘I’m Inclusive Too: Music and Social Justice’, a day of ideas, inspiration and participation for anyone involved in inclusive music making with young people. The event’s theme is looking at how social change can be brought about through participatory music.
FMU Songs is a group of adults with learning disabilities who meet monthly to write songs together. This song was created by a random process, we drew the chords from a hat, we drew the genre (Reggae) from a hat, also the tempo and the feel of the piece.
We spent time looking at what protest is and what social injustice is. We chose not to focus on one specific thing to protest against, rather the group was struck by how many things were unfair and we set about identifying these things (education, food, shelter etc…) and putting them into our song.
The result was recorded during our sessions and features drumming and vocals by the group members and a foundation created by the group leaders based on the random generator.
If you would like to join our Songs group please call the Openstorytellers office on 01373 471 171. Sessions run on the third Saturday of each month from 10am – 2.30pm.
Venue: Elliot Building, Public Offices, Frome, BA11 1EF (Map to Elliot Building, Public Offices)