Justice – Musical


Oriol Romaní


Towards a better world, with Casals, Big Bill, Ellington, Mahalia and Aretha

Introductory remarks

The music and attitudes of some musicians give us light on justice and on different ways to get near to it. In this class, we’ll listen recordings or watch videos by classical music cellist Pau Casals, blues singer and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy, composer and leader of jazz big band Duke Ellington, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and soul singer Aretha Franklin. Let’s enjoy these musical pearls, let them carry us where they want, and we can invite them to help us know something new about justice, about music or about ourselves.