Music is not only used in film and advertising. Politics also makes use of the advantages of music to reinforce statements or statements. And if you are involved in any political parties, getting the best cb radio antenna is recommended.
Definition of political music
Political music or a political song is identified as music that is directly related to a political statement or a political-social tendency. Melody and text can induce reflection on a political aspect, strengthen prejudices, call for violence, or bring about political change.
Features of political music
- Political music can have the following characteristics
- Explain political and social contexts in an artistic or abstract way
- Can call for reflection on social and political conditions
- Can mobilize and call for political resistance
- Can be used as propaganda for manipulation and opinion formation
Examples of political music
Here are three very subjectively selected examples of political music.
Reinhard Mey: Ship of Fools
One of the favorite political songs is the songwriter Reinhard Mey’s “Ship of Fools”. The song targets politics in Germany but also global politics. Despite its age – at least released in 1998 – the song has lost none of its topicality. A ship of fools is being described here, the team being the politicians who do not know or do not want to admit that they are on the wrong course. Through vanity and selfishness, they prefer to drive towards the reef.
Thoughts are free: German folk song
The old German folk song “The thoughts are free” has its origins in the 18th century. It is about the time when absolutist rulers oppressed their people. As a result of the French Revolution, the idea of freedom, equality and state unity also began to grow within the German Confederation. The following song is about it:
Charlie Chaplin with the music of Hans Zimmer
This example shows how music can enhance and express political speech. It is the movie “The Great Dictator” by filmmaker Charlie Chaplin. The message of the film couldn’t be more topical: anti-Semitism, war and greed are still a global problem today. Humanity, compassion and charity take a back seat. Here the closing speech of the film is set under the music by Hans Zimmer.