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Week 8 Listening Questions FREEDOM SONGS 1. Using “Oh Freedom” or other songs from the listening as example, discuss the role of the song leader in the freedom song tradition. Note both musical and social functions. The song leader's function is to provide a leadership role in the group so that the audience can identify the message of the song with. Also in terms of musical function, having a song leader allows the song to be more clean not all over the place with multiple singers trying to be the center of attention 2. How might you interpret “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round” (sung by the SNCC Freedom Singers) as an updated spiritual. What similarities or differences can you hear in the music and lyrics? 3. How does the ensemble style or freedom song performance compare and contrast with that of

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