A heartfelt OpEd by the director of the music documentary, “16 Bars,” on the challenges, solutions, and revelations of producing in a prison.
Tag: music in prisons
“Behind The Bars: A Week Dedicated to Music In, About, and From Prisons” is Soundfly’s collection of new and existing content that explores the role of music in prison reform initiatives from a number of contemporary and historical angles.
Through means of Dancehall rhythms, modal interchange, and ostinato, Michael Jackson gives us glimpses of Black American heritage in his protest song.
Today we explore the story of Bob Dylan’s “The Hurricane,” which helped raise awareness and support for wrongly accused boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.
Read about an incredible project that pairs a NYC string quartet with inmates at a South Carolina prison, where the results and changes go both ways.
Rapper Drakeo The Ruler is currently being held in jail as he awaits a further trial, but while there, he may have created 2020’s best album with JoogSzn.
We explore in audio, photo, and text, the history of John and Alan Lomax’s multiple visits to Parchman Farm to record prisoners’ work songs between 1933-69.
Exploring the impact of the establishment of a multi-vocal choir for women inmates in an Israeli prison by a professional conductor and music educator.
We sit down with famed hip-hop MC and producer Speech (of Arrested Development) to talk about his work recording and producing the music of prison inmates.
Music in prisons has long been considered a key device for rehabilitation. Amanda Petrusich examines its history, from Ellington to Cash and The Clash.
Announcing Behind The Bars, our week of unified, curated content that seeks to spread awareness of and active engagement with music programs in prisons.