By Guntis Smidchens ( Author ) [ Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution New Directions in Scandinavian Studies By Jun-2014 Paperback kindle – Hometrainer-tests.de

By Guntis Smidchens Author Power of Song Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution New Directions in Scandinavian Studies By JunPaperback


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    I have not read it in its entirety but it is unique when a folklorist can show the influence of a region s songs three countries with three different languages on a nonviolent transition from deeply entrenched Soviet power to parliamentarian republics with democratic freedom s Using the translated lyrics of traditional folk songs and many modern compositions of different genre s he shows how the people of each nation were able to preserve a sense of identity and aspiration for independence even while the Soviet s took greater lengths than any other country perhaps to erase it through a forced eviction of inhabitants to Siberia prompting over a million exiles and forced emigration of Russians to these lands There is subversive humor in the songs and often simple beauty that yet connoted better freer times that the people remembered and longed for After 45 years of communist occupation, events on the ground, both political and environmental and social caught up and converged with the aspirations in the songs helping the people remain nonviolent and smiling as they protested and refused anything less than autonomy and self determination The singing revolution is a fascinating chapter in world history a fruit of Gene Sharp s theories and a testament to the people of the Baltic s who kept alive a courage to transform from within.


  2. Mike Roam Mike Roam says:

    midchens has thought of everything about how music worked as political action not just its lyrics, but also the singers and their moods, styles, individuality, encouragement of one another, sometimes sly pursuit of truth, and emotional impact Full of specific examples of courage and creativity and non violent action This fast paced book is a pleasure to read, and offers a real education about the Baltic lands and their musical traditions in the face of serfdom, tsarism, nazis, soviets.


  3. SeattleGuy999 SeattleGuy999 says:

    Excellent coverage of the subject both the Singing Revolution and the history that led up to it Well written, with translations of the important songs.


  4. Andris Rutins Andris Rutins says:

    Awesome book, especially if you were there, as I was Guntis offers a much deeper historical background than I expected.


  5. S. Osis S. Osis says:

    He is an excellent writer with a well researched book.


  6. Megan McCoy Megan McCoy says:

    I used this book for a research paper and it covered the topic I was writing about entirely.