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Re-exploring Earth Song

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Sameeksha Trust

Source : Economic and Political Weekly

Campus : Amritapuri

Center : AmritaCREATE

Year : 2021

Abstract : Music is a universal language that transcends borders, reinforces beliefs, has the power to become a catalyst for social change, and can possibly heal the world. Michael Jackson’s Earth Song, released in 1995, continues to be relevant today, and this essay explores the profound messages communicated urging viewers to adopt environmental rights as a way forward. The hopes that 2021 would usher in technological breakthroughs and unprecedented development to take humanity into the future, into a utopian reality, has come to a complete standstill. The continuous onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has strong-armed even first-world countries, as humanity continues to grapple with an unprecedented threat to life. The most popular cities in the world resemble deserted cities described in distant dystopian futures—like the Handmaiden’s Tale. As the death toll continues to mount, it is an opportune moment to re-explore the profound messages communicated in the Earth Song.

Cite this Research Publication : Rajlakshmi Kanjilal and P. P. Vijayalakshmi, "Re-exploring Earth Song." Economic and Political Weekly (2021): 56(20), Sameeksha Trust

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