I would like you to think about this proposal in terms of several things. First, consider the song you are going to investigate. Consider what it is about that song that intrigues you, that you are curious about, that makes you want to learn more about it. (Don’t just write that you have always loved the song— really engage it critically.) Discuss what makes it a protest song and what it is protesting against, and/or the social justice issue being raised. As stated above, the song must have been released during your lifetime, either as an original recording or a re-interpretation of an older song.
Second, where do you think this song will lead you, in terms of research and other music? How does the song exhibit the characteristics of its genre? How does it connect to a particular moment in history?
Third, I would like you to consider what the song means to you, personally. Why do you think it is important? Are you willing to dedicate 11 weeks to studying it, which will mean listening to it over and over and over again?
Fourth, I would like you discuss what concerns you have about completing the project.
Embed and/or link to all media referenced, including a version of the song itself (assume that Bill might not know the song and will need to listen to it).
You don’t need to address the items in the order listed above, and your proposal shouldn’t read like a bulleted list. Rather, the ideas and topics should appear seamlessly in your discussion. The goal is to showcase why you want to this, what you will do, where it might appear, and why it is important.
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