Freedom Songs [world Service]

Episodes

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01Freedom 201420140204

Part1: The Human Voice. As part of the BBC Freedom 2014 season, Rebecca Kesby looks at.

Part1: The Human Voice. As part of the BBC Freedom 2014 season, Rebecca Kesby looks at how singing makes us feel happy and free.

01Freedom 201420140204

Part1: The Human Voice. As part of the BBC Freedom 2014 season, Rebecca Kesby looks at how singing makes us feel happy and free.

Part1: The Human Voice. As part of the BBC Freedom 2014 season, Rebecca Kesby looks at...

01Freedom 201420140305
01Freedom 201420140305

Part1: The Human Voice. As part of the BBC Freedom 2014 season, Rebecca Kesby looks at...

Part1: The Human Voice. As part of the BBC Freedom 2014 season, Rebecca Kesby looks at how singing makes us feel happy and free.

02Freedom 201420140211

Part 2: I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free. Candace Piette discovers what the s...

Part 2: I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free. Candace Piette discovers what the song meant when it was first written.

02Freedom 201420140211

Part 2: I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free. Candace Piette discovers what the song meant when it was first written.

Part 2: I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free. Candace Piette discovers what the s...

02Freedom 201420140218

Part 3: Argentina’s Rock and Roll. Natalio Cosoy reports on his generation growing up i...

Part 3: Argentina’s Rock and Roll. Natalio Cosoy reports on his generation growing up in the shadow of military rule.

02Freedom 201420140218

Part 3: Argentina’s Rock and Roll. Natalio Cosoy reports on his generation growing up in the shadow of military rule.

Part 3: Argentina’s Rock and Roll. Natalio Cosoy reports on his generation growing up i...

03Freedom 20142014022620140302 (WS)

Behzad Bolour of the BBC’s Persian Service talks to the Iranian musicians and singers finding ways of breaking the restrictions on the public performance of music and songs inside Iran.

He meets Iranian exiles rapping in Dubai, Iranian heavy metal bands in Georgia and Iranian exiles elsewhere finding freedom of expression through pop, rap, heavy metal music and fashion.

(Picture: A musician playing an Iranian electric guitar, Credit: Danesh Sarouie)

Part 4: The Persian Underground. Behzad Bolour talks to Iranian exiles to see how music...

Part 4: The Persian Underground. Behzad Bolour talks to Iranian exiles to see how musicians break restrictions on music in Iran.

03Freedom 20142014022620140302 (WS)

Part 4: The Persian Underground. Behzad Bolour talks to Iranian exiles to see how musicians break restrictions on music in Iran.

Part 4: The Persian Underground. Behzad Bolour talks to Iranian exiles to see how music...

Behzad Bolour of the BBC’s Persian Service talks to the Iranian musicians and singers finding ways of breaking the restrictions on the public performance of music and songs inside Iran.

He meets Iranian exiles rapping in Dubai, Iranian heavy metal bands in Georgia and Iranian exiles elsewhere finding freedom of expression through pop, rap, heavy metal music and fashion.

(Picture: A musician playing an Iranian electric guitar, Credit: Danesh Sarouie)

05 LASTFreedom 20142014030520140309 (WS)
20140310 (WS)

What’s happening to us physiologically, chemically and psychologically when we sing?

"The human voice is the organ of the soul" - so says the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing? claimed US philosopher and psychologist William James.

“When I sing, I believe. I’m honest…? Frank Sinatra.

The human voice is the only musical instrument just about everyone can play. Every culture in the world has singing as a part of human ritual and celebration. Rebecca Kesby looks at the act of singing itself. What’s happening physiologically and chemically to us when we sing - and why does it make us feel happy - and free. She takes lessons from Beat boxers in South Africa - and acapella choirs in Croatia - and talks to scientists, opera, and throat singers. She meets the midwives who sing before work and the miners who sing after.

(Photo: A woman sings into a microphone. Credit: V von Bonin/BIPs/Getty Images)

05 LASTFreedom 20142014030520140309 (WS)
20140310 (WS)

What’s happening to us physiologically, chemically and psychologically when we sing?

"The human voice is the organ of the soul" - so says the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing? claimed US philosopher and psychologist William James.

“When I sing, I believe. I’m honest…? Frank Sinatra.

The human voice is the only musical instrument just about everyone can play. Every culture in the world has singing as a part of human ritual and celebration. Rebecca Kesby looks at the act of singing itself. What’s happening physiologically and chemically to us when we sing - and why does it make us feel happy - and free. She takes lessons from Beat boxers in South Africa - and acapella choirs in Croatia - and talks to scientists, opera, and throat singers. She meets the midwives who sing before work and the miners who sing after.

(Photo: A woman sings into a microphone. Credit: V von Bonin/BIPs/Getty Images)