AUTHENTIC, ACCESSIBLE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

DOCUMENTARY SONGWRITERS

Bearing Witness
Through Music

Bearing Witness
Through Music

FEATURED SONG

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

What the Eye Can See

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Stanford Thompson visits George Floyd Square on election day to experience everything through his own eyes — rather than relying on the media.

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WHAT IS

Documentary

Songwriting?

Documentary Songwriting is a unique, step-by-step method of co-writing music that fosters empathy, boosts self-confidence and strengthens community. It demystifies creativity and allows someone with no musical background to express themselves through high-quality songs.

Documentary Songwriting has been used to enhance understanding between Turkish and Greek Cypriots at the UN Buffer Zone on Cyprus, to tell the stories of refugees from the Middle East seeking asylum in Belgium, and to tell women’s #MeToo stories. Our projects have been featured on TEDx and on NPR’s Morning Edition.

FROM A PROGRAM PARTICIPANT:

“It was a glimpse into real human experience and emotion, unfettered by script and censorship. It was one of the precious moments in life that I truly felt I was witnessing (and a part of) something real.”

Support.

Create.

Engage.

Your make all this happen – with your help we can continue doing meaningful work and launch new projects.

Dive deeper into the process and learn about the care, craft, and creativity that go into a documentary song.

Workshops and trainings help create connections between Teaching Artists and the broader community.

Support.

Your make all this happen – with your help we can continue doing meaningful work and launch new projects.

Create.

Dive deeper into the process and learn about the care, craft, and creativity that go into a documentary song.

Engage.

Workshops and trainings help create connections between Teaching Artists and the broader community.