“That art cannot set the world to rights is something that everybody will readily agree… What influence can songs have on the social process? Is it not ridiculous? Vanity? … What can songs do?” asked the German poet-singer Wolf Biermann when interviewed in east Berlin in 1975.
“One cannot move the world with songs. But when the world moves songs can be born and when songs are born which give political and poetic expression to passions and hope and feelings, then a song can have an extraordinary reinforcing effect. It confirms. It brings individuals together.”
“People encourage each other by singing… it can produce the feeling of a moral and political womb in which one feels safe when one sings along with other people.”
Luna Guitars believes that music has the power to bring diverse people together and to change the world one song at a time! This song from Playing for Change is a perfect example!