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Hey Songfacts people,

You guys might remember me from the last time I did this assingment with the Odyssey. I am doing this creative project for school that involves making a soundtrack for the book "In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez. I want to put songs on it with the following motifs:

1) Women Empowerment /Feminism

2) Dominican Flair

3) Rebellion Against the Government

4) Women in Hip hop singing about women empowerment

5) Guns and the Rebel Lifestyle

If you guys would be willing to add some suggestions to my playlist, that would be a BIG help. The song's I have so far:

1) Al Otro Lado Del Río - Motorcycle Diaries Sountrack

2) Ojalá Que Llueva Cafe - Juan Luis Guerra

3) Do You Hear the People Sing? - Les Mis Soundtrack

4) Fight the Power - Public Enemy

5) Yo Viviré (I Will Survive) - Celia Cruz

6) Diamonds in the Soles of Her Shoes - Paul Simon

That's what I have so far. It would be a GREAT help if you guys would like to add some suggestions.

Thanks a lot,

Zack

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1) Women's Empowerment / Feminism

maybe something off the first Pretenders album ('80).

or

3) Rebellion against the Govt.

Gil Scott Heron's -

The Revolution Will Not be Televised ('70)

and

Bob Marley

5) Guns and the Rebel Lifestyle -

Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man

and

some Bob Marley, Peter Tosh

musical interlude

off the

The Harder They Come Soundtrack

The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad

Walking down the road with the pistol in your waist

Johnny, you're too bad (oh-oh-oh)

Walking down the road with the ratchet in your waist

Johnny, you're too bad (oh-oh-oh)

Your're robbing and you're stabbing

and you're looting and your're shooting

well, you're too bad (too bad)

One of these days when you hear a voice say "come"

where are you gonna run to (oh-oh-oh)

One of these days when you hear a voice say "come"

where are you gonna run to (oh-oh-oh)

You're gonna run for the road of rescue

But there will be no road (no road)

You're gonna run for the road of rescue

But there will be no road (no road)

SOLO

Walking down the road with the pistol in your waist

Johnny, you're too bad (oh-oh-oh)

Walking down the road with the ratchet in your waist

Johnny, you're too bad (oh-oh-oh)

Your're robbing and you're stabbing

and you're looting and your're shooting

well, you're too bad (too bad)

One of these days when you hear a voice say "come"

where are you gonna run to (oh-oh-oh)

One of these days when you hear a voice say "come"

where are you gonna run to (oh-oh-oh)

You're gonna run for the road of rescue

But there will be no road (no road)

You're gonna run for the road of rescue

But there will be no road (no road)

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Well thanks a lot. I like to do a lot with music when it comes to creative projects. I am usually not that good with them since I can't draw or paint, but I like music and feel I can make a good CD. I think I want to put on some Vietnam protest songs? so far I have Universal Soldier and I Feel like I'm Fixin to Die Rag, any suggestions? Have any of you read the book?

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John Lennon had many revolutionnary songs that might help in his "Sometime in New York City" album ("Sisters, oh Sisters", sung by Yoko Ono and Lennon). There´s also "Woman is the ******* of the world", clearly about women´s opression.

Maybe "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan", Marianne Faithfull, could also do.

Hope it helps! Good luck, Kibutznik! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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