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Telling the Story with Music: The Internationale AT TIANANMEN SQUARE

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This season (spring 1999) marks the ten-year anniversary of the student protests-turned-massacre in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. While many print and multimedia materials have been produced to help educators teach about the various aspects of this event, few explore its musical dimensions. Indeed, the true power of music during the demonstrations can only be relayed by one of its participants.