Educator shows his students how musicians expressed themselves during times of protest
The act of protesting can unfold in a variety of ways, and protesting through music is certainly one of them. Freddy Gonzalez, whose stage name is Freddy Fuego, is a local composer and musician. He's also an educator at Seattle's Northwest School, teaching music to students in grades 6-12.
As the school year wrapped up, and protests for racial justice took hold of the country, he wanted to offer his students some background and history of protest music — how a horn or a lyric can be a powerful voice, and let them know they can express themselves through their instruments. Click above to listen to a conversation with Freddy Gonzalez.