• a composition for an instrumental soloist, often with a piano accompaniment, typically in several movements with one or more in sonata form.

Embark upon a melodious journey, of music, poetry, history and culture, with Ananya Pareek, Vrinda Rastogi and Ananya Tandon, of Amity International School, Noida, in “S.O.N.A.T.A – Sounds for the Soul”.

1) Ananya Pareek and Ananya Tandon:

  • Beyonce Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Freedom (Cover) – Ananya Pareek
  • Bekhauf – Satyamev Jayate (Cover) – Ananya Pareek
  • Once and For All (Poetry) – Ananya Tandon

2) Vrinda Rastogi:

Music for a Cause

Music is a very popular art form, and musicians are the most popular artists. Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift– they are some of the most-followed personalities on Instagram. It is not wrong to expect them to use this platform and raise their voice in times of need. We bring to you, some of the most famous musicians of all time who propagated social justice through their symphonies.

John Lennon

John Lennon used his fame and fortune for good and for the benefit of others. A human devoted to creating worldwide peace, he did everything he could to make the world a better place, and he was driven to improve himself and the world. His craft became a weapon of social and political change. 

In 1971, he also released what is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most important pop songs ever written, a humanist plea and Socialist anthem called “Imagine”. Lennon and Ono also gave two benefit concerts with Elephant’s Memory and guests in New York in aid of patients at the Willowbrook State School mental facility. Staged at Madison Square Garden on 30 August 1972, they were his last full-length concert appearances. 

He changed the world of music and he changed how many people look at wars, religions, and love. John Lennon changed the world of music just by being who he was, singing what he thought, and fighting for what he believed in. 

Michael Jackson

In addition to changing music forever, Michael Jackson changed us forever. He shed light on world issues such as climate change, he donated to organizations that support AIDS and cancer research, and he supported causes like the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. When it came to his humanitarian work, he was a huge advocate for children and mostly worked with organizations that supported the youth across the globe. 

One of the more fascinating paradoxes about his career is this: as his skin became whiter, his work became blacker. In November 1991, Jackson released the first single from his Dangerous album: Black or White. But even as he sang the lyrics, “It don’t matter if you’re black or white”, many assumed Jackson bleached his skin to become white because he was ashamed of his race. Yet in the mid-1980s Jackson was diagnosed with vitiligo, a skin disorder that causes loss of pigmentation in patches on the body. 

At the end of the day, however, he always said, “I am a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am.”

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul”, was a dedicated philanthropist throughout her life and was never far from the pulse of social justice, appearing on stages with both Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Barack Obama. She was a strong advocate for the black community, black women in particular. Her 1967 version of “Respect” was an instant classic, acting as an anthem for both feminist and civil rights movements.

Franklin’s song “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” was another feminist anthem, envisioning a world where women everywhere can break free from the constraints of a sexist society.

Franklin’s father was a committed civil rights activist, and she regularly performed at civil rights events. She was eventually awarded the Southern Christian Leadership Award for her dedicated work by Martin Luther King Jr. When King was assassinated in 1968, Franklin performed at his funeral.


With her soaring range and empowering messages, Franklin also inspired a generation of activists. She was truly a queen, not just amongst musicians but of humans all around.

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