Chapter 20

Put People in the SCENE

The role of the musician is to understand the content of something and to be able to communicate it so it lives in somebody else.


Someone who is a master at communicating her message so it lives in someone else is sixteen-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Malala, an advocate of education for girls in Pakistan, was shot in the head and neck by a Taliban gunman who boarded her school bus. She has since recovered and become an inspiring champion for the rights of girls.

In an interview on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart asked Malala what she would do if she was attacked again by a Taliban gunman. Malala spoke as if the gunman was standing in front of her: “I would tell him how important ...

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