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Can Music and Dance Be Used as Tools To End Violence?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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"Music soothes the savage beast" so the saying goes. But what about savage people who express anger and frustration through deadly violence? The arts have been taken out of many public schools, a decision some say helped contribute to the climate of violence.  One community organization is seeking to bring back the arts and use music and dance to resurrect the spirit of peace in the hearts of those who have exploded with anger and violence. Can we change the behavior of those who are out of control using the soothing, peaceful sounds of music and the art of dance? Susanna Sandoval of Music Saves 1 on 1 tells how.