Crafting soldiers’ songs of pain — and yet hope

A project to write songs using individual soldiers’ combat experiences appears to help them overcome haunting memories of war, lessening the impact of trauma held too close for too long.

Alvin Powell
Feb. 1, 2019 | harvard

~11 mins   

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