Hi everyone! I’m one of Heather Sparling’s research assistants this summer and have been working on this disaster songs project with her. Last week, under Heather’s direction, I began searching for songs both on the 2010 Chilean mine disaster and the 2006 Sago (West Virginia) mine disaster. I ended up finding a beautiful yet, of course, tragic song about the Sago mine disaster. It’s called “What Would You Say” and it’s by Trailor Choir. You can listen to it at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxMS_rSeiiY&feature=related.
I’m not sure whether we’ll be posting it on the main site or not since it is a little bit outside our realm of research, but I thought the song was so good that I should at least post it here.
Now I’m wondering whether there are any other songs that are related to either of these disasters, or whether there are other international disasters that might have inspired songs that are worth taking a look at. If anyone knows about anything like this, it would be great if you could let us know!