From the Airwaves
Below, watch Bruce’s poignant video of “If a Tree Falls” recorded originally in 1988, which he performed live in 2005 at the U.N. Summit on Climate Change.
The juxtaposition of acreage of untouched beautiful forest with images of clear cutting and mechanic destruction of trees really bring to light the tragedy of destroying these natural resources.
Bruce’s song “If I had a Rocket Launcher” was the 1984 hit that really confirmed him as a musical activist in the public’s eye.
He penned this song after a visit to a Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico following the coup of dictator Montt.
It came back into public consciousness when he was recently in Afghanistan visiting his brother, who was serving with the Canadian Army there For a short period of time, he was actually given a rocket launcher, listen below:
This interview showcases Bruce’s commitment to social change through his music. Read all about what keeps him motivated and how his career has been dedicated to raising public awareness about what is most important to him.