On August 6, 1945, during WWII, the United States military dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshia and Nagasaki, collectively wiping out over one hundred thousand people. This week, we use music to solemnly remember the devastation of these events and the unbelievable destruction and anguish caused by war.
Recorded Version with Photos from Hiroshima & the Sadako statue
What Have They Done to the Rain
Version by Marianne Faithfull
Version by Joan Baez
Cranes Over Hiroshima
This is a song about Sadako Senaki, a Japanese girl who was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.