Tony Spinosa on how the Estonians won freedom through singing | PoP 637

A photo of Tony Spinosa is captured. Tony Spinosa (Concept, Book, Lyrics & Music of Singing Revolution: the musical) is a producer, stage director, choreographer, writer, arts leader, and performer. Dr. Tony Spinosa is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

What power lies in the freedom of speech? What lessons can we as a modern society learn from the Estonian culture?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Tony Spinosa about how the Estonians won freedom through singing.

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Meet Tony Spinosa

A photo of Tony Spinosa is captured. He is a producer, stage director, choreographer, writer, arts leader, and performer. Tony is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Tony Spinosa is a producer, stage director, choreographer, writer, arts leader, and performer. He is the composer and writer behind Singing Revolution: the musical and he has directed over fifty theatrical productions across the United States.

At a very early age, Tony was mentored by theatre legend Michael Bennett and made his Broadway debut in Peter Pan. Tony became the Resident Director of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles. He has produced numerous events for Broadway Cares, Theatre Development Fund, and The Actors Fund, including the recent mega-hits Thoroughly Modern Millie and Bombshell in Concert at the Minskoff Theatre.

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In This Podcast

  • Using freedom of speech to gain independence
  • Peaceful protest mindset

Using freedom of speech to gain independence

Music is very popular in the Estonian culture – to the point where grade 1 kids are taught to sight-read music.

In 1991, the Estonians were given freedom of speech by Gorbachev, and so they took that power of free speech and sang in protests against the Soviets to gain their independence. Within 3 years they achieved it without one drop of bloodshed.

It’s a story that I thought was a powerful example of peaceful resistance and how effective it could be. (Tony Spinosa)

Peaceful protest mindset

What this really proved to me is that violence is really never the answer. It’s never a win-win situation. (Tony Spinosa)

Approaching something with a peaceful protest, having a conversation about it, whilst being rational and standing up for what you believe in, is more powerful than taking using violence and war.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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