Torture By Big Bird

Abby Zimet

Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf was stunned to find out that detainees at Guantanamo Bay were sometimes strapped to chairs and forced to wear headphones blasting his music, very loud, for hours or days at a time. A new documentary from Al Jazeera, "Songs of War," explores the surreal phenomenon, and the enduring connection between music and violence.


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