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Why you need to listen to “Hamilton” if you haven’t already

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton cover.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton cover.

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief

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Hamilton the Musical is the Grammy winner Broadway show (2015-present) based on one of the nation’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

Based on the 2004 biography of the same name, this drama filled show has a twist on classical Broadway sounds. Being a hip-hop influenced musical, the show is an up-and-coming phenomenon.

If you haven’t listened to it already, here is what you have been missing out on: a girl power song about the Schuyler Sisters to fuel your feminist bone, a breakup song from King George to the colonies, a rap battle between the founding fathers and an empowering song fighting for the revolution and state of the country, not to mention the cast is extremely and refreshingly diverse and powerful.

“I wanted to cast the show, not as America was back then, but how it is now,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the show.

These historical figures come to life in a dramatic, and almost hilarious way; it is almost like seeing a contemporary Shakespeare play.

With lyrics like “I am not throwing away my shot! I am not throwing away my shot! Hey yo, I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy and hungry, And I’m not throwing away my shot!”, one can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of patriotism.

This Broadway show is growing a larger fan base daily, so I recommend you find the album, (Soundcloud, Youtube, and ITunes all have available copies) and listen to the new sound of musical revolution.

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