Norman wrote:And do we know of any songs from, for example, India, Africa, Southern America or China - all with massive industrial complexes - that talk about people's working lives? Norman
There is a young man in China, Sun Heng, who is composing and performing. He has one album: All the Migrant Workers Are a Big Family (2004). I know only of him by his dedication to the workers, have not heard the music. Just checked him out on the internet and found little more information other than that about his album and a reference likening him to Woody Guthrie, which I assume is because he performs for and to the workers rather than for his musical style.
I remember a Carlos Santana song about migrant workers, but it may have been back in the day when he was performing around the Bay Area...sorry...that would be San Francisco Bay.