Documentary Songwriters is a community of musicians who work with individuals and groups around the globe to create songs from participants’ own spoken words.


To bear witness to the human condition by giving voice, through music, to personal experience.

What is at Stake?

Our world is divided by political, racial, and socioeconomic boundaries, and loneliness is recognized as public health epidemic (Murthy 2018). Dhruv Khullar (2016), a resident at Mass General Hospital, affirms current research and says that “Human connection lies at the heart of human well-being.”

People around the world love music, regardless of their heritage. When one person shares a song from a personal story, another person may hear the song, discover similarities in experiences and emotions, and feel a human connection.

Documentary Songwriters believe that stories and music have a redemptive power that, when combined together in songs, provide a voice for transcending boundaries and for creating bonds. These voices, the voices of individuals, are the fabric of our villages and cities; they hold our past, our present, and our future. When they are silent, we all lose. Such is scope of the work ahead.


To help people create songs from their spoken words and to make these songs available to all who might feel less alone.

Documentary Songwriters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.