Shouts – Music from the Rooftops! is an activist media project that focuses on finding protest musicians and socially conscious artists from around the globe and sharing their music and message.
We at Shouts do not make the requirement that all musicians follow the same guidelines as many journalist societies do, such as to hold the powerful to account, lend a voice to the voiceless and be vigilant and courageous in seeking and sharing the truth.
But we find those who do just that and we emphatically share their music.
There is no lack of protest singers today. Nor has there been any recent decline in protest music. There are a lot of artists out there in the midst, trying to create brightness in a very dark world. When they also carry a clear message of equality, justice and empathy then their voices must be heard.
Halldór Heiðar Kristínarson, managing editor
Halldór is an Icelandic investigative journalist and animal activist. He has a BSc degree in Audio Production from SAE Institute in Barcelona and an MA degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from The University of Iceland. The importance of music, to him, is a matter of survival and so he both listens and makes his own. He is saddened each day by the state of the world we all inhabit, but that in turn motivates him to use his talents to be useful and helpful. He is currently based in Mexico.
Nathaniel Youmans, contributing writer
Nathaniel Youmans is a poet, essayist, editor, wildlife conservationist, and sound artist based in Washington State. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop. His work has been featured in Talking River, High Desert Journal, Soundings, and elsewhere. At Shouts! Music from the Rooftops, he is a Contributing Writer. He is also cofounder and editor of The Strewnfield Review as well as the editor for the Washington Falconer’s Association. He makes music under the moniker Lahar.
Learn more at www.nathanielyoumans.com and laharmusic.bandcamp.com/releases.