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We are a media project that finds and shares protest music from around the world by artists who take their voices seriously and use their talents responsibly.

Spotlight on: Cassandra Bitterwolf

From Caribbean lands and waters comes a young, conscious singer-songwriter named Cassandra Bitterwolf. She recently released her first EP which can be streamed below and so she reached out to Shouts to share her music with the world.

Check out her positive message and feel good music below as well as her social media links such as Facebook and Instagram.

A protest Music Interview: Fénix Castro from Yuca Brava (VIDEO)

In Puerto Rico people have a saying that goes something on the lines of: “Just ask, ’cause we have it.” Or so says Félix Castro, a buddy of Shouts and member of the rap-rock, protest fusion that is Yuca Brava. The saying refers in this case to the music scene in Puerto Rico which is vibrant, powerful and colorful, to say the least.

One of the first interviews I did for the Shouts project was with Félix about his political rapcore group. This was when hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico was in very recent stages. In that interview Félix voiced his concerns about the recovery and USA’s involvement. As he explains in the interview below that is still on his mind and part of his upcoming music.

The band is due to release a new EP and Félix himself is about to drop his debut solo album as well. So I rang him up and asked him how he’s been doing since our last interview and what we can expect from the two upcoming albums which are due soon.

Check out the interview below and follow Félix and Yuca Brava on BandcampSpotifyFacebook.

Music That Matters: The TED Talk by Charlie Mgee

One of the regulars featured here at Shouts comes out of Western Australia. Charlie Mgee is the driving force behind the band Formidable Vegetable and a green force himself. We recently interviewed him as the band just released their 3rd full length album.

Charlie believes in making music that matter, that informs and that educates. It is protest music but it is also so much more. It is inspiring in a broad sense of the term.

Some days ago, Charlie made his way to Perth in a vegetable-oil-fueled truck to give a TED talk about music, memory and permaculture, among other things. Check it out and check out Formidable Vegetable’s new album – it’s quite brilliant.