Category Archives: activism

“Children Don’t Belong in Jail”: new protest song from Luke Buda and Don McGlashan

Quite a few songs have been written about, or to raise awareness of, the inhumane conditions individuals and families experience that are forcefully constrained within the refugee camp on the South Pacific island of Nauru. A new collaboration between Luke Buda and Don McGlashan raises awareness about the issue. It has been reported that children are suffering within the refugee camp and Doctors Without Borders have raised their grave concerns over the matter.

We should all be able to agree that children do not belong in jail. At any moment.

 

 

Here are more organizations that work with refugee rights in the region:

 


 

Support California fire relief through music

 

Cover photo taken from Raye Zaragoza’s Bandcamp page.


Recent wildfires in California have been some of the more devastating in the states’ history. Anyone interested in helping can donate to several organizations that are on the ground like American Red Cross and California Community Foundation. New York Times recently made a list of organizations one can donate to.

There are often some artists out there that use their voice to reach more people in order to spread the dire word. After all, we all have to what we can and what our talents direct us to do. Raye Zaragoza is one of these artists. As a resident of California state she feels the fires and for her neighbors. In 2017 she published Red Moon, High Tide with Madison Malone in support of organizations offering aid to victims of the then ongoing La Tuna Canyon Forest Fire. Now she is directing all profits from the song to the current fire relief efforts.

 

 

 


Lowkey reminds us that Grenfell victims are still fighting for justice

After a five year hiatus, in 2017, Lowkey returned to the mic with a personal, political music essay on the Grenfell disaster who many have said could have been avoided with proper construction practices. Now he has release a sequel as a reminder to his government that victims of this avoidable tragedy are still fighting for justice. Check it out and pass the music video along!