Sometimes an artists takes it upon themselves to give voice to the voiceless. Those without a voice are sometimes furry, sometimes not, sometimes on four legs, and sometimes not.
Sometimes, a whole group of artists come together to collectively lend their voices to those who have none. Flaex and Flo Hillen have made such a tour in the new year and its something you don’t want to miss if you like great music and animal rights activism.
In India people have been protesting the CAA (Citizen Amendment Act) since it was proposed into law late last year.
The new act “amends the Citizenship Act of 1955 to grant a swifter path to Indian citizenship under the assumption of religious persecution”.
But Muslims, Tamil Hindu refugees, Rohingya muslims, Hindu refugees from Myanmar and Buddhist refugees from Tibet have all been excluded from the amendment.
Madara is one of the musicians writing protest songs for his country and fellow citizens. On his personal Facebook page the rapper, who’s real name is Rahul Negi, speaks of the reception of his latest song:
“It feels great to contribute to our people’s strive for a better country to live in and that has been my sole motive, to do something through my art that makes sense and is not the usual. I will keep doing my work and experiment with a lot of new sounds and topics in 2020 and to reflect things happening in our society from time to time in it.
Merciless criticism and independent thinking are defined as the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking because they invoke the mind and draw it away from laxity to focus on improvement of an idea or shifting to another idea. -Bhagat Singh”
Puerto Rican musician and activist Taína Asili has made sure that 2020 starts off with a protest bang and just where last year left off.
“We Are Rising” is a collaboration with One Billion Rising, an activist movement that strives to raise awareness of violence against women.
Taína states that “Music has always been the heartbeat of our movements for liberation. With “We Are Rising” I offer women around the world a new anthem to help us tap into the energy, strength, courage and wisdom needed to usher in a new era of justice and healing.”
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