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.
The title pretty much says it all. This new compilation album features musicians and poets who see activism as something intertwined with their music endeavors.
“The music and poetry on this album are from artists who don’t see their creative pursuits as separate from politics.”
Many of the album’s songs were recorded right in the protest pit, around the campfire and during the peaceful, direct action.
One of the main fights for Frontline Action On Coal, or FLAC, has been to block the building of the Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin (Australia). #StopAdani is their focus as they believe this mine will harm the indigenous communities in the area.
Canadian singer-songwriter Frazey Ford has released a new protest song titled The Kids Are Having None Of It. The song comes as a response to Greta Thunberg’s activism as well as the force that is young people raising their voices and standing up for the future around the world.
Ford released a statement where she explained her motivations for the song, the kids featured in it and how community drives activism.
“This song came out of a desire to envision change as though it has already happened and to champion the incredible movements that we’re seeing right now. Beyond our collective fear and anger about what is and isn’t happening, to create an image of the wave of change that most of us would like to see. The cast of the video are all close friends, moms and neighbourhood kids that my son grew up with. We had a beautiful day, being together. I think the love of community, real relationships, and the willingness to include the experiences of others is the real basis of activism.“