Next 23rd of March Jova Bagioli Reyes will explore the protest music and politics of Chile and perform key songs from Chilean history during a free, online event.
This event is made possible by the efforts of the School of Integration in Manchester UK, which is “a project initiated by activist and artist Tania Bruguera, highlighting the experiences of immigrants, critically questioning the terms ‘migrant’ and ‘integration’, inventing new terminologies and celebrating the power of human movement.”
Kaston Guffey is a songwriter and singer in the band My Politic, based out of Nashville, in the U.S.. For a protest musician such as Guffey racial injustice in his country, climate change issues and the “unbelievable lies and norm busting of this white house” have affected him greatly.
Guffey writes to us via email: “We have spent the better part of our quarantine writing and recording “Short-Sighted People In Power”. I wanted to create an “historical snapshot” of what is happening here in America.”
“I wanted to write something honest, something true.”
This song is from an album of the same title and according to Guffey the album is “meant to be heard as one piece, each song existing in context with the others…”.
Alice Nicholls is a young singer-songwriter from Leeds, England, who contacted us recently and shared with us her most recent album Kind Quiet Riots, a 6-song EP of protest music.
The album’s title is perfect as Alice takes us on a quiet journey of protest through her multi-instrumental, acoustic songs. From dramatic opening track Deluge to the ukulele performance Get Some Learning and the acoustic baritone driven, closing track Token, Alice guides us through political (and personal) topics on her mind trying to motivate thoughts of change to the listener.
Alice told me via email that she is working on new material although “the current pandemic has put a spanner in the works for everyone – but I am really proud of this collection of angry and topical songs.”
Check out more of Alice’s music on her Bandcamp page and follow her updates via Facebook.