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Song Of The Day: White Lies By War On Women (Video)

Out of Baltimore, USA, feminist hardcore punk band War on Women have released a music video for their single White Lies which is part of their upcoming album Wonderful Hell, to be released on October 30th via Bridge Nine Records.

According to the label page “Wonderful Hell ‘s steadfast rager “White Lies” is a takedown of systemic racism and those who complicitly watch—and even benefit from—institutions that openly favor one group over everyone else”.

Watch the new video below and buy the new album on Bandcamp.

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Denzel Curry Drops New Single Supporting A Community Protest Group

Live From The Abyss is the latest single from US rapper Denzel Curry. The song is a slow paced, but hard hitting, political bomb of a track and until the end of October all net sales from the single will go directly to Dream Defenders, a community group that fights “for a world without prisons, policing, surveillance and punishment”.

Curry, a young artist who is very vocal about the state of affairs in his home country, holds nothing back on the track:

“I don’t fuck with my president
Tried to block all Mexicans
If he hear this message
Please don’t send swat to my residence”

Check out the song below.

Cover photo taken by Anton Mak during Osheaga 2017.

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New Online Workshop: Music And Voting Rights With Taína Asili

The following introduction is from the event page on the Albany Public Library webpage:

“In this workshop locally-based and internationally renowned musician and activist Taína Asili will share a history of the role music has played in the various movements for voting rights in the U.S. We will discuss the voter suppression challenges we face today and ways to organize to protect our right to vote. All participants will be invited to register to vote at the end of the workshop.  This program will be occurring online: the event URL will be sent via registration email.

Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker and activist carrying on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. Her music combines powerful vocals carrying themes of hope and liberation with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock. Asili’s music offers a sound that spans continents, exuding strength of spirit, inspiring audiences at venues across the globe – From Carnegie Hall to the Women’s March on Washington to the main stage of San Francisco Pride. With an energetic horn section and infectious rhythms, Asili’s music urges people to get on their feet and dance to the rhythm of rebellion. KC Orcott of The Source writes, “Taína is a true talent, and a true social justice warrior.” Her protest songs and music videos “No Es Mi Presidente,” “Freedom,” and “And We Walk” — inspired by social movements for racial, gender and climate justice — have been lauded by the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Mic.com, Latina Magazine and Yes! Magazine. The Huffington Post named her in a list of “Freedom Fighting Bands To Get You Through the Trump Years,” and her music has aired numerous times on Democracy Now!

Taína is dedicated to using her art as a tool for personal and social transformation. The liberation themes in Taína’s writing are based in her activism in prisoner justice, climate justice, and food justice movements. Asili earned a Master of Arts degree in Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College, where she developed the curriculum that has become the foundation for the art and social change educational workshops she facilitates with youth and adults today. Asili also speaks and lectures at conferences and colleges throughout the nation. She has received numerous awards for work including the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award, Holding Our Foundation’s Fabulous Feminist Creative Force Award, Citizen Action NY’s Jimmy Perry Progressive Leadership Award, The Hispanic Coalition NY’s 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award, a New Music USA Award for her work in collaboration with Veena Chandra on the Resiliencia album, and an award from the City of Albany’s Commission on Human Rights.”

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern Time – US & Canada
(12:00am – 01:30am UK, 09:00am – 10:30am Australia)

SIGN UP HERE

Cover photo retrieved from Taína Asili’s Bandcamp page

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