[WSMDiscuss] Seeking Justice through Music

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Sun Jul 5 17:30:38 CEST 2020

Dear Friends

Greetings!Music as a tool for seeking justice is nothing new. In our contemporary time ofracial unrest/pandemic and social turbulence, we have singers advocating forsocial justice and it is their attempt to make this world a better place. 


On the linksgiven below you could watch videos and listen to songs, both new and old, andfeel inspired & energized too. 


Do pass iton to others in your circle/network.


Arivu’s ‘Hashtag Justice’ questions lockup murders andcaste-killings

Megha Kaveri, The News Minute, July04, 2020 



The new single of ‘Therukkural’ fameArivu was released on YouTube on Saturday. 




Hashtag Justice by Arivu

Neelam, You Tube, July 04, 2020 





Fight The Power: 11Powerful Protest Songs Advocating For Racial Justice

Ashley M. Coleman, Grammys, June 19,2020 



>From Childish Gambino's "This Is America" to JamesBrown's "Say It Loud," these racial justice protest anthemsdemonstrate the ongoing—and still deeply relevant—sound of activism




Fellowsoffer musical tributes against injustice and racism

MarciFalvey, New World Symphony, June 19, 2020 



In the month since George Floyd’s murder, our country’scollective sadness and outrage has fueled a cry for justice, reflection andchange. Music is a powerful tool to give voice to emotional traumas, promotehealing and inspire action. NWS applauds these Fellows and alumni for usingtheir voices and platforms to bring attention and comfort to those fightinginjustices, and for publicly declaring their support of Black Lives Matter.




All the New Protest and Benefit MusicReleased in Response to Police Brutality

Justin Curto, Vulture, June 11, 2020 



ThroughoutAmerican history, protest has been channeled through music, from the folk ofthe ’60s to the hip-hop of the ’80s and ’90s. While the nation continues toprotest the police killings of unarmed black people — including George Floyd inMinneapolis, whoformerly rapped with Houston’s DJ Screw in the ’90s, along with BreonnaTaylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others — musicians haveturned to their form to express grief and rage. 




Zeshan B On 'Melismatic' AndCreating Music That Champions Brown Power

Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Peter Breslow, NPR, June 07, 2020 



Zeshan Bagewadi is in many ways, a classic soul singer. AsZeshan B, he channels the music of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding. His signature, though, is combining that classic soul soundwith lyrics that pay tribute to his South Asian roots. On his latest album, Melismatic, his firstcollection of entirely original compositions, he sings in both English and Urdu.




Youcan never break me! - SUMEET SAMOS' mind-blowing rap song!

Neelam, You Tube, April 02, 2019 

You can never break me! - SUMEET SAMOS' mind-blowing rap song!

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You can never break me! - SUMEET SAMOS' mind-blowing rap song!






WithRegardsUmakant,Ph. D New Delhi


My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality. 
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