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Long Live John
Africa. On A Move ya all. I thank you all for a few moments to share
some thoughts as these excellent artists rap, rock and jam against
war. I love it.
You know there
are few social movements in our history that have been successful
that didnt involve the power and persuasion of music. The
civil rights movement had the uplifting choruses of gospel. The
Black Liberation movement had Curtis Mayfields powerful tenor,
and jazz artists like Archie Shep and Max Roach. The anti-war
movement during Vietnam had groups like WAR and even the Beatles.
The music of
those periods sent messages of resistance and rebellion to millions
of people who never read, nor received a leaflet, nor ever attended
a demonstration. So we here hail the power of music. Not music to
sell SUVs, soap or bling bling, but music that fires the spirit,
that uplifts the soul, that steels us with the messages of resistance.
are grateful for the brave and brilliant artists who appear here,
like ?Asamatala?, Chuck Ds new aggregation the Fine Arts Militia,
Michael Franti and Spearhead, Annie Di Franco, the brilliant spoken
word artist Saul Williams and other great acts.
Music or art
that does not feed the souls, but background music to the social
disorder of consumption and captial, music that does not promote
the collective good of us all, is but the equivalent of violins
strumming at the gates of concentration camps. So applaud these
artists, who raise their voices and play their instruments against
the shadow of imperial war.
They are the
best of us, and they should not play alone.
give em all a big round of applause as I thank you, I thank AWOL.
On the Move,
down with war for oil and empire, Long Live John Africa.
Free the Move
9, your brother Mumia.
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"Faith of Our Fathers: An Examination of the Spiritual Life
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