hands held high for Human Rights Day

A Showcase of 2015 Peace/Justice/Sustainability Songs

For my last show of the semester–and 2015–I present a sample of music released or remixed this year, which is also a great way to celebrate International Human Rights Day! It’s not a “Best of” or ranking in any way. The intent is to share some works of art and activism from around the world promoting a better world.

hands held high for Human Rights Day

  • Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix)” from Brooklyn (Berlin)
  • Shelley Posen & Ian Robb’s “There’s Always Money for War” from Canada
  • Boggie’s “Wars for Nothing” from Hungary
  • Sky Destroyer’s “War Soldier” from South Africa
  • Eryn Allen Kane’s “Have Mercy” from Detroit
  • Alabama Shakes’ “Don’t Wanna Fight” from Alabama
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead’s “Once a Day” from Oakland (ft. Sonna Rele from London & Supa Dupa Humble from Brooklyn)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Working for the Government (A Tribe Called Red Remix)” from Canada
  • Sean Paul’s “Love Song to The Earth” — he’s from Jamaica, and the track is a collaboration of over 16 great musicians from all over
  • Prince’s “Baltimore” from Minneapolis (ft. Eryn Allen Kane)
  • Rihanna’s “World Peace” from Barbados
  • Reba McEntyre’s “Pray for Peace” from Oklahoma

I hope you enjoy it. I hope it inspires you. Let’s hope, pray, and strive for a better 2016. I look forward to the music.

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