Dancing for Change is back on OWU Radio, which you can listen to live at radio.owu.edu or SHOUTcast.com late Thursday nights this spring. We lay the beats to get you tapping your feet, inspiring you to dance for peace, justice, and sustainability.
This week we’re focusing on freedom–freedom of various kinds. Last Thursday, was Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. This Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And the original seed for the theme was “Free your mind, and the rest of you will follow.” Today’s tracks are a playful jig on that spectrum of thought.
- Kozuma, by Professor Trance and Energisers, on Shaman’s Breath, from 1995
- Bring it Home, featuring Imogen Heap, by Nitin Sawhney, on London Undersound, from 2008
- Let It Go, by Morcheeba, on Fragments of Freedom, from 2000
- Redemption Song, featuring Johnny Cash, by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros, on Streetcore, from 2003
- Oh Freedom! by Golden Gospel Singers, on Namaste Cultures, from 2007
- Trail of Freedom, by Bill Miller, on The Red Road, from 2004
- Freedom, by Richie Havens, at (the first) Woodstock, 1969
- Fly Like an Eagle, by Steve Miller Band, on Fly Like an Eagle, from 1976
- Free Your Mind Radio Advert, by Funkadelic, on Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, from 1970
- Hidden Tears, by Monse, Darby, Max, & Charlie with help from Music4Peace SanDiego, available on YouTube, and published in December, 2015
- Alice in Stevie Wonderland, by Micropixie, on Alice in Stevie Wonderland, from 2005
- Lift Every Voice and Sing, by Melba Moore (and friends), on Soul Exposed, from 1990
Keep on dancing!