Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] FW: Amadou and Mariam, Pete Seeger, Warren Haynes, and more unite to Occupy Music and connect global movements!
From: "Peter Harris" <peter@fotojournalism.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:02:31 -0400
To: "pr-working-group" <pr-working-group@googlegroups.com>, <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>

FYI

 

From: Stephan Said [mailto:universalhobo@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:15 PM
To: arts_culture; Press; owsoutreach@gmail.com; internet_working_group
Subject: Amadou and Mariam, Pete Seeger, Warren Haynes, and more unite to Occupy Music and connect global movements!

 

My ows peopes, urgent great news! Please help getting this posted and forwarded to the Occupy Lists/FB and Twitter, and write me to help and get involved.

 

Malian global-pop group Amadou and Mariam (Manu Chao, etc.), folk legend Pete Seeger, Allman Bros/Dead/Govt Mule member Warren Haynes, South African anti-apartheid hero/troubadour Vusi Mahlasela, Vieux Farka Toure (Ali's son), and others artists have signed on to launch difrent.org to create a platform for music to help build the international movement for a more equitable society. difrent, a Democracy Now for music and culture, is promoting OWS cultural activities as well as those worldwide from Egypt,  Athens, to Santiago, to make sure the message is inclusive, global, and dignified, breaking the silence of the Wall St. music industry on social change. difrent's vision was set forth in the declaration "A Song United for A Global Spring" in The Progressive magazine the week before OWS started, calling on bridging movements from Tahrir to here. It's since been in Time, NPR, PRI, Democracy Now!, and Middle East press. Write me to get involved and pelase keep the content and artists/voices coming! It's going live today!! FB post below, and tweets.   Thanks, Stephan

 

FB post:

Occupy Music! Amadou & MariamWarren Haynes@peteseeger Vusi Mahlasela Guster Vieux Farka Touré and more kick it off for difrent, uniting artists worldwide using their voices to break the sound barrier for social change. Together we can build the international movement for a more equitable society, from Occupy Together and#occupywallstreet to the #arabspring, ngo's, and #changemakers. Get involved. RT!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_l3Jj0t_4k&feature=player_embedded

 

Tweet:@amadouandmariam Pete Seeger @warrenhaynes & more join 2 launch @difrentorg music hub 2 bridge int'l movements #ows http://bit.ly/rGa8rn

 

 

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