Music Themes — Politcal Activists

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Loreena McKennitt The wind that shakes the Barley

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVcD8MgpkyY

The Wind That Shakes the Barley film

In 1920, rural Ireland is the permanent battlefield of republican rebels against the British troops and their well-paid, local collaborator militia, a recipe for mutual cruelty. Medical graduate Damien O’Donovan always gave priority to his socialist ideals and simply helping people in need. Just when he’s leaving Ireland to work in a highly reputed London hospital, witnessing gross abuse of commoners changes his mind. he returns and joins the local IRA brigade, commanded by his brother Teddy, and adopts the merciless logic of civil war, while Teddy mellows by experiencing first-hand endless suffering. When IRA leaders negotiate an autonomous Free State under the British crown, Teddy defends the pragmatic best possible deal at this stage. Damien however joins the large seceding faction which holds nothing less then a socialist republic will do. The result is another civil war, bloodily opposing former Irish comrades in arms, even the brothers.

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“ONE MORE TIME!!” Idle No More 2nd song- Saskatoon, SK Flash Mob Round Dance video 2 of 2

IDLE NO MORE This is the second video of two. The flash mob round dance, in Midtown Plaza, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1400+ aboriginals & non-aboriginals, joining together, in unison. Joining together, to fight against the Harper governments omnibus Bill C-45.

Joanne Shenandoah-You Can Hear Them Dancing

Lakota Thunder – Sitting Bull Memorial Song

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Morehouse College – We Shall Overcome

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Freedom for the BASQUE COUNTRY – Askatasuna

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Mari Boine – Vuolgge mu mielde Bassivárrái

Vuolgge mu mielde Bassivárrái” (Come With Me To The Sacred Mountain) is a dream of freedom from Western civilization’s oppression of minorities.  A woman tries to escape from the darkness, the bleak conditions of the Sami people after the Norwegian colonization.

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2nd South Carolina String Band – Dixie’s Land
I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
In Dixie’s Land where I was born in,
Early on one frosty morning,
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie
Old Missus married “Will the Weaver”;
William was a gay deceiver!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
And when he put his arm around her,
Smiled as fierce as a forty-pounder!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

His face was sharp as a butcher’s cleaver;
But that did not seem to grieve her!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
Old Missus acted the foolish part
And died for a man that broke her heart!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

Now here’s a health to the next old missus
And all the gals that want to kiss us!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
But if you want to drive away sorrow,
Come and hear our song tomorrow!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!

There’s buckwheat cakes and Injin batter,
Makes you fat or a little fatter!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!
Then hoe it down and scratch your gravel,
To Dixie’s Land I’m bound to travel!
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie’s Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie’s Land I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down in Dixie

Shirley Temple-Way Down South In Dixie 

Did you know that this child actress grew up to be a United States Ambassadress to south Africa?

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Soweto Freedom Song

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Set-son & The Mighty Dreads: Twakala Moupongekwa (We Have Been in Exile)

Set-son Wahengo & The Mighty Dread’s, moving musical tribute to the hero’s, shero’s, martyrs and the Children of Namibia’s Independence struggle, who endured great struggles and sacrifice to ensure that Namibia would and remain FREE . Taken from their latest CD: WAR MAKE NO PEACE

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”. (Marcus Garvey)

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Outlawed Tunes On Outlawed Pipes

Albannach

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Zum Gali Gali/Pioneer Song (Israel)

Eek-A-Mouse – Zum Galli

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Johnny          http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/music-theme-politicalactivist-music-for-10913/

Bear               https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/music-themes-politcal-activists/

Willow            http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/theme-political-and-protest-songs/

Eva                 http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/political-active-musical-thematic-oooo-johnny-what-have-you-done/

An offering from Indonesia:       http://pleisbilongtumi.wordpress.com/

There are some political activist themed musics here, but it is usually in the political context of the time it was made and then not so popular when time has changed. You can listen to one of the song created and sung by an activist musician (he has passed away) to revive a sense of national unity, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnmQf1h3dG8

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64 comments on “Music Themes — Politcal Activists

  1. Reblogged this on 47whitebuffalo's Blog and commented:
    Bearspawprint has a wonderful array of music selections for the Political Activist theme. Mari Boine’s “Come With Me To The Sacred Mountain” is a haunting and compelling film that demands attention. Beautiful in glorious black and white film.

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  2. I’m pretty certain I can post on Wolves for the 11th, Bear.

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    • WOLVES on the 11th AND the 12th, then every third day after that. So you will choose a theme to be published on the 14th, the next will be 17th and so on ….. Can’t wait to see what is percolating about in your mind. 🙂

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    This a wonderful blog, full of wonder ! You have done a great job here … worth all the agro!!

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    • Thank you Willow. You have a kind heart. I didn’t know when I first floated a post into cyber space that there would be actual wonderful gifted and skilled and kind hearted human beings who would respond. And that I would encounter one by one blogs full of art and poetry and music and love and all sort of interesting knowledge and views that would resonant in my own heart.

      Our next theme will be Wolves. Trying to decide if we need to space the theme posting a day farther apart, or, if in this particular case, we want to get the message of wolf survival awareness (which can’t help but happen with music) out faster and publish on the 11 th. If fatigue is becoming an issue, we will go with the 12th. Waiting for Eva’s reply, and now your’s. I’ll ask Johnny, too. What will probably happen, is that there are 4 of us and we will decided 2 and 2. 🙂

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    • And after WOLVES it is your turn again. 🙂

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  4. […] Bear               https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/music-themes-politcal-activists/ […]

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  5. Hello Bear,
    Here’s a link to my selections: http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/political-active-musical-thematic-oooo-johnny-what-have-you-done/

    And for Willowdot21 http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/theme-political-and-protest-songs/

    🙂 We’re covering a lot of global ground a little at a time. I’m going to go find out what’s at Johnny’s blogcasa now.

    I’llllll be back!
    O The Wind that Shakes the Barley–o what a song!
    🙂 Good morning.

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    • Tibetans challenge XI Jinping – Gangnam Style. Hahaha Very good, but too true!!!

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      • That I believe is part of an actual strategic choice of action to use Music and Performance for political action by Students for a Free Tibet.
        I love that your Mall round dance for Idle No More is from an overhead video while the one in the video I used is from below and away from the drums. Interesting different perspectives from the same place and time with the sound tying it all together.
        The children in your piece from Israel are so beautiful.
        isn’t it tragically crazy that will all the ground covered between the four of us there’s still very much we haven’t touched?
        Okay now the Mari Boine film is getting my full attention.
        Thank you.

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        • Come With Me to the Sacred Mountain is an incredibly powerful piece of work, Bear. I hope you don’t mind if I find a way to put it on my sidebar all by itself. The mountains, the black and white images–and what images they are–burn the drum, crucify the men, steal the children—and her face. Incredible work indeed.

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          • Do you have a “Music Player” widget? It is easy with the widgets. It is self explanatory. Move the blank wideget into place, click Choose Songs, From URL, Audio, video or other file, go back to the clip you want …. right click on the video itself and collect the url then place it in the blank on the widget enter the name and click insert into post, and when it is in place, with the name entered in the new blank, click SAVE and it will be in your side bar.

            Good Luck 🙂

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          • LOL, I’ll give it a shot. Images work okay usually. I’ve not tried a video on my theme yet. But I’m going to!
            Btw, Wolves sounds great to me and an extra day between postings? How about Oct. 12 or 13?

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          • Oct 12 works for me, unless we want to get the issue of wolf survival out quicker — on the 11th? Wolves it is. Then Willow’s turn? WOLVES . Oct 11 or 12 ?

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          • Yes, Willow’s turn seems right for this rotation.
            How about we leave it open to the 11th or 12th depending on who might need to do other things? I don’t see a problem with that? Do you?
            Oh and from my FB newsfeed I’ve learned that Russia is pressing charges against the Arctic activists from Greenpeace. Not a good development.

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          • All of my Greenpeace communications about this have been requests for money. I don’t post those. The Russians do have a prosecutable case for this issue. Greenpeace’s proposal that ALL exploitation of the Arctic be banned was the only sensible approach. But it is too late for that already. 😦

            OK 11th and or 12th and then the next one on the 14th then every third day instead of every other day. Watcha think? We can revise, amend, addend or delete our own blogs before and after publication as we please.

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          • I think every third day is good. We’re into to swing of things now, as a group, I think. Certainly we can revise and amend as we go along. We’ll each figure out what works for us and go with that.

            Ahh yes, a request for a donation came up AFTER signing the petition, but nearly every group does that these days. Petitions and information I will post. Money requests, no. Might just be a different approach being taken on FB. I don’t know. I just do my best with what I’ve got.
            )

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          • One’s best is one’s best. If it doesn’t get the best of us. Though the best is all the best of has to best the best. 🙂

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        • I think there is enough history for there to be individual songs for every living human. I do not think any one person could live long enough to hear them all.

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  6. Johnny Ojanpera says:

    Here’s mine. I picked music from my generation, but I will say that there are so many to choose from, that it was hard to pick only six. I will be listening to your selections throughout the day as time permits. 🙂

    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/music-theme-politicalactivist-music-for-10913/

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    • Thank you. I was just having a listen. There is more, so much more…..sigh. What a world.

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    • Our next theme will be Wolves. Then Willow’s turn. I’m trying to decide if we need to space the theme posting a day farther apart, or, if in this particular case, we want to get the message of wolf survival awareness (which can’t help but happen with music) out faster and publish on the 11 th. If fatigue is becoming an issue, we will go with the 12th. Waiting for Eva’s reply, and Willow’s reply, and now yours. What will probably happen, is that there are 4 of us and we will decided 2 and 2. 🙂 Bear

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      • Johnny Ojanpera says:

        I think the third day would be best for me. I have so much going on and if I have more time I can space it out. : )

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        • Thanks. Me too, sometimes (already). So WOLVES on the 11th AND/OR the 12th. Then the next (Willow) theme on the 14th, then the 17th, and so on. We can sit it out or play catch up as we please. 🙂 OK?

          How lovely to be able to change things around to please ourselves. How nice to be able to make up something and do it how we like, when we like. This is the essence of how UNSCHOOLING works. There outta be a song about that! And if we wanna modify that, we can. 🙂

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          • Johnny Ojanpera says:

            Humans should work that way by nature. Sad state that we have to unlearn things. Bleh…

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          • I was fortunate enough to be strong enough to be able to unschool my youngest son (he is 14 years younger than the next youngest) but the cost in my relationship(s) with other-opinioned loved ones leaves a bitter taste in my mouth and anguish in my heart. But worth it for this child who is now on the President’s List (better than the Dean’s List) at his chosen college. 🙂
            Unschooling is different from unlearning or deschooling, which is more akin to detoxing. Meh. hahahaha

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    • OK 11th and/or 12th (Eva’s idea to have both days) and then the next theme (Willow’s turn) on the 14th then every third day instead of every other day. Watcha think? We can revise, amend, addend or delete our own blogs before and after publication as we please. We shall have two days to publish, instead of one, so that unforeseen circumstances won’t exclude anyone (hopefully) or we can sit it out, should that be needed, or even play catch up later.
      Thank you. Bear

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    • Johnny has a ‘generation’? Huh?
      Hmm. I don’t think I have one. Actually I’m darn sure I don’t. I can’t have a musical generation because I’ve been playing catch-up ever since I got away from the radio de mi madre. One can only do sooo much C&W in one life-time. I’m done my time in spades. So everything else is sweet.

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  7. All of the musics and songs are very nice. you have a very high taste in music. Thank you for sharing.

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    • ???? Johnny http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/ chose this theme. I just picked some political music that is not center stage in the World Mind, just now, but that has ongoing repercussions. Probably forever. There is so much more I wanted to choose but my blog page kept going blank, as if it just couldn’t hold all that I wanted to place there. And I would have to start over.

      Then there is the problem of language. There has been turmoil and unrest in every part of the world at one time or another. The next theme will be different, but this one is difficult for me. Do you have some suggestions for music?

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