A Voice For Peace In War-Torn Tripoli

Your Middle East    Video
June 2nd, 2013

A Voice For Peace In War-Torn Tripoli

Despite the constant violence and struggles that Tripoli faces, there are young and outspoken voices being heard. Heba Rachrach, a 23 year-old woman, turned activist after she created a video in protest of the violence that combined the music of her piano and the explosion of a bomb right outside her home.

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Guerrilla Street Signs Show The Intersection Of New York And Hip-Hop

Co.EXIST   
March 30th, 2013

Guerrilla Street Signs Show The Intersection Of New York And Hip-Hop

Artist Jay Shells has traveled through New York City, putting up signs with rap lyrics at the specific places the streets are referred to in the songs, creating a visual map of the city in an original form of art.

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Yahya Hawwa, Voice Of The Syrian Revolution

NONVIOLENT CONFLICT   
February 25th, 2013

Yahya Hawwa, Voice Of The Syrian Revolution

Yahya Hawaa uses his classical training in Qur’anic recitation to create songs that have rallied revolutionaries and encouraged activists throughout the Syrian revolution, proving the power of musical inspiration.

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5 Green Bands or The New Type of Cool

Ecosmarty   
February 21st, 2012

5 Green Bands or The New Type of Cool

It’s a beautiful thing to see musicians using their fame to create positive change. Five acts in particular have recently made significant strides to make the world a greener place. The following 5 bands are all part of the eco-movement and each of them contribute to that cause in their own unique way (they are also great bands to listen to).

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Positive People: Hip-Hop Teacher KMT

Positive News   
November 10th, 2011

Positive People: Hip-Hop Teacher KMT

DJ and hip-hop teacher KMT is using music and sustainable living to unite young people.

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Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

CSMonitor   
April 12th, 2013

Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

Claudio Miranda grew up in one of the most violent communities in Brazil, but through music and art, he has given his neighbors a chance to express themselves and contribute positively to the community.

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Can Music Help Heal Mali’s War Wounds?

AlertNet   
March 11th, 2013

Can Music Help Heal Mali’s War Wounds?

The conflict in Mali has split the country in two, and as a response, Malian musicians have appealed for an end to the fighting through their songs and concerts, hoping that music will bring some sort of unity to the people of the country.

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Pick Up and Play: A DIY Guide to Building Community Through Music

Shareable    Yobo MemberVideo
August 27th, 2012

Pick Up and Play: A DIY Guide to Building Community Through Music

From rousing sing-a-longs held around a fire to psalms sung in church and beyond, music has always brought people together, creating and strengthening tribes, a role that continues to this day.

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Hip Hop Hooray

The Age   
November 14th, 2011

Hip Hop Hooray

A hip-hop academy at Footscray, Australia is bridging cultural barriers to engage children.

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Good Golly, Ms. Holly

Syracuse New Times   
October 26th, 2011

Good Golly, Ms. Holly

By Tammy DiDomenico Much about American culture has changed since Holly Near first lent her voice to the cause of social justice—by joining Another Mother for Peace in 1968. Indeed, her own career has evolved just as much; with forays into acting (from TV’s The Partridge Family to movies such as Slaughterhouse-Five), playwriting and teaching. [...]

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