Vieux Farka Touré
Vieux Farka Touré - The son of Malian music legend Ali Farka Touré, Vieux’s self titled debut album came out in 2007 on World Village, produced by Modiba’s Eric Herman. In an example of how artists can redefine the way music reaches a global audience as well and reinvent music as an agent for social change by [...]Read more
Warren Haynes, musician, change-maker
Warren Haynes is the lead singer and guitarist for Gov’t Mule, and widely known as one of the most revered guitarists alive today, having played with Dickey Betts, the Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and countless others. His new solo album “Man In Motion” (2011) includes an anthem for troubled [...]Read more
Click on the image for the interview with Vusi Mahlasela. “The Voice” of the South African anti-apartheid movement talks about music and social change his inspiration to join the freedom movement, and the need for artists singing for unity today. Visit his website here: http://vusimahlasela.com/ where you can see more videos, check tour dates, and find our [...]Read more
Amadou and Mariam
Click on the image to view the interview! The globo-pop duo whose songs have sold millions sat down with Stephan to discuss the roots of social change in Malian music, the new border-breaking music and activist revolution they consider themselves to be a part of, and the need for artists everywhere to raise their voices [...]Read more
Stephan Said- Song of Healing
Gabrielle Giffords, Salman Taseer, Sarah Palin, Jason Loughner, victims of Haiti’s shantytownquake, Katrina’s 9th Ward, Detroit’s neighborlesshoods, Pakistan’s forgotten floodplane villages, THIS SONG’S FOR YOU!
Heal. Share. Change Our World!
In the war-torn region of Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child solider. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and emerge as a world-famous recording artist with a hit record under his belt. Called an artist “with the potential of a young Bob Marley” by Peter Gabriel, he has performed at Live 8 and Nelson Mandela’s 90th b-day concert. His music can be heard in major motion pictures, TV, and he’s been featured in major outlets like TIME, USA Today, NPR, CNN, MTV, & the BBC. Emmanual is also a spokesperson for Amnesty International and Oxfam, and created the charitable foundation, Gua Africa.Read more