All Nations Rise
“This time it is all the beautiful races of humanity together on the same side and we are fighting to replace our fear with love. And this time bullets, arrows, and cannonballs won’t save us. The only weapons that are useful in this battle are the weapons of truth, faith, and compassion.”
You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind)
Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
“You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)” was written by Sainte-Marie and inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod dog sled race in 1973 and was the subject of the 1979 film, Spirit Of The Wind.
Heart Led Rebellion
Climbing PoeTree’s ballad about the unstoppable power of the people. Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul sisters who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Alixa and Naima interweave spoken word, hip hop, and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, channel hope into vision, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.
Nahko & Medicine for the People
Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and social healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born.
Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song)
Sung by Ulali & written by Pura Fé
“Our hearts are full and our minds are good / Our ancestors come and give us strength / Stand tall, sing, dance and never forget who you are / Or where you come from”