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  • Boloko (Circumcision) – Fatoumata Diawara

    Born in Cote D’Ivoire to Malian parents, at 32 years old, Fatoumata Diawara is a force of nature. She escaped a restrictive environment in her family and at 20 years of age she moved to Paris to pursue a career in music and theatre. Although she was in Mali...
  • I Was Me – Imagine Dragons

    When Imagine Dragons was approached to be a part of the One4 Project, the message behind ‘I Was Me’ came to them immediately. According to Dan Reynolds, lead singer and writer of ‘I Was Me’, ‘the song is about trying to regain your life, which is what millions of...
  • Wasakara- Oliver Mtukudzi

    Oliver Mtukudzi is a Zimbabwean musician whose career kicked off when Zimbabwe was still Rhodesia. At the time Robert Mugabe, now president of Zimbabwe since 1987, was fighting for the country’s independence. Mtukidzi earned his popularity by performing political songs that spoke of national pride, resistance and unity, and...
  • Gunner’s Dream- Pink Floyd

    In almost any Pink Floyd song, you can get lost in a world you thought you would never know, and you always feel at ease, even when you are afraid. In their technical perfection, every note, word and sound is studied and nothing is left to its fate. This...
  • Paranoia in the Cold War: 99 Luftballons – Nena

    “99 Luftballons” (99 air balloons) is an anti-war protest song by the German band Nena from their 1983 self-titled album. The background of this Nena’s one-hit-wonder is quite unique: we are in Cold War years, during a Rolling Stones concert in June 1982 in West Berlin, Nena’s guitarist Carlo Karges was looking at...
  • I Can See Through Your Masks

    ‘Masters of War’, included in the 1963 album ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’, is not the usual antiwar and pacifist song, it is a strong condemnation of the people responsible for the atrocities of war and for the deaths and the blood that it brings, with particular reference to the...
  • The Doors- Unknown Soldier (1968)

    Another antiwar song,  The Unknown Soldier was released in the incredible 1968 Doors album ‘ Waiting for the Sun’. The Doors were composed of vocalist Jim Morrison, guitarist Robby Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and drummer John Densmore. They were known for their anti-conformist behaviour and their provocative and anti conservative...
  • We are the Small Axe

    “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down” Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945. His songs have been soundtrack to peace movements, and many of them carry a strong social and political meaning. Small...
  • Buy a Gun for your Son – Tom Paxton

    Thomas Richard “Tom” Paxton is one of the most famous american folk singer and songwriter. Paxton’s songs can be emotionally affective and cover a wide range of topics, from the serious and profound to the lighthearted and comical, at the same time. The one we would like to present to you...
  • Behind the scenes: Civil War – Guns N’ Roses

    Guns N’ Roses are probably one of the most famous bands in the history of music. Formed in Los Angeles back in 1985 they quickly reached success also thanks to the extraordinary vocals (and eccentricity) of the band’s front-man, Axl Rose, and the iconic guitar solos by Saul Hudson, better...
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