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Wednesday, August 04, 2004
      ( 10:02 AM )
Rock for Change

I once heard Harry Belafonte speak (what a voice!) and his talk was about the obligation artists have to be political. Artists have a unique voice in our society and can use their platform to speak truth to power, to influence social justice and to actually make a difference with their art. Several musicians are taking Belafonte's words to heart this coming pre-election season in a concert tour sponsored by MoveOn PAC and America Coming Together.

Among those taking a stand for this Vote For Change Tour:

Pearl Jam
Bruce Springsteen
Dave Matthews Band
Jurassic 5
Dixie Chicks
Death Cab for Cutie
James Taylor
Ben Harper
My Morning Jacket
Jackson Browne
Bonnie Raitt
John Fogerty
Keb' Mo'
Bright Eyes
John Mellencamp
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

Check out their declarations here.

One of my favorites is from Keb' Mo': "It's about showing up and being counted. I'll be there and I hope you will too."

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