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:
Dave Matthews Band
Death Cab for Cutie
My Morning Jacket
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."