Compiling songs from artists across the globe, this powerful album of political music is set for digital release on October 14
Six continents and over 33 countries are represented on this incredibly diverse release of songs tackling oppression, uprisings, war and revolution. It is a collaborative work between four independent music organisations – Nomadic Wax (USA), Un-Convention (UK), Fora do Eixo (Brasil) and Tiuna El Fuerte (Venezuela) – and is supported by the University Of Manchester’s In Place of War research centre.
Highlights include the album opener from Syrian-US artist Omar Offendum (pictured), ‘The Slavemaster’s Whip’ from Zimbabwean group Outspoken and The Essence, and Elemotho’s ‘A Dose of Reality’ with harrowing spoken word from John Trudell.
In conjunction with the release, 33RPM will be at IWM North on October 13 at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, with a special performance from Emmanuel Jal, the former child soldier turned activist who features on the release. There is also a chance to hear Jal in conversation with James Thompson, director of In Place of War.
The album will be available via Bandcamp, and you can follow 33RPM on Twitter for more information regarding the release.