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2020-07-05T19:37:53.000Z
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1,142
Video Title:
Sisterfire SongTalk: Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Martha Gonzalez, and Barbara Dane
Description:
Artist-activists Barbara Dane, Martha Gonzalez (Quetzal), Leyla McCalla, and Amythyst Kiah join Nicole Barden in a SongTalk to share how cultural expressions can be used to catalyze social justice demands for systemic change. In addition to sharing songs, each performer speaks to their experiences, struggles, expressions, and actions in building a more just world for themselves, their families, and their audiences. 8:41 Barbara Dane – “I Hate the Capitalist System” 24:04 Leyla McCalla – “Song for a Dark Girl” 31:55 Martha Gonzalez – “El Rio” 53:21 Amythyst Kiah – “Firewater” 58:11 Martha Gonzalez – “Justice Never Dies” 1:14:07 Leyla McCalla – “A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey” 1:20:51 Amythyst Kiah – “Black Myself” The SongTalk genre, named by one of Roadwork’s founders, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, is situated in a congregational call-and-response space rooted in the Black church and Southern freedom movement that merged song with prose to call people to action. This event was produced and presented in collaboration with the Roadwork Center.
Video Duration:
1 hr 30 min 31 sec
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