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Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Music and social activism have intertwined throughout Gina Chavez’s career as a Latinx bilingual folk-pop singer. Gina began writing music while living in Argentina. Later she spent eight months as a volunteer teacher in a gang-dominated barrio in El Salvador. Her single "Siete-D" is a celebration of the Salvadoran spirit…
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Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub is a Lebanese American vocalist, songwriter, and educator for social justice. A former educator in the public school system, Naima spent a year facilitating weekly “Music and Freedom with incarcerated women in San Francisco County Jail, ultimately recording her first album, Live in San Francisco County Jail. Many…
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Launched: Texas Accelerator

Launched: Texas Accelerator

Photo: Amanda Pascali, Houston Music to Life launched its Texas Accelerator in January 2020 (with artists in Austin, Dallas and Houston) in collaboration with the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA); here's a short introductory video. We welcome six Texas-based activist artists to our national family of social change musicians: Cheryl Cawood…
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Launched: Northern New England Accelerator

Launched: Northern New England Accelerator

From L: Nicholas Trahan (NH), Liz Stookey Sunde, Emily Zanleoni (VT), Sarah Trunzo (ME), Noel (Paul) Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Kristen Graves, DJSean Hay (VT), Emilia Dahlin (ME) and Myles Bullen (ME). Photo credit: Sally Farr. In December 2019, Music to Life launched Musicians as Mentors (M2), a rural Accelerator designed…
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Our Partnership with the Rubicon Theatre (Ventura, CA)

Our Partnership with the Rubicon Theatre (Ventura, CA)

Photo features artists, Master Class instructors and production friends from our 2017 national search for social change artists and week-long Music for Change Festival in collaboration with the Rubicon. Here's a look back at some of the dreams and aspirations from the Music for Change Festival's national call for artists.
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Social Change Playlists

Social Change Playlists

Music to Life's twenty cause-themed playlists include contemporary & historical protest songs, incorporate music from artists of all backgrounds & genres, and provide soundtracks to a variety of social movements that address the most pressing issues of our time. Visit our YouTube page here.  
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