Saturday 3 November – United Struggle CD/DVD Launch – Brunswick

There will be a little crew of I Love dancehall regulars performing at this event on the weekend..We will be on around 1am .
There will be heaps of other great music, with a Global Bass heavy vibe..Lots of hip hop, Afro, Dub, Cumbia, Dancehall, reggae..so get amongst it…it gonnna be an awesome night..

United Struggle Music videos and Documentaries screening from 8pm
Music from 9pm
Combat Wombat | Apprentice | Burn City Queens | Sunnyman | Quashani Bahd | Dj So-fire | Biscotti | Puzzle Jumper | Saca La Mois DJ!!.. more acts to be announced

Entry $10 or $15 with CD
Free entry for those people that donated to United Struggle on Pozible .. come down and get ur free CD on the night.. thanx 4 supporting.

http://www.facebook.com/events/116612141825605

MORE INFO about the project:

United Struggle CD & DVD features global hip-hop reggae and experimental beat fusion, music videos and mini documentaries addressing issues faced by artists in affected areas, displaced by war, colonisation, development, poverty and environmental issues. With phat beats, big talent and amazing stories of survival we attempt to target racism in the broader community with music.

Talent for the project has been recorded on location by project creator Izzy Brown (Melbourne hip-hop band Combat Wombat) It gives displaced artists in Palestine, Afghanistan, Africa, Cambodia, and Australia a platform to express themselves & their community’s situation.

The project has been about five years in the making. It was financed by local underground fundraising concerts, internet crowd funding & Izzy Browns personal finances. The recording process was truly an epic adventure with numerous arrests, evictions, electricity cuts, check points and problematic border crossings, travel and weather conditions giving the album an authentic sound.

Producers from around the world delved deep into their hard drives to donate beats to host unheard voices of displaced peoples.

Izzy Brown – I was first inspired to do this project while in Kenya filming the documentary Ghettomoto (screened at London International Documentery Film Festival) – about the journey of hip-hop spoken word poet Timothy Mwaura, following the post election violence in 2008.

During the filming I was approached daily by artists from the slums in Nairobi to produce music videos of their songs. I noticed the huge demand but lack of accessible equipment and skills in video production for people in these poverty stricken areas.

The song ‘Bow Down No Way’, a collaborative track between Shoeshine Boy from Mukurru slum and Adel from Star Studios in Nairobi, with Monkeymarc (Combat Wombat) and myself is an example of what the Unites Struggle Project can achieve on a much larger scale. The video clip was shot in Nairobi, Melbourne and Alice Springs and the song draws parallels between the poverty of indigenous people in Australia and Africa.

My main motivation is my love of music and belief in social and environmental justice. Music can be used as a tool for change and education to break down walls, create common ground and unite common struggles.

Download the digital album by donation at unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com
All donations for track downloads go to support future United Struggle Projects around the globe.

unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com

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