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PLEDGE TO RESIST BY SAUL WILLIAMS & DJ SPOOKY

I shied away from posting this song that was originally self-hosted, when I re-found this song on YouTube. It uses RT footage from a non-existent YouTube channel. But is this fake music? NO WAY. This video seems designed to incite violence, but the music is strong and the message is true!! CHECK OUT THE LYRICS..

This gem was found in 2003 by Band Geek.
Here’s what Band Geek said back then:

The declaration of our generation! Techno trip-hop with spoken word.

WOW! AMERICAN AFROBEAT IN 2003 – BAND GEEK POSTS ANTIBALAS AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA

“Hypocrite” was originally hosted at the now-defunct Epitonic.com, a real go-to site for independent artists. This Brooklyn-based combo based on Fela Kuti’s Africa 70, played afrobeat. They didn’t play a concert for the first year of existence, block parties, and park shows sufficed. This band became popular in the early 2000s. Antibalas has performed in 35 countries, from Japan to Turkey to Portugal to Australia, and throughout New York City.

Here’s what Band Geek said back then:

“Huge, Fela-style Afrobeat from Brooklyn”

I found this again recently at Youtube:

BETTIE BLACK POSTED YO LA TENGO’S NUCLEAR WAR in 2003

This song, originally an Epitonic posting from indie rockers Yo La Tengo, sent me to see this band as soon as they hit town, back then. Written by Peter Tosh, this song takes on another life in this version. I found this song again recently at YouTube.

Here’s what Bettie said in her original post in 2003:

I wonder if this song has some subliminal thang going on – it’s very trancy. Is it hypnotizing us all into listening to our children’s voices? Listen to the little tykes yelling a whole variety of colorful phrases for the cause of nuclear disarmament. Peace.

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