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by Music Action Collective

The Music Action Collective is a global musical collective that brings together talented, socially-engaged artists to create a new musical language that addresses and advances global social issues.
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1. Overlooked
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2. Monuments
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3. New Babylon (For Delasi)
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4. Agua
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5. What If
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6. Kesaule (Live)
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7. Right Again
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8. Utamaduni
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Music Action Collective is a sonic exploration of global cultures that features vocals and beats from the Balkans and Caucusus, hip-hop in four languages, contemporary pop, traditional Tanzanian folk, Afro-Latin rhythms, and jazz-inspired song forms and improvisations.

The nine-piece collective includes a GRAMMY-nominated drummer and founder of an ecocultural nonprofit (Ernesto “Matute” Lopez), an award-winning percussionist from Kenya (Kasiva Mutua), an Oberlin and Juilliard-trained cellist whose work as a global music educator has included work in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan and El Salvador (Avery Waite), a cultural catalyst, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist bringing Turks and Armenians together (Sevana Tchakerian), a semifinalist in the EuroVision content (Rona Nishliu), and a Sony Records recording artist alum and jazz saxophonist and composer (James Brandon Lewis).

In one month of workshops and reherasals dedicated to advancing social causes as part of the Music Action Lab—a monthlong music residency for artists around the world advancing social causes—the Collective created a suite of eight original compositions and arrangements that address the fundamental rights we all have as humans through the framework of international human rights, gender and women, and call listeners to action to collectively come together to actively contribute and participate in ending injustice and discrimination.

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