Sara Marlowe | A World to Win: Songs from the Struggle for Global Justice

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A World to Win: Songs from the Struggle for Global Justice

by Sara Marlowe

"Sara Marlowe's sound is very reminiscent of Ani DiFranco and to further the comparison, she writes strong lyrics that compel attention." -Sing Out. Magazine. "...the perfect soundtrack to the movement for social justice." -Outside the Box.
Genre: Folk: Political
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Making History
3:31 $0.99
2. Nothing At All
3:58 $0.99
3. Access Denied
3:44 $0.99
4. Arming the Heavens
3:40 $0.99
5. This is What Democracy Looks Like
3:38 $0.99
6. Invisible Face
4:47 $0.99
7. Blood on Your Hands
3:40 $0.99
8. Capitalism Kills
3:36 $0.99
9. When will the Madness End?
4:12 $0.99
10. Time to Sing a New Song
1:58 $0.99
11. Vision
4:49 $0.99
12. Fragile
1:01 $0.99
13. War is Coming
5:33 $0.99
14. Ccrap
3:02 $0.99
15. Too Many Times
3:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
"War is Coming", track #13 has been selected for the PEACE NOT WAR CD (Vol 2), along with great artists - Jane's Addiction, Sonic Youth, ani difranco, Michael Franti & Spearhead and many others.

CHECK OUT Sara's new release: "times like these..." at

The new CD is a combo of stripped down acoustic tunes and kickin' full band tunes with congas, tabla, cello, flute, piano and drums.
Hope you'll check it out :)

"Your CD is wonderful. Congratulations! It is a great tool in our struggle to stop the current madness, and I salute you." -John Pilger, journalist


NEWS: "War is Coming" will appear on the upcoming PEACE NOT WAR Compilation CD (Volume 2), which will be released in October, 2004. Artists on the CD include Jane's Addiction, Sonic Youth, ani difranco, Michael Franti and many others. You can check it out at


"A World To Win: Songs from the Struggle for Global Justice" is the first release of political folk music from Toronto artist Sara Marlowe. On this inspiring first solo album you will be treated to a mix of musical styles spanning jazz, folk and alternative. Sara and her band are all accomplished artists who have shared the stage with performers such as Anne Feeney, David Rovics, Chris Brown, Evalyn Perry, Dope Poets Society, Ron Hawkins and Bruce Cockburn. "A World to Win" was selected as one of the Top 10 Releases of 2002 by 'HarrisRadio' in New York City. Sara is featured in the latest video by the Toronto Video Activist Collective about the anti-G8 protest in Calgary, Alberta. The CD has also been getting radio play in both Canada and the United States and hit #13 on the college charts.

Sara's writing is edgy and insightful. On this album, she covers many current issues of global concern. Such tracks like This is What Democracy Looks Like about the April 2001 anti-FTAA protests in Quebec City or Blood on Your Hands dealing with sanctions and war on Iraq are passionate and meaningful examples of Sara's ability to converse with an audience.

Sara Marlowe is a Toronto based singer/songwriter and political activist. Sara plays both as a solo performer as well as with a full back-up band. The full band includes backing vocals, Djembe, bass, guitar, flute and congas. They play at various demonstrations, political events including the bioDiversity picnic with David Suzuki, International Women's Day and Dec. 6th, the ani-G8 protests in Alberta, and band venues around Southern Ontario.

Michelle Denis, Djembe player and back-up vocalist, is involved in acting, music, theater, occasional radical cheerleading and political activism. Dan Holowachuk, conga and kit player, is a music graduate from the Mohawk College jazz program and has been playing for years both in Toronto and around the world. Brian Champ, bass player, has been a musician and songwriter, as well as political activist for many years. Deb Scanlon, flute player, is also an avid environmentalist. The band strives to create a reflective atmosphere while also playing tunes to invite people just to get up and dance.

Info about the songs:
Making History : A song about the anti-FTAA protests in Quebec City, 2001 and the movement for global justice

Nothing At All: A song about the growing gap between rich & poor

Access Denied: A song about Kimberly Rogers who died while sentenced to house arrest for "welfare fraud"

Arming the Heavens: A song about the National Missile Defence program

This is What Democracy Looks Like: A song about the resistance to the IMF, World Bank, WTO & FTAA

Invisible Face: a song about women and Sweatshop labour. Inspired by the book "No Logo" by Naomi Klein

Blood on Your Hands: A song about war and sanctions on Iraq

Capitalism Kills: Police brutality and the Toronto police murder of Otto Vas, homelessness, the Occupation of Palestine and the Intifada and the WTO's blocking of the sale of generic AIDS medication to Africa

When Will the Madness End: An anti-war song specifically about the about 'war on terror' - also included on the "ONE BIG NO" CD compilation released by Artists Against War

Time to Sing a New Song: A Peace Song

Vision: A song about the hope for and belief that Another World is Possible

Fragile: Instrumental

War is Coming: A song from the Lost Carnival Production of the musical "Death's Diner"

CCRAP: A song about Stockwell Day & the Canadian Alliance Party (hidden track) #14:

Too Many Times: Love Song (hidden track) #15 (The one non-political song on the CD :-)



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Go buy her superb new album "A World to Win."
Sara has a stunningly beautiful voice, and her songs are great in their own right. But they serve a purpose too, highlighting issues such as the injusticies of globalization, the war on terror, and the growing gap between the rich and poor. It is a protest album that sounds great - the voices and the music are superb, and the words are inspiring. Go buy her superb new album "A World to Win."

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These songs may want to make you become an activist if you aren't already...
This CD's sub-title is "Songs from the Struggle for Global Justice" and as you can guess, is political in nature. These are mainly songs about what is wrong in the world. Could seem a tad depressing, but the music is funky-folk ala Ani DiFranco. Sara Marlowe sings these songs and plays guitar while Michelle Denis plays Djembe, keyboards, piano and sings backing vocals. Sara's voice is perfect for this medium. She can sound sweet and pissed off at the same time. Her guitar playing suits the genre well too.
These songs may want to make you become an activist if you aren't already (and if you agree with their politics). Especially in this new political era.

...reminds me of Indigo Girls with a mission.
Sent from above are two radical women from Canada. This duo hails from Toronto with strong vocals and great play and timing. The fifteen song CD is primarily folk and jazz with some alternative influence that reminds me of Indigo Girls with a mission. The music is very soothing with a powerful message encrypted in the very well written lyrics that revolve mostly around political themes. Whether this is your political preference or not, this is definitely a CD worth checking out due to the quality and range. Great for a rainy Sunday with candles.