Good people, today is International Human Rights Day, where we step back to look at the progress we have made in our quest for equality and justice on this planet. It’s easy to look at all the problems worldwide, murders and wars, and settle on hopelessness. But in the grand old scheme of things, we are making progress (or maybe more accurately, slowly returning to a state of consciousness that we had reached thousands of years ago, and lost).
And music! Well this is one thing we can count on to inspire and heal the crazy planetarians. For this important moment, I present you with an hour of renegade music of many vibes – sonic proof that the madness can always strengthen our resolve to be more loving and more alive.
Then we switch scales completely and visit the Saudi Arabian music scene, where some artists must hide in secrecy, risking their lives for their art form and their belief in freedom of speech.