Rocktober: Get Out And Vote!

Zigaboo Modeliste - The Meters

Is this election different than past elections, why or why not?

Zigaboo Modeliste
It would seem young people are really getting involved in the voting process. African Americans and women are represented more than ever in this electoral process. Cyberspace technology has entered into the political forum and this avenue has exploded, giving this election another outlet for people to connect on the issues.

What is the relationship between music and politics - and how, if at all, has this relationship affected your music?

Even though there is too much politics in music, there is not enough music in politics. Therefore, because of that, it has prompted me to write about one of the candidates that I support through a song called "0-b-a-m-a, Obama (Obamagroove)" in an effort to move forward in a more positive direction. It's time for a change!

If you could speak directly to all American voters, what would you say?

The U.S. will not be complete until everyone votes. America is at stake and everybody should have a say. It is a privilege and your duty to vote.

Zig's next gig is on October 24 at Pier 23 in San Francisco, CA. Complete Zigaboo Modeliste tour dates available here. And be sure to peep his new track "0-b-a-m-a, Obama (Obamagroove)" at

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