Occupy Musicians: Lou Reed, Talib, Tom Morello, Biafra


A number of prominent musicians have pledged their support for the Occupy Movement by launching the Occupy Musicians website. The website aims to to facilitate performances at Occupy spaces and events, network musicians to Occupy locations and Occupy fund raisers, host embedded media to Occupy-related songs and music videos, and more. Head over to the Occupy Musicians website to get a look at the full list of supporters, and check out their official statement below.

"We announce the launch of Occupymusicians.com, a website for musicians to show solidarity with the protesters, organizers, and supporters of the Occupy movements, and to show that there is a sizable force of musicians from across every genre of music who support this movement. A very small part of the list includes: Lou Reed, John Zorn, Amanda Palmer, DJ Rupture, Darcy James Argue, Frederic Rzewski, Talib Kweli, Pauline Oliveros, Tyondai Braxton, Evan Parker, Martin Bresnick, Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Laurie Anderson, Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tom Morello, Yuka Honda, Jello Biafra, and Saul Williams.

The Occupy Musicians project is a mirror of the very successful work going on at Occupy Writers (http://occupywriters.com/) and Occupy Film Makers (http://www.occupyfilmmakers.com/), with a similar statement. Inspired by, and with help from Ginny Suss and Vanessa Wruble at the website Okay Player, we have launched the website Occupymusicians.com as a public statement of support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, and all Occupy movements.

The statement reads: We, the undersigned musicians and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world. In addition to the public statement of support, OccupyMusicians will serve as a resource:

  • • to facilitate performances at Occupy spaces and events
  • • provide links to media wishing to interview Occupy-supporting musicians
  • • host testimony and other writings of musicians for why they support the 99 percent
  • • host embedded media to Occupy-related songs and music videos
  • • network musicians to Occupy locations and Occupy fund raisers"

  • http://www.occupymusicians.com

    [Published on: 11/23/11]

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