"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. www.peace-not-war.org
CHECK OUT Sara's new release: "times like these..." at www.cdbaby.com/saramarlowe2
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 www.peace-not-war.org.
"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
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 :-)