Thursday, March 11, 2010

Retaliation Vibration: Thievery Corporation, War & World Hunger

My podcast focuses on the band Thievery Corporation and how they use music to promote political awareness, particularly about war and world hunger. The album Radio Retaliation includes songs like "El Pueblo Unido" and "Sound the Alarm." Unique to this album are Thievery Corporation's collaborations with international artists and their incorporation of instrumental sounds and musical styles from around the world, which contrast significantly to the noisy music of Muslimgauze and the idea of Project Peace on Earth. In the case of Project Peace on Earth, Michael Kang of the String Cheese Incident and yoga teacher Gurmukh help me bring out the purpose of the Project in order to show how the concepts of sound vibrations differ from ideas of sonic retaliation.

Download the "Retaliation Vibration" podcast (16:19).

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