This week on From the Vault, we revisit the Summer of 2003, when the Pacifica Radio Archives was in full production mode gathering classic audio from our extensive collection in preparation for our very first National Broadcast and fundraiser, which would air later that year. One of the original productions was a special sound collaboration called Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace. Original music and hip hop beats were written for specially selected voices of Peace, Justice, Equality and Freedom from the vast programs in the Pacifica Radio Archives:
“We did Not Authorize” featuring Dennis Kucinich
“I want all of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters” featuring Maxine Waters
“Bin Bush” featuring Michael Moore
“Silence of the Media Lambs” featuring Greg Palast
“The Problems Have A History” featuring Tariq Ali
“The Gift” featuring Thich Nhat Hanh
“Afrodiva” featuring Angela Davis
“Father Knows Best” featuring Gore Vidal
Say It Loud: New Songs For Peace was a collaboration between the Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium, consisting of two Los Angeles based musicians Gomez and Frank Aragon, and Pacifica Radio Archive Senior Producer Mark Torres. Say It Loud New Songs for Peace an original production ONLY available from the Pacifica Radio Archives.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.
Original recordings used in this episode:
PZ0523 Say It Loud: New Songs for Peace MORE INFO / PURCHASE
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