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DeMarisa Steeley and Dorian Wallace explore the integrative effects of music and other creative practices and their therapeutic impact on the trauma of colonialism, classism, racism, mass incarceration, and culture.

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DeMarisa Steeley and Dorian Wallace explore the integrative effects of music and other creative practices and their therapeutic impact on the trauma of colonialism, classism, racism, mass incarceration, and culture.

    Ep. 12 - Maroon Militant Matriarch And Making Music Inside with Spiritchild

    Ep. 12 - Maroon Militant Matriarch And Making Music Inside with Spiritchild

    A freedom singer/artist from the South Bronx by way of Staten Island, spiritchild uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution throughout the world, from the United States to Europe, Africa to South East Asia. We spoke with him peak regarding doing work within the prison system and serving people through music and healing. 

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    Ep. 11 - Liberation Music Therapy: A Podcast Essay

    Ep. 11 - Liberation Music Therapy: A Podcast Essay

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    Brought to you by Loughborough University’s Anarchism Research Group (ARG), Anarchist Essays presents leading academics, activists, and intellectuals exploring themes in anarchist theory, history, and practice.

    http://www.dorianwallace.com/dorians-mode-blog/liberation-music-therapy-an-emancipatory-practice-to-community-music-making-healing-and-revolutionary-change

    ​We experience life through vibrations. Music has been a vital part of our evolution since the Paleolithic era and is an integral part of our history. Music can bring people together, encourage social, political, economic, or environmental change, facilitate healing, and illuminate human transcendence through peace and solidarity. In other words, music can connect with the human psyche in ways that, when practiced with focused intention, have the potential to treat entire communities that have undergone transgenerational trauma at the assault of colonialism and Capitalism...


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    Ep. 10 - Dance With the Devil, Understand Sexual Violence with Dr. Pamela Scully

    Ep. 10 - Dance With the Devil, Understand Sexual Violence with Dr. Pamela Scully

    Content Warning: Depictions of sexual violence
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    This week, we chat with Pamela Scully, a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies historian, Professor of African Studies, and Advisor to the Provost at Emory University. She has her Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. We pick Dr. Scully's brain for her expertise in historical and political sexual violence, using Immortal Technique's devastating song "Dance with the Devil" as the catalyst for this conversation.
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    Dance With the Devil - Immortal Technique
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzWj9ZORv8E
    https://genius.com/Immortal-technique-dance-with-the-devil-lyrics

    Long Violent History - Tyler Childers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzWj9ZORv8E

    The Poverty of Philosophy - Immortal Technique
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzWj9ZORv8E
    https://genius.com/Immortal-technique-the-poverty-of-philosophy-lyrics

    Theme from Love Story - Henry Mancini
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFVaBgKhSxY&feature=emb_title

    Stromae - Fils de joie 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Z2tgJo8Hg
    https://genius.com/Stromae-fils-de-joie-lyrics

    Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst - Kendrick Lamar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-XbXBq8cl8
    https://genius.com/Kendrick-lamar-sing-about-me-im-dying-of-thirst-lyrics
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    Ep. 9 - Discussions on Hip Hop Culture, Psychology, & Urban Youth with Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil, PhD

    Ep. 9 - Discussions on Hip Hop Culture, Psychology, & Urban Youth with Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil, PhD

    Dr. Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil's career interest is culturally-sensitive, ecologically-appropriate, and evidence-based practices for low-income urban youth and families. His current research focuses on family-focused interventions for youth with trauma and co-occurring disruptive behavior and community violence exposure that is provided through university-community partnerships, service system collaborations, and national provider networks. Dr. Abdul-Adil is also one of the originators and nationally-renowned experts on using modern Rap music and Hip-Hop culture to enrich psychosocial interventions for urban youth.
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    Ep. 8 - Dark Was The Crossroads For You And Me

    Ep. 8 - Dark Was The Crossroads For You And Me

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    Ep. 7 - Christian Fascism (Christian Nationalism, White Christian Culture, and the Religious Right)

    Ep. 7 - Christian Fascism (Christian Nationalism, White Christian Culture, and the Religious Right)

    Christian nationalism has become a buzzword among conservative activists such as Congresswomen Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and conservative activist Charlie Kirk. We believe we need to call it what it is: Christian Fascism. For this episode, we had a great conversation with Andrew Griffin and Glen McDaniel, two musicians of faith who are continuously deconstructing the phenomena of White Christian Culture, how it affects our society, and how we may confront this socially learned sickness.
    Christian nationalists believe the United States is meant to be a Christian nation and seek to "reclaim" the nation for God. Support for right-wing politicians and social issues, such as immigration, gun, and poverty legislation, is better understood as Christian nationalism rather than evangelicalism per se.
    Christian nationalism's fundamental tenets can be summarized as follows:
    The federal government should declare the United States a Christian nation.The federal government should advocate Christian values.The federal government should not enforce the strict separation of church and state.The federal government should allow religious symbols in public spaces.The success of the United States is part of God's plan.The federal government should allow prayer in public schools.Andrew Griffin: https://www.andrewgriffinmusic.com/Simply Three: https://simplythreemusic.com/

    Richard Rohr: https://cac.org/about/our-teachers/richard-rohr/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_RohrAfrican Origins of Christianity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP73uEFASQgJabari Osaze: https://www.instagram.com/jabariosaze/Labinth - Jealous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXD52y9jsOUWhite Christian Nationalism: The Deep Story Behind the Capitol Insurrection: https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/responses/white-christian-nationalism-the-deep-story-behind-the-capitol-insurrectionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_nationalismhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_fascismhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_right

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