UUMN members have shared the following suggestions for march and protest music. Many can be learned by rote, others can be downloaded with permission and/or purchased. Additional link suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Peace, Salaam, Shalom" http://emmasrevolution.com/shop/peacesalaamshalom/
"Songs to express your outrage about all of those things that threaten our grandchildren’s futures — pollution, militarism, greed, ‘isms and more." http://raginggrannies.net/
Songs for the Great Turning
"Water is Life": https://www.echoesofpeace.org/water-is-life
Rise Up and Sing
"The Tide is Rising" (+ many others): https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/tide-rising
Claflin & Grace
"I'm Gonna Walk It With You": https://claflinandgrace.wordpress.com/
Movement Choir Corps
This is a closed group on Facebook which describes itself as a musical tactics incubator for the resistance intended for all those committed to teaching, leading, and creating songs to be sung in the streets. (Anyone can ask to join.) This group is envisioned as a place to:
- Share video and lyrics to songs that have been successfully sung by crowds.
- Brainstorm songs that COULD be effectively sung by crowds
- Share tips and techniques for teaching and leading songs.
- Share requests for songs that need to be written.
- Share stories of HOW songs have been used tactically as part of the resistance.
- Write/remix/tweak songs collectively
Movement Music (Matt Meyers' youtube channel)
Music for the Movement - Zo Tobi
A San Francisco Bay group which has written their own lyrics to familiar melodies, as well as gathered good protest songs.
Que no caiga la fe https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/que-no-caiga-la-fe
Danos un corazon https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/sets/movement-choir-practice-feb-4th
I can't keep quiet https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/womens-marchi-cant-keep-quiet
O Refugees are welcome here https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/refugees-are-welcome-here-vancouver-sings-in-harmony
O women's rights are human rights https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/womens-rights-are-human-rights
We are building up a new world https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/building-up-a-new-world-07dec2014
Hold On https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/03-eyes-on-the-prize-vox-only-10jan2016
Ella's Song https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/12-we-who-believe-in-freedom-10jan2016
We are Ones https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/we-are-the-ones-2
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn me Round https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/02-aint-gonna-let-nobody-10jan2016
It doesn't have to be like this https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/09-it-doesnt-have-to-be-like-this
Which Side Are you On? https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/medley-which-side-raise-your
Wade in the Water https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/wade-in-the-water-marade-19jan2015
Rattle the Cage https://soundcloud.com/noenemies/rattle-the-cage-04feb2017
Joyce Poley Music
"Now Is the Time"- https://youtu.be/Ote064hzBNs?t=27m27s • sheet music. Free to use.
Nick Page Music: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2trCLUN8DKRUHNiSnEwUnJnTlU
All the pdf files may be used. There are instructions on each.
Jim Scott Music:
Justice Choir Movement
"We Are The Earth" - http://jimscottmusic.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=59
Jim Scott live in Davis CA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQL_VGJ4zw8
Climate March Sept 21, 2015, in NYC- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsapacZyTts&list=LLFO0VFWjid8k7C2g-zIh4tQ&index=9
Website (with downloadable Justice Choir Songbook): www.justicechoir.org
YouTube Channel (playlists for learning songs): www.youtube.com/channel/UCXNHK482HVQRmSsBsTzdkmQ
Social Media (follow for events, new songs & videos):
Facebook - www.facebook.com/justicechoir
Twitter - https://twitter.com/justicechoirALL
Melanie DeMore Music
One Foot/Lead With Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w22S8foSbk
I Will Be Your Standing Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpMW8-Nx4T0 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YminLnyYU5