What is the Price of Silence?
So much is going on in our world – it’s easy to get apathetic and overwhelmed. I think it is important to pick one or two organizations that you respect and get behind them both with your supportive actions and funding if that is possible. If we speak and share our feelings about human rights injustices – people will listen. But this must be done without anger – understanding that the people who perpetrate these actions are in ignorance of the divine nature all all life. We can only spread that message if we are living it and not behaving like the people who we are addressing.
I love this video – you can truly see how music has a positive impact on everyone. Here at the United Nations people of all races and countries stood up dancing in support of the wonderful message in this song. Please listen as 16 of the worlds top musicians—some of whom have fled oppressive regimes—as they sing for human rights for all people. If you are interested, you can download this song from iTunes.
FYI: The track, donated by Aterciopelados and arranged by fusion music guru Andres Levin, combines the voices of Hugh Masekela, Julieta Venegas, Stephen Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Yungchen Lhamo, Aterciopelados, Yerba Buena, Natacha Atlas, Rachid Taha, Kiran Ahluwalia, Chiwoniso and Emmanual Jal with those of U.S. artists Natalie Merchant, and Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5. Introduction by Laurence Fishburne.