To start the day …. “Music is my ammunition”!!


War

~~August 2, 2014~~ 

Unless anyone has been hiding under a rock, we should all be aware that our world is in turmoil. There is conflict everywhere. There is open war between several countries. There is greed, divisiveness, persecution, hate, inequality, oppression and killing amongst the human race. 

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To cite a few:

1948 Israeli–Palestinian conflict
1978 War in Afghanistan Asia Afghanistan
1991 Somali Civil War
1999 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria
2004 War in North-West Pakistan
2006 Mexican Drug War
2011 Egyptian Crisis Africa Egypt
2011 Syrian Civil War
2011 Iraqi insurgency
2012 Central African Republic conflict
2013 South Sudanese Civil War
2014 War in Donbass Europe Ukraine

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ongoing_armed_conflicts

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It seems to be that we, as a whole, have not learned a thing.  We keep repeating the same thing over and over again and the results continue to be the same. 

Insane

We are insane!

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I know that this has been discussed many a’times before. Many people have tried to change. There are too many vested interests to really want to stop the insanity. I wonder, are we condemned to forever, permanent warfare?

Reminds me of a game at town fairs: there’s a line of objects that pop up and you have a hammer to push each one back down. You hit one, another pops up. I can’t recall the name. However, it’s like putting fires out all the time and it’s never ending. 

Or the magician’s trick to keep a bunch on plates up on thin sticks and keep them from breaking. 

Will there ever be an end to war?

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“Sometimes in music we can find both forgiveness and hope at the exact same time.”

Playing For Change, the multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race.

The newest edition to Playing For Change’s video episodes is ‘Music is my Ammunition.’ It was co-written by Greg Johnson and Mermans Kenkosenki, a South African-based reggae singer from the Congo who calls his musical style ‘Afro Fiesta’ – a combination of reggae, Latin rhythms and jazz.

This mostly acoustic track has a reggae feel, but brings in elements of Delta blues courtesy of Roberto Luti’s steel guitar and a hint of Cuba from Rigoberto Lopez’s bass. Stephen Marley sings back up and Roselyn Williams and Sherieta Lewis of Kingston Jamaica’s vocal improvisations are sung to the melody of ‘Jamaica Farewell,’ the classic Lord Burgess calypso made popular by Harry Belafonte.

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~~Music Is My Ammunition~~

(Lyrics)

The songs of my ancestors still ricochet through the wind,
And the smoke is rising through the words I and I sing.
Music is my ammunition; I fire down Babylon!

(One more time)
The songs of my ancestors still ricochet through the wind,
And the smoke is rising through the words I and I sing.
Music is my ammunition; fire down Babylon!

Imprisonment, poverty and Babylon’s system;
We’ve been suffering all this time (all this time)
I and I keep on chanting down ‘Till our children will face
The front of that line

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(I gotta say)
The songs of my ancestors still ricochet through the wind
(through the wind),
And the smoke is rising through the words I and I sing.
Music is my ammunition, lord; I fire down Babylon!

(One more time)
The songs of my ancestors still ricochet through the wind,
And the smoke is rising through the words I and I sing.
Music is my ammunition, lord; I fire down Babylon!

Peace and dignity are not very far out of our reach
It just comes down (just comes down)
to what I and I choose to teach

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Truth and honesty will free our hearts
And free our minds (free our minds)
So then our children can live together as one
‘Till the end of time

(I gotta say)
The songs of my ancestors still ricochet through the wind,
And the smoke is rising through the words I and I sing.
Music is my ammunition, lord; I fire down Babylon!

The songs of my ancestors still ricochet through the wind
(through the wind),
And the smoke is rising through the words I and I sing.
Music is my ammunition, lord; I fire down Babylon!

Music is my ammunition; I fire down Babylon!
Music is my ammunition; I fire down Babylon!

(One more time)
Music is my ammunition, lord; I fire down Babylon!

PeaceChance

~~Music Is My Ammunition~~

~Playing For Change~

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~~Uploaded on Aug 2, 2011~~

We are honored to announce the release of PFC3: Songs Around The World – available everywhere now! This CD/DVD set highlights the passion and talent of 185 musicians from 31 different countries.

Hello everyone, today we continue on our journey to connect the world through music with our Song Around The World, titled, “Music is my ammunition“. Check out this Playing For Change anthem, “Music is my ammunition” and spread the word about our new album, PFC 2.

Support Playing For Change by telling all your friends and family to join the movement at http://playingforchange.com.

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We ALL fight the FIGHT!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day … I pledge allegiance!!


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~~May 29, 2014~~

An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign.

~~Oath of allegiance~~

The oath of allegiance is an oath of fidelity to the sovereign taken by all persons holding important public office and as a condition of naturalization.

~~Promises~~

A promise similar to an oath
A promise to donate funds, as in a pledge drive
Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a promise by politicians to oppose tax increases
The Pledge (New Hampshire)
Pledge of Allegiance

This is my allegiance ….

to the world, to Mother Earth, to all beings who inhabit it.

One world under LOVE …. indivisible, with peace and liberty for ALL. 

My allegiance is my duty of fidelity, it’s a oath that I take freely being sound of mind. It’s a pledge that I commit to, it’s a promise to keep. 

~~Peace All Over The World | Playing For Change~~

~~Uploaded on Jan 15, 2010~~

http://playingforchange.com/episodes/…

We met Robert Bradley while shooting our first film, “Playing for Change: A Cinematic Discovery of Street Music.” Robert is originally from Detroit, Michigan, but we filmed this song in Los Angeles in front of a Playing For Change graffiti wall painted by a local artist. We had just finished a take of Robert singing “Playing For Change Blues,” a song we created while filming across America, and were beginning to interview him. All of a sudden he started speaking the lyrics to this song.

We immediately grabbed another mic for his guitar, plugged it directly into the camera and asked him to perform it for us. Enjoy!

Learn more and join the PFC movement at http://playingforchange.com.

We ALL are ONE!!