United Struggle -Global Justice Tour 2008​-​2012

by UNITED STRUGGLE PROJECT

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United Struggle Project new album: Global Justice Tour
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United Struggle CD & DVD features global hip-hop reggae and experimental beat fusion, music videos and mini documentaries addressing issues faced by artists in affected areas, displaced by war, colonisation, development, poverty and environmental issues. With phat beats, big talent and amazing stories of survival we attempt to target racism in the broader community with music.

Talent for the project has been recorded on location by project creator Izzy Brown (Melbourne hip-hop band Combat Wombat) It gives displaced artists in Palestine, Afghanistan, Africa, Cambodia, and Australia a platform to express themselves & their community’s situation.

The project has been about five years in the making. It was financed by local underground fundraising concerts, internet crowd funding & Izzy Browns personal finances (single parent pension). The recording process was truly an epic adventure with numerous arrests, evictions, electricity cuts, check points and problematic border crossings, travel and weather conditions giving the album an authentic sound.

Producers from around the world delved deep into their hard drives to donate beats to host unheard voices of displaced peoples. I then took the donated beats to those artists in places with little access to beat making technology to collaborate on. From slums to refugee camps, prisons, detention centres and remote communities in Australia such as Palm Island

Beats were donated to the project by numerous world renowned and local producers, such as Monkeymarc, DJ Wasabi, Biscotti, Oliver Butterfield, Darkside and many more

Izzy Brown - I was first inspired to do this project while in Kenya filming the documentary Ghettomoto (screened at London International Documentery Film Festival) - about the journey of hip-hop spoken word poet Timothy Mwaura, following the post election violence in 2008.

During the filming I was approached daily by artists from the slums in Nairobi to produce music videos of their songs. I noticed the huge demand but lack of accessible equipment and skills in video production for people in these poverty stricken areas.

The song ‘Bow Down No Way’, a collaborative track between Shoeshine Boy from Mukurru slum and Adel from Star Studios in Nairobi, with Monkeymarc (Combat Wombat) and myself is an example of what the Unites Struggle Project can achieve on a much larger scale. The video clip was shot in Nairobi, Melbourne and Alice Springs and the song draws parallels between the poverty of indigenous people in Australia and Africa.

My main motivation is my love of music and belief in social and environmental justice. Music can be used as a tool for change and education to break down walls, create common ground and unite common struggles.


Download the digital album by donation at unitedstruggleproject.bandcamp.com
All donations for track downloads go to support future United Struggle Projects around the globe.

United Struggle Album launch
3rd of November, 8pm-3am, at secret warehouse location in Brunswick, It will be a night of global hip-hop, Reggae, dub and dance hall with Combat Wombat, Monkeymarc, Apprentice, Tempa, MC Faces, Burn City Queens (dance crew), Puzzle Jumper, Biscotti, DJ So-Fire, Saca La Mois DJ
Contact 0410 535 896 on the day for location information
$10 entry or $15 including CD

For more info and interviews contact Izzy Brown on izzybrown@live.com or 0410535896

www.unitedstruggleproject.org

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released April 11, 2012

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United Struggle CD features global hip-hop reggae and experimental beat fusion, addressing issues faced by artists in affected areas, displaced by war, colonisation, development and poverty.
With phat beats, big talent and amazing stories of survival we attempt to target racism in the broader community with music.
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