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6 January 2021

Songs of Solidarity – Lift Every Voice. A playlist by Elin Már Øyen Vister

Songs of Solidarity – Lift Every Voice is a collective project, a playlist and a sound response to 'Actions of Art and Solidarity': the Office for Contemporary Art Norway’s exhibition at the Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Norway, 20 January – 21 March 2021.

The playlist consists of songs proposed by many of the artists taking part in the exhibition as well as by other collaborators of the project, celebrating music as a powerful force of solidarity and inclusive story-telling. The songs elevate the diversity of voices in cohesive processes and actions; they express desires such as 'stand by me' and 'not in my name,' and narrate stories of uprising, resistance and resilience. We have also included songs that express support for land, oceans and other entities, as well as commemorating other acts of planetary solidarity.

The playlist was initiated by artist Elin Már Øyen Vister, aka DJ Sunshine. The suggestions are supplemented with songs selected by Elin Már Øyen Vister. Unless otherwise specified, the tracks on the list were chosen by Elin Már.

Contributions and personal credits:

Carina Elisabeth Beddari

'Power to the People' by Octo Octa

'Voy' by Femigangsta

'The River That Flows in You Also Flows in Me' by Croatian Amor

'What's Going On' by Marvin Gaye

Liv Brissach with the help of Sarakka Gaup

'Fri' by Silvana Imam

'Snölejoninna' by Sofia Jannok

'All Love’s Legal' by Planningtorock

'No Man is Big Enough' by Ibeyi

'Revolutionary Love' by Ani DiFranco

Wendy Carrig

'Run the World (Girls)' by Beyoncé

'What's Going On' by Marvin Gaye

'Get Up, Stand Up' by Bob Marley and the Wailers

'Ku Klux Klan and Handsworth Revolution' by Steel Pulse

Carolina Caycedo

My name is Carolina Caycedo, I am a Colombian artist living in Los Angeles. I suggested 'Guardia Fuerza', the hymn of the Nasa Indigenous Guard from Cauca in Southern Colombia, because it highlights the millenary strength and resilience that Indigenous people in Colombia carry all the way into the present. This version of the song was launched in the context of the Minga Indígena, a march of over 7,000 people from Cauca to Bogotá demanding government action to counter the wave of violence unleashed against social leaders and land protectors.

'Himno de la Guardia Indígena – Guardia Fuerza' by Parranderos del Cauca ft. Andrea Echeverry, Ali Aka Mind, Amós Piñeros, Chane Meza, La Perla, Carlos Arturo Villamarin, Derly Eliced Musse Pasu, Eulalia Yagari and Gregorio Merchan.

'Antipatriarca' by Ana Tijoux

'Zambulle' by Tormenta Violeta

Maritea Dæhli

My name is Maritea Dæhlin and I work as an artist. I chose the song 'Nada Pasó' by Panteón Rococó as it both brings me the joy of my teenage years in San Cristóbal, as well as being a reminder of the importance of not forgetting and the complexities of art.

'Nada Pasó' by Panteón Rococó

Itzel Esquivel

'Cancion sin Miedo' by Vivir Quintana and Mon Laferte

'Por Qué No Se Van' by Los Prisioneros

'Tercer Mundo' by Fito Paez

'Gimme Tha Power' by Molotov

'Transgresores de la Ley' by Tijuana No!

'Se Viene' by Bersuit Vergarabat

'Solo Le Pido a Dios' by Mercedes Sosa

'Latinoamérica' by Calle 13, ft. Totó La Momposina, Susana Baca, Maria Rita

Katya García-Antón

'La Muralla' by Quilapayún

'Libertad sin ira' by Jarcha

'Bread and Roses' by Judy Collins

'Solidarity' by Black Uhuru

'Kashmir Solidarity' by Ab Tou Azad Hal Dunya

Maria Hupfield

'Indian City' by A Tribe Called Red ft. Black Bear

'Starwalker' by Buffy Sainte-Marie

'Truth' by Sage Bond

'Free Everybody' by Elisa Harkins

'Shining So Bright' by Spur Pourier

'Pow Wow Song' by Fawn Wood

'Indians Never Die' by Blackbelt Eagle Scout

'My All to You' by Beatrice Deer

Bouchra Khalili

'Ifrikya' by Miriam Makeba

'We Have Come Back' by Archie Shepp

'Sabra u Chatila' by Nass El Ghiwane

'Ain't Go No, I Got Life' by Nina Simone

'Hasta Siempre' by Carlos Puebla

'Get up, Stand Up' by Bob Marley

'Nelson Mandela' by Special AKA

'Douce France' by Carte de Séjour

Laila Labba

'Talkin' Bout a Revolution' by Tracy Chapman

Naeem Mohaiemen

'Blood on the Streets' by Outernational

'Koi Bol Ram' by Sonny Singh

'Renegades of Funk' by Rage Against The Machine

'Dabke on the Moon' by DAM

Mela / Melahuset

'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' by Simon and Garfunkel

'The Times they are A Changin'' by Bob Dylan

'A Change is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke

'Instant Karma' by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

'Killing in the Name' by Rage Against the Machine

'Get Up Stand Up' by Bob Marley & the Wailers

'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' by Gill Scott Heron

'Everybody Hurts' by REM

'Know your Rights' by The Clash

'Equal Rights and Justice' by Peter Tosh

'What the World Needs Now is Love' by Jackie DeShannon

'Gimme Hope, Joanna' by Eddie Grant

'We Shall Overcome' by Mahalia Jackson

'Fight the Power' by Public Enemy

'Talkin' Bout a Revolution' by Tracy Chapman

Raisa Porsanger

'Clandestino' by Manu Chao

'Desaparecido' by Manu Chao

Nicole Rafiki

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Aretha Franklin

'Move On Up' by Curtis Mayfield

'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers

'A Change is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke

'Guantanamera' by Celia Cruz

'La Negra Tiene Tumbao' by Celia Cruz

Drew Snyder

'Somos Sur' by Ana Tijoux and Shadia Mansour

Karoline Trollvik

'Land Back' by A Tribe Called Red

'Arrabi al-Arabe' by Marien Hassan



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