BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Format: CD + Download
100% of Purchase Price donated to:
Aboriginal Legal Service ACT/NSW
Participating Artists include:
(Rainbow Ambassador Kenya)
Fufu (Inner West Reggae Disco Machine)
Produced on the fly in record time as a response to the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter campaign, Groovescooter asked a number of vocalists, remixers and musicians if they’d be happy to contribute to a release that would raise both awareness of the issue as well as funds for the Aboriginal Legal Service. Thankfully everyone said ‘yes’!
The result is this digital-download compilation and limited edition CD release that is being made available as a ‘Pay What You Like’ release on Bandcamp. 100% of the funds raised from sales are being donated to the Aboriginal Legal Service (ACT/NSW).
It’s a predominantly dub/reggae flavoured release inspired by cover versions of UB40’s One In Ten featuring soulful Sydney vocalists Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra) and Peta Morris (the voice of Paul Mac hit Just The Thing) singing freshly created lyrics reflecting the times and Australia’s own First Nations fight for justice. But there’s also a moving gospel a cappella by local powerhouse Andrew Bukenya – who combines the traditional spiritual Witness with Nina Simone & Irvine Weldon’s protest tune Revolution. Joining the local lineup is African LGBTQI+ /diversity activist and musician Grammo Suspect Rainbow Ambassador Kenya whose lyrically arresting My Dress, My Choice has been remixed by Australian hip hop longplayer DJ Soup. With musical contributions from local reggae producers Jeff Dread, Daktari9 and Inner West Reggae Disco Machine selector Fufu, plus bonus downloads from Deepchild and a 25-min DJ Mix by Georgie Groovescooter – we’d love you to follow the links to purchase the release on Bandcamp and thereby donate to an organisation who works tirelessly to ensure that Black lives do in fact matter in the eyes of the law.