Sound Strike-A coalition of musicians ban Arizona for SB 1070!

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Music

“Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to. Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law (SB 1070) takes it to a whole new low.” Zach de la Rocha-Rage Against the Machine.

A new organization, a confederation of music groups, has formed, Sound Strike, to boycott all performances in Arizona, and rally against Arizona`s new anti-immigration law (SB 1070). Others who join Zach de la Rocha in this cause include: Massive Attack, Kenye West, Conor Oberst, Sonic Youth and Joe Satriani.

Especially, Spanish-speaking artists are rallying against this new Draconian Law, that obviously encourages racial profiling. Reggaetón artists Los Tigres del Norte were shocked by the chilly climate there, when they arrived at an Az airport. I have a feeling many others will join Sound Strike in a effort to have this Un-American Law repealed. Is Arizona still a state in the U.S. of A.? (Source-The New York Times-Performers to Stay Away From Arizona in Protest of Law by Larry Rohter-May 27, 2010) *Interesting video-Students arrested at Az State Capitol opposing SB 1070.