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Occupy This Album Record Release Party and Concert - 5/8
Public On-Sale Tomorrow 4/17 - There are only 170 tickets available so reserve now before they go public tomorrow and sell out fast.
Join City Winery and Music for Occupy on May 8th to inspire and celebrate through music the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% who've been adversely affected by the economic corruption that has permeated our Democracy, created a near insurmountable disparity in wealth, and hindered life, liberty, justice and the pursuit of an honest living for all.
Music For Occupy is in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and all proceeds above board attained through the production and distribution of "Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%" will go directly towards the needs of sustaining this growing movement. A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will also go to the Occupy Wall Street movementp>
Tickets include a bottle of the special wine " Occupy This Wine" Cabernet Sauvignon and a free copy of "Occupy this Album" (to be released May 15th)
ABOUT MUSIC FOR OCCUPY
Occupy Wall Street is a people powered movement that started in Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan on September 17th, 2011. Inspired by the Arab Spring, the crumbling economic system,
and Wall Street's corporate abuses of the system and the people of the United States, the people realized that they finally had a voice again after seemingly being dormant since the
movements of the 1960's.
We live in a democracy where all are supposed to be treated as equals, where every citizen's voice is supposed to be heard. Instead our government, along with so many others across the world has decided that the voices of the corporate machine are far more important than those of the citizens that work so hard to keep that same machine running. This "democracy" has allowed the 1%, namely Wall Street corporations, to purchase our government by allowing them to give millions of dollars in campaign financing. This has opened the ears of our elected politicians to only those voices that can afford such contributions. Our governing bodies have allowed the voices of the corporations to drown out those of the citizens. We have risen up, and screamed from every corner of our nation that "We Are The 99%" and we refuse to be silent any longer.
The music of this soundtrack is to represent the 99% through the voices of 99 artists from different genres of music, socioeconomic status, genders, and races from all over the world. Through the beauty of music, the listener gains a prospective of what millions of others throughout this world are feeling, deep within. We hope that the music you hear will inspire you to stand up and allow your voice to be heard while supporting those who already are. Be silent no longer. YOU have the power. YOU are our democracy. You are our future. Just get up, stand, smile and sing. You will be heard.
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