Category: Music Festival

Musicians without Borders

Peacemaker and author Daniel Buttry writes about Musicians without Borders MwB, an innovative program to use music to bring peace in war-torn regions.

Arnold Ap

I knew nothing about West Papua until I was in a George Lakey training session with two Papuan activists. One was a musician with the band Black Paradise, and I bought his CD. The Papuans wore Arnold Ap T-shirts, so I first heard his story from them. Later I learned to sing Ap’s song “West… Read more »

Víctor Jara (1932-1973)

Víctor Jara was a Chilean musician who was tortured and murdered during the 1973 Chilean military coup for his public nonviolent activism through song.

Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars

Peacemaker Daniel Buttry writes about Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, a band born out of Kalia Refugee Camp at the Guinea-Sierra Leone border (with videos).

Tommy Sands

Peacemaker Daniel Buttry profiles the Irish singer-songwriter Tommy Sands with video clips including Sands’ famous There Were Roses about Northern Ireland.