Episode 2: "Spread the word" tour - A

April 6, 2009 by Anonymous

The Word, the word, the word, the word. Wow, the power of the word!

This past weekend has been filled with many words—some good, some not so good! If you haven't seen my previous clip please click here for background on the Zimbabwean "Spread the Word" tour: http://tmcyouth.com/media/spread-the-word-tour-ep1/

The guys arrived on Thursday and on Friday we traveled to Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival, where we kicked off our "Spread the Word" tour. We performed there Friday night, and Saturday we performed at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA.

I'm straddling two worlds: performer and band manager, with very different responsibilities. It can be difficult not to get swept up in the drama of the event. With 7 band members there are lots of conflicting feelings and emotions, and I have to remind myself that there really is only one Mind and that we are all living in the harmony that God created. That fact is already established, and isn't something I have to somehow recreate. What a relief!

What is the band's philosophy? I would say we are about making a noise about what is right. We are about using music as a form of non-violent protest. In the song on this video you hear about the revolution for freedom. Sound like a contradiction? We think not. We have to stand tall. We have to fight strong for freedom and peace. This is a mental battle, and it is up to each of us, wherever we are in the world, to take a stand for freedom. God made us free. God made us harmonious. So why don't we see more of that in our world? Let's start a spiritual revolution—right here, right now!

Some of you asked about performances. Here are some shows we are doing this week in Massachusetts:

Wednesday, 7:30@ Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Wellfleet, Cape Cod

Thursday, 6:00pm-9:30 Wellesley College Chapel, Wellesley, MA

Saturday, 7:30p.m.@ First Parish Unitarian Church, 23 Dedham Ave. Needham, MA

Sunday, 7:30p.m.@Sander's Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (part of HASA's Africa Night)

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