Decolonize. Solidarity. Liberation. Love. What do they sound, look, feel like in action?
Join host Zahyr Lauren – aka The Artist L. Haz – to explore these questions with trailblazing artists who are using cultural power to confront erasure and censorship with creativity and connection.
EPISODE 1 OUT JANUARY 16TH – with special guest Alsarah
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THE SOLIDARITY INDEX podcast is produced by State of Mind Media
Hosted by Zahyr Lauren aka The Artist L.Haz
Created and produced by Jen Bell, Shalva Wise, Stina Hamlin, and Zahyr Lauren Audio editing and production by Stina Hamlin
Audio mix by Matt Gundy
Logo and identity design by Marwan Kaabour
Art direction, website and additional design by Jen Bell at Studio Analogy
Until Everybody Is Free by Bella Cuts – featuring the voice of Maya Angelou
Released on Common Groove (2023)
All proceeds from download and streaming go to the Dr. Maya Angelou Foundation
[SOUND OF SURGING WAVES OVER DISTANT THEME SONG]
ZAHYR LAUREN aka THE ARTIST L. HAZ: Imagine a surging wave gaining speed and strength until it overtakes the crest – and crashes across the shoreline.
[SOUND OF WAVES BUILDING, MUSIC RISING]
L. HAZ: WE. ARE. THAT. WAVE. From Palestine to Puerto Rico … from Sudan to Standing Rock … from Berlin to Brooklyn – a mass movement of people interconnected not only in our struggle against injustice, but in celebration of our collective power to demand and create change.
MAYA ANGELOU (THEME SONG): People have to develop courage. In your heart – you have to have courage.
L. HAZ: Decolonize … Solidarity … Liberation … Love … What do these mean?? What do they sound like, look like, feel like in action??
[SOUND OF POWERFUL WAVE SURGING]
L. HAZ: Join The Solidarity Index podcast on a radical journey to explore these questions with musicians, designers, filmmakers, and other trailblazing artists. Hear from our guests, who are using cultural power to confront erasure and censorship with creativity and connection – calling on their audiences, peers, ALL of us to join them. Because –
MAYA ANGELOU (THEME SONG): The truth is – no one of us can be free until everybody’s free. No one of us can be free – until everybody’s free.