A playlist for Charlie Hebdo
I just want to pay tribute, however insignificant. However off-the-mark.
A friend put it well on Facebook: “I was raised to believe that everything in the world was open to question and ridicule. Clearly this was a misguided liberal notion.” The people targeted and killed yesterday were cartoonists and satirists. Not politicians, not soldiers, not police, not fanatics, not world leaders or mercenaries, but cartoonists and satirists.
“If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities” – Voltaire
The Voices Of East Harlem – Simple Song Of Freedom
Barbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers – Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
Fontella Bass – Talking About Freedom
Tommy McCook And The Skatalites – Freedom Ska
Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
Daniel Johnston – Freedom
Lauryn Hill – Freedom Time (unplugged)
Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Sinead O’Connor – War (live on SNL)
Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come