Global Songs of War and Peace (#1226)

Originally assembled as a collections about war and peace for Memorial Day in the USA, this playlist works just as well in light of the smaller but no less devastating violence of school shootings. Violence is a problem in many cultures, as these songs illustrate. We need to do better, and soon.

Hour 1
Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin – Masters of War – Touristes
Atamina – When Two Elephants Fight – Sycophantic Friends
Phạm Mộng Hải – For the Fallen – Hanoi Masters: War Is a Wound, Peace Is a Scar
Yuriy Gurzhy & Wladimir Kaminer vs. Zelwer – The New Adventures Of Soldier Tufaiev – Electric Gypsyland 2
Balkan Beat Box – War Again – Blue Eyed Black Boy
Karibuni Addis – No Child Soldier – Back Road to Ethiopia
Hadag Nahash – War – 6
Amabutho – Amabutho (the Warriors) – Sikelela
Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac – Oran an t-Saighdeir/The Soldier’s Song – Seinn
Haris Alexiou – Soldier – Mondo Greece
Aditya Prakash Ensemble – The Warrior (feat. B.C. Manjunath & Josh Johnson) – Diaspora Kid
Yannick Noah – War / No More Trouble – Hommage
Soweto String Quartet – Ukusina Kwa Mabutho (The Dance of the Warriors) – Millennia
Moana & The Tribe – Warrior Woman – Rima
André Sampaio – Stop Fighting Immigrants (feat. Okwei Odili) – Alagbe

Hour 2
Invisible System – Kele (War) – Dance to the Full Moon
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band – Warriors – Bone Reader
Morgane Ji – Woman Soldier – Woman Soldier
Warsaw Village Band – When Johnny Went to Fight In the War – Uprooting
FolkBeat – Сила Богатырская/The Strength of the Warriors – I’m Marching on My Own
Nytt Land – The Last War – The Last War – EP
De’Anza – War – Cosmic Dream
Ahmed Mukhtar – After the War – The Road To Baghdad
Baaba Maal – War – The Traveller
Tony Allen – Don’t Fight (edit) – Homecooking
Achien’g Abura – Spirit of a Warrior – Spirit of a Warrior
Chiwoniso – Rebel Woman – Rebel Woman
Mari Boine, Chiwoniso & Banda Dida – War Leaves No Victors – Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

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