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NSA Listening Party! – Arts & Culture’s First CD!

That’s right! Arts & Culture recently release a compilation CD! NSA Listening Party! An art in the community project presented by Charity Case and Brooklyn For Peace.

1.nsa_COVER_440 This album was inspired by the Edward Snowden leeks. It features 14 wonderful artists, 12 who are based right here in Brooklyn. The concept of the CD is around the idea that the NSA was or at least could be listening, so why not give them something to listen to. Let’s make it a party! Are they monitoring…our conversations, communications, locations, gyrations and good vibrations? Then turn up the monitor!!!!!

If you don’t have a copy, you need to get this Limited Edition now. There are a few ways you can do this.
Become a member of Brooklyn For Peace at the $30 level we will send you a copy or

Email us and for a small donation (suggested $2-5), we will send one to you. (In instructions to merchant box, indicate that this donation is for the CD). Click here to donate.

All proceeds support the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.

Featuring songs from:

charity case

(ft. moki marz)                chee malabar                 dave lippman

gio safari                           hollands                          irka mateo

joe phillips experience project      john munnelly         raram de ny

raya brass band               skidan                              spiritchild

veronica nunn                  zap zap 4 ever

with 3 new music videos from
Charity Case:

we don’t want to live (in a surveillance state)
the only one


Newsletter – Arts & Culture News September 2014

Some excerpts from our monthly newsletter! Read the entire newsletter here and subscribe to keep up to date on all that’s happening with our Arts & Culture Committee.

what arts & culture is up to

Emily Mendelsohn an A&C member who is currently working on a new project in her own words: “I’m pleased to announce the launch of my Hatchfund fundraising campaign in support of upcoming US/Ugandan exchange and theater performance, Maria Kizito. We will be partnering with ArtSpot Productions to finish developing Erik Ehn’s play in New Orleans, performing November 14-16 and 21-23.


‘She’s a Palestinian’ is a collaboration between A&C member Charity Case and a myriad of photographers who made a music video for the song possible. Hundreds of pictures of protests and demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine.

Scheduled to be released in October, our compilation album is called NSA Listening Party and was conceived of and some of the songs composed in response to the Edward Snowden leaks and the culture of surveillance.

Look for our announcement of the release soon!

local news and A&C artists

Extreme Whether will run October 2-26 at Theater for the New City, along with a full Festival of Conscience. The play was written by Karen Maplede and produced by Theater Three Collaborative. A&C helped promote TTC’s last production, Another Life, and Malpede was a panelist in A&C Arts & Activism Forum 2013.

NYCity Council is considering a resolution supporting the union campaign to provide pension benefits for jazz musicians in the city’s major jazz clubs. Check out the campaign and sign the petition!

A&C favorite Gio Safari has just released Gio Safari Does NYC, self-described as being ‘the product of his struggle to make a name for himself and his work in the heart of empire.’ GS has a song on A&C upcoming compilation NSA Listening Party.

Another contributor to the A&C compilation, Irka Mateo, has released Vamo A Goza, a new single from her upcoming album. So good.

a&c news and beyond

Organic for the People is Al-Jazeera’s article about the farming project at United Community Centers, which A&C and BFP have worked with in the past. Good reading.

There’s so much more…..Get it all, read it all here!

she’s a palestinian – music & pictures in solidarity with palestine

anna calcutt
andrew courtney
bud korotzer
stacy lanyon
sainatee suarez
len tsou

song: she’s a palestinian
music by: charity case
inspired in part by: the palestinian people

thanks to Adalah-NY & photographers

Audio – WBAI spots from Arts & Culture

Arts & Activism Forum 2014:
Panel Discussion with: Brooke McGowen, Professor Louie, George Emilio Sanchez
June 16, 2014
The Commons, Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

ICU: Snowden Surveillance You Me
Panel Discussion with: Debra Sweet, Carl Dix, Faiza N. Ali
April 21, 2014
The Commons, Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

Arts & Activism Forum 2013:
Panel Discussion with: Karen Malpede, Spiritchild, and Megan Trevino

June 13, 2013
The Commons, Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

Who is Bradley Manning? An Evening with Chase Madar
January 25, 2012
WORD Bookstore, Greenpoint

Peace Fair 2012 – Ending War, Promoting Peace
w/ Jeremy Scahill, Capt. Paul Chappell
April 28, 2012
Brooklyn College, Student Center

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