Join power divas Liz Berlin (founding member of triple-platinum selling Pittsburgh band Rusted Root) and Phat Man Dee (voted Best Jazz Performer in Pittsburgh City Paper 2018 Readers’ Poll), as they sing songs from their collaboration “Social Justice Disco, Songs to Fight Fascists By!”
Together, with incredible Pittsburgh-based musical activists Miguel Sague Jr, Miguel Sague III, HollyHood, Pastor Deryck Tines, and dancer Sundae Service, they shall livestream their music to uplift those who would join this international struggle against racism, environmental destruction, war, religious intolerance, misogyny, homophobia, and fascism.
Envisioning a world where all people have an opportunity to live free and be themselves without fear of oppression, Social Justice Disco will stream from our homes to yours, with original songs and unseen videos of music addressing numerous issues. #BigBrotherIsTrending focuses on police violence, environmental justice, and native rights in an increasingly Orwellian society that obfuscates the truth with today’s version of doublespeak in “alternative facts and fake news.” The sci-fi inspired “I Dream Of Robots Dreaming” features mariachi style horns and classic Spanish guitar lines while postulating what robots could truly do if they were not created as drones for military purposes. “Mni Wiconi (Water Is Sacred)” is a love song to our Mother Earth and to the activists who stood in solidarity against the Dakota Pipeline.
Also featuring disco-fied covers of songs by They Might Be Giants, Anne Feeney, Woody Guthrie/Billy Bragg, Buffalo Springfield, Peace Poets, Gloria Gaynor, and the Bee Gees, these re-imagined versions add many twists to these classic anthems such as five part harmonies & Hip-Hop rhymes in “I Will Survive” and “Black Lives Matter (a parody of Stayin’ Alive)”.
“We miss you all so much and are really excited about this opportunity to sing to you as we continue to flatten the curve. The revolution may be live-streamed, and it will absotively have a solid groove!” —Liz & Mandee!!!