Magazine article New Internationalist

Bloody Rain

Magazine article New Internationalist

Bloody Rain

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Bloody Rain by Sarah-Jane Morris (Fallen Angel 011P CD)

Bluesy singer Sarah-Jane Morris has kept excellent company during her illustrious career, but with Bloody Rain, she excels herself. This African-inspired crowd-funded album combines great music and shocking themes to powerful effect. (And it also raises money for SING, a charity raising funds for women and children affected by HIV and Aids .)

The titular song of Bloody Rain takes aim at political tyrannies; other themes include reproductive health (this with a calypso), child soldiers (written with the deeds of the Janjaweed militia and the Lord's Resistance Army in mind) and homophobic violence. The last is given face by a song called simply 'David Kato' in furious memory of the murdered Ugandan activist. …

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