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Shani Rigsbee on world sing-out for peace

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Musician Shani Rigsbee says however much governments may want war, the world’s people only want peace. (Hermann Goering once admitted the same thing.) So she brought together people from eleven countries to record an anthem of peace and mutual understanding, “We Hear Your Voice.”

In this interview, Shani discusses “We Hear Your Voice,” and I offer the usually-suppressed Palestinian and Muslim perspectives on some of the issues she raises.  During the last 20 minutes of the show, Libertarian activist Rolf Lindgren and I listen to Shani’s music and discuss whether the US needs a democracy revolution.

Shani Rigsbee (Shani) is a Recording Artist – Singer, Composer and Producer appear in major motion pictures and she has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Her song “El Llamar de PasiĆ³n – Call of the Wild” was featured in the Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Crash and was also chosen to promote Oliver Stone’s Persona Non Grata for HBO. She was the Featured Vocalist in the 20th Century Fox epic, One Night With the King and her songs, voice and persona have been featured in numerous feature films such as The House of Sand and Fog (Dreamworks) in which she also appeared and The Keeper – The Legend of Omar Khayyam (Guide Company Films) with Academy Award Winner Vanessa Redgrave, in which she also played the exotic Court Entertainer and was also the Executive Producer of the soundtrack.  (Full bio.)

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