TRUE Featured: Music Can Change People’s Lives (A Message From Hasan Salaam)


“I cannot begin to explain how blessed it is to be a part of this project. Not only does Guinea-Bissau have to deal with the political and historical struggles of post-colonial Africa, but people have to face the day-to-day struggles that very few people here in America have ever experienced, and some cannot begin to fathom. Drinking water: something we have on tap in our homes, public fountains, and even bottled up for choice of brand, is very difficult to get in many parts of Guinea-Bissau. The construction of this well has ensured clean water for the village and surrounding areas.”
“The former school structure had to be rebuilt every year after the rainy season washed it away. Now, the proceeds of this project have built a school with a strong foundation not only for the building, but for the education of the community. None of this would be possible without all the supporters who have spread the message through word of mouth and social media. PLEASE take a look at the video and links below to see how we can work together to keep this project alive. Thank you. Peace.”

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Music Is My Weapon:

The concept behind Hasan Salaam’s “Music Is My Weapon” EP is the belief that music can be used as a powerful tool in the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equality. With the release of the project, Hasan is aiming to prove that music can change people’s lives, literally. All profits from the sale of the EP are being used to fund a school, clean water well, and medical facility in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.

“This album is not mine, its D’jati’s; it is the peoples! None of this would be possible without everyone who spread the word, and as long as this project is making people nod their heads, dance and sing along, it will go to make sure that that the school and medical facilities have supplies – to me that’s the best part.” – Hasan Salaam

Background Information:

Hasan’s music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us: struggle, love, and pain. It’s this ability, to touch people at their core, which has garnered Hasan a loyal fan base all over the world. Hasan Salaam has accomplished more as an independent artist than many acts on a major label. He’s performed live on national TV stations such as NBC, F– — USE, CSPAN, and PBS. He’s been featured in numerous major media publications such as The Source Magazine (twice), The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.

In addition to his musical successes, Hasan has remained dedicated to his work in the community. He continues to work with troubled youth, and helps run a monthly food and clothing drive in Jersey City, N.J. Hasan has taught “The Socio-Political Importance of Black Music in American Society”, a self created lecture, at universities across the country (Boston University, the London School of Economics & more). He also speaks regularly at conferences and discussion panels, to help bring awareness to vital social issues. Hasan Salaam has come a long way in a short time. However, his goal remains the same, “to be a voice for the voiceless.”

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