News & Updates

Nicholas Trahan/GeNreal: Using Music to Connect with Rural Youth

“Just doing what I had wished another person had done for me when I was that age.” That’s what fuels New England hip hop and rap artist “GeNreal,” otherwise known...
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Accelerating Change House Concert: Oct. 25, 2020

Empowering Rural Youth Learn more about the artist/activists from this performance: EmZ, DJ Sean and GeNreal DATE: Sunday, October 25, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET...
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Emilia Dahlin: Facilitating the Voices of Immigrant Mothers

Photo: Lauryn Hottinger If a picture paints a thousand words, it can also forever change a life. That’s what happened to musician Emilia Dahlin when she saw the starkly haunting...
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Myles Bullen: Musical Healing Beyond Prison Walls

Creativity, connection and community... That's what encompasses the work of Myles Bullen, a Native American musician, poet and performer from Portland, Maine—and one of Music to Life's Northern New England...
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Accelerating Change House Concert: Sept. 13, 2020

The Art of Belonging DATE: Sunday, September 13, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET Learn more about the artist/activists from this performance: Emilia Dahlin, Myles Bullen...
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Accelerating Change House Concert: July 26, 2020

Equity and Empowerment DATE: Sunday, July 26, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET Learn more about the artist/activists from this performance: HOST: Dr. Rick Halperin, Director,...
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Concert Archives: Jaimee Harris and Cheryl Cawood: July 12, 2020

"Recovery and Resilience" Learn more about: Jaimee Harris & Cheryl Cawood DATE: Sunday, July 12, 2020 TIME: 5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET ARTIST: Jaimee Harris ARTIST: Cheryl...
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Concert Archives: Sasha Klare-Ayvazian & Steven Hernandez, June 28,2020

Learn More about Sasha Klare-Ayvazian & Steven Hernandez ARTIST: Steven Hernandez  ARTIST: Sasha Klare-Ayvazian HOST: Anmol Mehra  EMCEE: Leti Bueno Music has always played a vital role in the social change...
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Accelerator Artists Respond to COVID-19

In this update, we hear from Music to Life's social change artists in Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston) and Northern New England (Bethlehem, NH). They share their experiences, what they're learning...
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Launched: Texas Accelerator

Photo: Amanda Pascali, Houston Music to Life launched its Texas Accelerator in January 2020 (with artists in Austin, Dallas and Houston) in collaboration with the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA);...
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Launched: Northern New England Accelerator

From L: Nicholas Trahan (NH), Liz Stookey Sunde, Emily Zanleoni (VT), Sarah Trunzo (ME), Noel (Paul) Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Kristen Graves, DJSean Hay (VT), Emilia Dahlin (ME) and Myles Bullen...
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Our Partnership with the Rubicon Theatre (Ventura, CA)

Photo features artists, Master Class instructors and production friends from our 2017 national search for social change artists and week-long Music for Change Festival in collaboration with the Rubicon. Here's a...
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Social Change Playlists

Music to Life's twenty cause-themed playlists include contemporary & historical protest songs, incorporate music from artists of all backgrounds & genres, and provide soundtracks to a variety of social movements...
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Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Music and social activism have intertwined throughout Gina Chavez’s career as a Latinx bilingual folk-pop singer. Gina began writing music while living in Argentina. Later she spent eight months as...
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Tem Blessed: Inspiring Youth to Fight for a Just & Healthy Planet

“Life, Liberation, and Hip Hop culture: this is why I make music. It’s more than music to me; it’s a movement. I make art to shine light and fulfill my...
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Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub is a Lebanese American vocalist, songwriter, and educator for social justice. A former educator in the public school system, Naima spent a year facilitating weekly “Music and Freedom...
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