Reach for Life! Singing Playlist

Reach for Life! Songs for Holistically Resisting

This community singing playlist offers a soundtrack and compass for a moral revolution. The songs in this collection are designed to help us sing our courage, love, grief, creativity, resilience, and holistic resistance to oppression. We invite you to reach in with us – listening, learning and singing this special, brand new collection of songs from and for the community singing tradition, benefiting the artists and Holistic Resistance.

All who purchase the playlist will be invited to two live Zoom calls with the artists on Friday evenings March 11 and April 8, from 4-6pm Pacific. These are optional and free, and will be recorded and available for later viewing.

The playlist features 16 never-before-released songs:

  1. Walking in Love, sung by Porsha Beed, Aaron Johnson & Shireen Amini
  2. Lift You Up by Melanie DeMore
  3. I Belong Here by Alillia
  4. A special message from Aaron Johnson
  5. A Spell for Intergenerational Trauma – Ahlay Blakely
  6. In the Sun – Hannah Mayree
  7. Earth You Hold Us – Lyndsey Scott
  8. We Heal Ourselves – Emma’s Revolution
  9. Just an Initiation – Shireen Amini
  10. Conversations ‘Bout Reparations – Arnaé Batson
  11. Song for All of Us – MaMuse
  12. From Now On – Lu Aya of the Peace Poets
  13. O Break My Heart – Dodie Whitaker
  14. That Which Lifts Us Up – Kele Nitoto
  15. I Feel You – Lea Morris
  16. Listen In – Jennie Pearl
  17. The Earth – Claudia Cuentas

Holistic Resistance  is a Black-led organization devoted to social and racial justice. This team is devoted to resisting oppression through deep connection. Together, we are staying creative while taking on the impossible. Holistic Resistance builds deep connection through songs, thoughtful questions, heart-centered listening, grief, healing touch, community building and caring for the earth.

Upon purchasing, the playlist will be emailed to you in the form of downloadable PDF, including all song information and lyrics with links to the Soundcloud playlists along with files in a private Google drive you can download onto your own devices.

Please respect the artists and the integrity of this project by sending your friends to purchase here. The song files are not for sharing with others, but please sing and share the songs with your own voice in community! 

The Invitation

After purchasing, we encourage you to take an undistracted hour and deeply drink in all the songs of this playlist, in order – letting them land fully in your heart. In the days that follow, listen a LOT! We invite you to take the time to really learn all of the songs that resonate with your spirit and to sing and them in your own communities. Some songs are very simple and some have more complexity, but they’re worth the extra time.

You will also receive a link to join us for two Zoom calls from 4-6pm Pacific on Friday March 11 and 4-6pm Pacific on Friday April 8, where you can learn the parts and deepen with the songs by hearing them taught directly by the songleaders.

The Exchange

There are four sliding-scale levels to choose from. The regular price is $40. There is also an option to receive a community supported rate of $20 or to offer community support for $60. For those who wish to express deeper support there is a patron option of $100.

100% of net profits from this project will be split between the artists and Holistic Resistance, where the funds will go to support the completion of the Grief to Action camp, a sanctuary being built on majestic Black-owned desert land to support the healing of BIPOC/ People of the Global Majority.

Thank You for Joining Us!

After purchasing, you will be emailed a receipt with link to a downloadable PDF. If you don’t see this immediately after purchase, check your spam folder. In the email, click the link under the “Download” column. This will share a PDF with you that contains links to either download or stream the songs online, along with all song lyrics and notes from the artists and much more!
We are not selling physical CDs this time.

If you have any questions or need technical support, please email jen@thebirdsings.com.

Reach for Life! Singing Playlist

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This community singing playlist offers a soundtrack and compass for a moral revolution. We warmly invite you to reach in with us – listening, learning and singing this special, brand new collection of songs from and for the community singing tradition, benefiting both the artists and Holistic Resistance.

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This community singing playlist offers a soundtrack and compass for a moral revolution. We warmly invite you to reach in with us – listening, learning and singing this special, brand new collection of songs from and for the community singing tradition, benefiting both the artists and Holistic Resistance.

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