African American Songwriters and Musicians
Join Together on Community Digital Album
In Support of Camp of the Sacred Stones
“I was asked, “When do you consider this pipeline issue to be over?” I said, when every pipe is out of the ground and the earth is repaired across the United States. I am not negotiating, I am not backing down. I must stand for our grandchildren and for the water.”
~ LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Founder, Camp of the Sacred Stones
Inspired by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, initiator of the nonviolent movement against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, songwriters Barbara K and Wolfgang Pracht created the Swimming In Blackwater project to support water protectors standing with the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The project took on momentum when Diné (Navajo) recording artists Sihasin with Jones Benally and songwriters Jess Klein and Mike June visited with the project's creators while on tour in western Germany in October.
African American recording artists contributing music downloads to Swimming In Blackwater - East sign up at Sparrows Wheel.