Take A Stand

Album: difrent (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • Stephan Said (pronounced Sy-Eed) is an Arab American musician with Iraqi parents. His songs often have a political bent, and this one is a call to action, encouraging listeners to unite in bringing about social and political change for the better. In our interview with Stephan Said, he explained: "We are at a classic juncture once again where artists must help society push into a new era. My hope is that 'Take A Stand' can reach people across borders, and instill in people a hope that we can unite in the dream and effort to create that more equitable society humankind has always dreamt of but never achieved."
  • "Take A Stand" was given away as a free download. Said explained to The Huffington Post why he decided to give the song away for free: "It is being given away today to be shared by people and organizations who support the vision - bringing numerous artists and groups together through music to create a soundtrack for our generation's dream of a more equitable global society. Every download is your vote for a more equal world."
  • Said performed the song in 2011 at one of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations in New York.

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