5 Glastonbury tunes to end Domestic Violence

Jun 26 2014
By: Eddie
Categories: Competition, Glastonbury, Lyrics
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1. Jake Bugg: Two Fingers

Bugg’s vocals reverberate over rhythmically strummed guitar as in the song a young man remembers seeing his mum suffer domestic violence. This is a reality faced by many kids.
Over 750 000 children a year witness domestic violence in the UK, often leading to behavioural problems, emotional trauma & mental health difficulties later in life.
2. Kate Nash: Rap for Rejection
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Rap for Rejection’s playful bass riff & hip hop drumbeat superimposed with Nash’s rap confronts everyday sexism - “You try & tell me sexism doesn’t exist?”  In 2014 UN rapporteur revealed that sexual bullying & harassment is routine in UK schools with almost one in three 16-18 year-old girls having experienced ‘groping’ or other unwanted sexual touching at school. [Warning: track contains adult language]
3. Arcade Fire: Porno

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Porno’s pulsating synth & electro beat below melancholic male vocals works as a lament of the contemporary exposure of boys to porn.  Research shows 57% 9-19 year olds who go online at least once a week have come into contact with online porn. Pornography is a poor & often violent sex educator. Let’s fight for Sex & Relationship Education to be included in our children’s school curricula.
4. Suzanne Vega: Luka
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Vega’s 80’s rock classic highlights the often hidden nature of domestic violence.  It’s a well-known fact that only a minority of incidents of domestic violence are reported to the police varying between 23% and 35% in the UK. It’s vital to believe & respond well to women & girls when disclosures of domestic violence are made.
5. ? Unknown Artist ?
Are you a Christian or Muslim between the ages of 16-30 & are looking for a chance to use your creative skills writing lyrics? Enter our competition & you could have your lyrics produced in a 1 minute video.  We challenge you to write lyrics for the young people who’ve witnessed domestic violence, for the girls who’ve suffered sexism, the boys who’ve been exposed to porn & the women who suffer in silence. Can you help make a difference?
Send your lyrics to info@dwelldomesticviolence.com

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  1. April 1, 2015

    [...] 5 Glastonbury tunes to end Domestic Violence gives a rundown of some recent songs that touch on various aspects of domestic violence, from children seeing domestic violence at home to the fact that many incidents of DV go unreported, as well as a challenge to write lyrics of your own that could help make a difference in stopping domestic violence. [...]