Music for the Movement

“Revolutionary Love” by Ani Di Franco

Inspired by Valarie Kaur and her book See No Stranger, Ani DiFranco wrote the song “Revolutionary Love” for us, for this movement. It’s also the title track of her new album, available for purchase along with the book SEE NO STRANGER.


“We Won’t Sleep” by Ari Afsar

Watch Hamilton star, artist, and activist Ari Afsar perform at the People’s Inauguration, created by Valarie Kaur. This song is from Ari’s original play Jeannette about the life of Jeannette Rankin, the first female congressperson to be elected into federal office.

“Chardi Kala” by Sonny Singh

Sikh singer, songwriter, and musician Sonny Singh captures the essence of Chardi Kala with this uplifting song. The Sikh concept of ever-rising spirits, even in darkness, is a particular kind of joy. A joy that comes from laboring in revolutionary love. You can stream or download “Chardi Kala” here.

“We Are The Ones – New Paradigm” by Morley

“We are the Ones, This is the time, Bringing the new, New Paradigm” Morley weaves the threads of jazz, soul and folk traditions into a singular tapestry, and thanks beloved freedom revolutionary love warriors worldwide for the inspiration for this song, including the books and visions of Valarie Kaur’s “See No Stranger”, Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste” and Jacqueline Novogratz’s “Manifesto For A Moral Revolution.”

“Transition” by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Conceived of and directed by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, TRANSITION is a dance, music and spoken word collaboration based on the words written and spoken by Valarie Kaur from her book SEE NO STRANGER set to music composed and performed by Annette Philip, and choreographed and performed by 6 dancers from across the US: Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Alicia Nascimento-Castro, Athena Nair, Aysha Upchurch, Brinda Guha and Nadhi Thekkek.

Songs by Maggie Wheeler

“Maybe I’ll Sing”

This song is an invitation to consider all of the ways we might bring breath into our bodies. You can purchase “Maybe I’ll Sing” directly from Maggie’s website here.

“It is a Rhythm”

“It is a rhythm: step away to rage, return to listen, and reimagine the solutions together.” Singer Maggie Wheeler read these words in SEE NO STRANGER and turned them into song. Watch Maggie debut “It is a Rhythm” during our teaching series 10 Days to Activate Revolutionary Love and sing along! You can purchase “It is a Rhythm” directly from Maggie’s website here.