Silence Broken disc 2 (the rhythm of freedom)

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Tarek Mehanna is a young Muslim leader from the Boston area who was recently targeted and arrested by the FBI after he refused to become an informant against his own community. Tarek is currently being illegally held in 23-hour solitary confinement in Pymouth, MA. His arrest is part of an ongoing campaign of FBI repression against Arab and Muslim communities.

Silence Broken is a project of the Tarek Mehanna Support Committee and Movement in Motion. This two part compilation cd will bring about awareness of Tarek's case, and his innocence, to the public. This educational fundraising project consists of more than 45 artists and activists who have donated their music to raise awareness about FBI repression and related struggles against racism and oppression. The CD includes material recorded specifically in support of Tarek, and features a musically diverse array of movement artists.

Tarek appreciates any person who stands up for justice not only for his case but for any just cause. Please join in the campaign to free Tarek. We thank those who continue to support Tarek and we pray that Allah (swt) guides them and rewards them in this life and the hereafter.


released May 28, 2010

CD Track Listing

1. *Affirmation Words by Assata Shakur, vocals by Stephanie Rooker, bass by True Human Design of Mental Notes. Produced by spiritchild
2. *Fork Tongued Democracy by Khalil Khan. Produced by spiritchild
3. *Wear it in the Winter by Jen Waller. Produced by spiritchild
4. The Warrior Lyrics & Vocals by Nikki Patin. Produced by SearchL1te. Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios
5. Balistico Lyrics & vocals by Cathy Cathodic. Music by Circadian Riddims ( 6. All Ears by Big Scythe, Visionary da 3rd and JBro of Riders Against the Storm. (
7. Its in Our Hands by Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde.
8. Free Spirit by Freeborn, spiritchild. Produced by Freeborn.
9. War of the Words by Riders Against the Storm. Produced by Mista L for Tru Talent Productions.
10. Real Life Written and produced by Architects + Demolition Men. Recorded live at Seaside Lounge. (
11. Lissie produced by true human design (contains a sample from gabor szabo. the album is - the sorcerer. we aren't sure of the song?) from the album true human design.
12. G'areeb Fi Bladi (Stranger in My Own Country) by DAM
13. *Move Lyics & Vocals by LMNOP, Corina Leu, Sarah Cooke. Produced by spiritchild
14. Miraculous Apertures by Tem Blessed. Produced by Connor Finnerty. Chiyoda Ink (ASCAP)
15. Squash It (remix) by Keldamuzik feat. Lingo Starr
16. We're Gonna Make It by African Child
17. Down, Down by Maya Azucena / C. Ver Halen
18. Rumi by Mental Notes produced by spiritchild & true human design
19. Fight On Performed by Nana Soul. Lyrics by Iyanna Jones and Tylon Washington. Music by Byron Harden. Arrangement by Tylon Washington. Fight On courtesy of A Black Waxx Nation, Inc.

Tracks marked * were recorded and mixed by spiritchild @ multi creations studios bk, nyc

A Movement in Motion Artist & Activist Collective Production.

Executive produced by Tarek Mehanna Support Committee & Movement In Motion Collective.

Coordinating Production Laila Murad Boston, MA

Album Artwork by Carlos Latuff 2010
Album graphic design and layout by spiritchild

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Track Name: Stephanie Rooker, True Human Design, spiritchild - affirmation (Assata Shakur)


I believe in living. I believe in the spectrum
of Beta days and Gamma people.
I believe in sunshine
in windmills and waterfalls,
tricycles and rocking chairs.
And I believe that seeds grow into sprouts,
And sprouts grow into trees.
I believe in the magic of the hands.
And in the wisdom of the eyes.
I believe in rain and tears.
And in the blood of infinity.

I believe in life.
And I have seen the death parade
march through the torso of the earth,
sculpting mud bodies in its path.
I have seen the destruction of the daylight,
and seen the bloodthirsty maggots
prayed to and saluted.

I have seen the kind become the blind
and the blind become the bind
in one easy lesson.
I have walked on cut glass.
I have eaten crow and blunder bread
and breathed the stench of indifference.

I have been locked by the lawless.
Handcuffed by the haters.
Gagged by the greedy.
And, if I know anything at all,
it’s that a wall is just a wall
and nothing more at all.
It can be broken down.

I believe in living.
I believe in birth.
I believe in the sweat of love
and in the fire of truth.

And I believe that a lost ship,
steered by tired, seasick sailors,
can still be guided home
to port.

-Assata Shakur
Track Name: mental notes - rumi
mental notes produced by spiritchild & true human design