June 23rd, 2016 Last Updated on: June 23rd, 2016
Husband and wife songwriting team Digging Roots (Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish) have toured extensively across the globe and they're ready to release some new music into the world.
In an interview with Noisey Canada, Raven talks about the meaning of their new song “AK-47” .
“This song is very personal and emotional for us,” says band member Raven Kanatakta, “Especially in the wake of the horrific events in Orlando this last week. ‘AK-47’ is about opening fire on hate, oppression and violence. Not with bullets and guns; but with the full force of love. This song is about peace and courage and the idea that its time to change the whole paradigm. Stop the violence, against each other, ourselves, against the land. There’s an Anishinaabe word in the chant at the end of the song that distills it all for me. ‘Nizoogide’e'. It means “My heart is a stronghold.'”
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