Digging Roots New Song About Peace and Love

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown 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.

Digging Roots

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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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Beautifully said and sung. I’m all ears for this sound. Eager to hear the unborn songs.

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