WE ARE AWAKE: Mixtape for Resistance (Audio)

Sep 14, 2021
Created by Ginger Dunnill (2021). Introduced by Andy Stuhl.

Airing on Radio Coyote, an online and FM station conceived by Diné composer, performer and installation artist Raven Chacon, Broken Boxes is a recurring show in which Ginger Dunnill presents interviews and a wide variety of other sounds arising from her practice as a multi-disciplinary artist and community organizer. For the fifth episode of the show's run on Radio Coyote, Dunnill reworked a live set she had performed as DJ Miss Ginger at a 2017 exhibition and concert called the Art of Indigenous Resistance. The resulting hour-long composition interleaves music, interview clips, and Dunnill's recordings of water protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp. If this broadcast mixtape presents a departure in form for Broken Boxes, which is also the name of a podcast Dunnill hosts, then it resounds the deeply intersectional approach to soundwork that the show maintains. Dunnill writes that the "work I create through Broken Boxes aims to archive the stories of radical and vibrant human beings existing in collective growth, who are aligning through the intersection of resisting contemporary colonization, heteronormativity and patriarchy." "WE ARE AWAKE" puts sonic collage and transmission toward the task of producing an energized vehicle for resurgent solidarities among these various lines of resistance.

Artists featured in the mixtape include: unknown singer ("Water Song"), Alas, Kinnie Starr, anonymous freestylers (live onsite at Sacred Stone), Aisha Fukushima, Angel Haze, Rebel Diaz, Mob Bounce, A Tribe Called Red, Saul Williams, Tanya Tagaq, Legends & Lyrics / Leanne Simpson, Nneka, Buffy Sainte Marie, Aceyalone, Wake Self, Audiopharmacy, Mr. Lif and Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Lyla June, and Kumu Hina (chant onsite at Mauna Kea) - Introduced by Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellow 2021/2022, Andy Stuhl.