30 Songs / 30 Days for Half the Sky

Posted on August 30, 2012, by Half the Sky Movement

Legendary and emerging female musicians from around the world come together to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book.

Confirmed participating artists include: A Fine Frenzy, India Arie, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Kimya Dawson, Fatoumata Diawara, Karen Elson, Frally, Amy Grant, Patty Griffin, Gemma Hayes, Emmylou Harris, Katie Herzig, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Ingrid Michaelson, The McCrary Sisters, Mountain Man, Joan Osborne, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bonnie Raitt, Oumou Sangare, Ana Tijoux, Rokia Traore, St. Vincent, Julia Stone, Brooke Waggoner, Abigail Washburn, and Lucinda Williams.

For 30 consecutive days (Sept. 3rd to Oct. 2nd), a new song from a featured female artist will be offered for free download for twenty-four hours on www.halftheskymovement.org. Visitors to the Half the Sky Movement site who engage with the campaign will be rewarded with a song that that speaks to the themes of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, inspired by the best-selling book.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together a 4-hour PBS broadcast airing on October 1 & 2, a Facebook-hosted social action game launching on November 13, interactive websites, mobile games, educational tools and now music – not only to raise awareness of the challenges facing women and girls globally issues, but also to provide concrete steps to fight these problems and illustrate the path to empowerment.

The PBS broadcast, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows Kristof and celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on journeys to Africa, India and Southeast Asia to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. View trailers from the broadcast as well as interviews with global experts on www.halftheskymovement.org.

Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution. Join the movement on Facebook.com/HalftheSkyMovement or follow @Half on Twitter to join the #HalftheSky conversation.