- Malian Artists Unite In Song For Peace with Fatoumata Diawara January 18, 2013
- Artists Rally With Freemuse For Imprisoned Iranian Musician January 17, 2013
- Sandy Hook Students Record ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ January 17, 2013
Friday, June 16, Benefit Concern for APV, The Camel, Richmond, VA
Friday, June 15, Sojourner’s United Church of Christ, Charlottesville, VA, 7pm
Thursday June 14, Busboy’s and Poets, 8pm, 5th and Kst, Washington DC
Thursday, May 10, UNESCO NEW YORK OFFICE 2 United Nations Plaza, 1-3pm
Thursday, April 26, 9pm, Living Room NYC Residency: 154 Ludlow St. New York City
March 30-April 5, Global March to Jerusalem
Thursday, March 22, 9pm, Living Room NYC Residency: 154 Ludlow St. New York City
January 22, 6-9pm, Occupy The Mind, Riverside Church NYC, with Cornel West, Dr. Serene Jones, Rabbi Michael Lerner, James Vrettos and Richard Wolff.
January 15, 7pm, #J15 Worldwide Candlelight Vigil, Riverside Church, NYC. With Patti Smith, Russell Simmons, Steve Earle, Dr. Benjamin Chavis
Sunday, Nov. 6, The Southern, Charlottesville, VA TAKE A STAND TOUR!
Thursday, Oct. 13, 9pm at The Living Room, NYC. difrent: CD release party! Ticket sales to be announced soon! 154 Ludlow St. Kicks off TAKE A STAND TOUR!
Sept. 21, Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville, Md/DC area, at Zinn Room inauguration with Amy Goodman, Marian Wright Edelman, Bernice Johnson Reagon and more…
THURSDAY, May 12! Join Stephan Said with guests DJ Spooky, Kevin Hunter, George Mitchell, Art Baron, Steve Elson, Yousif Sheronick, John Carlson, Chris Infusino and more, Drom, 85 Ave. A, between 5/6th St’s! The show is going to rock!
April 12, #Tahrir#2Madison, Drom, NYC
Mar 10, Drom Residency
Dec. 8, Stephan Said receives the annual 2010 Meyer Risk Taker Award for his career at the forefront music and social change today
Dec. 1, difrent: and Amnesty Int’l celebrated the “Next World Party” at drom! Stephan, Morley, The Mast ft. Haale, Genesis Be, The Peace Poets, Art Baron, Earl Gardner, Steve Elson, Mino Cinelu, Kevin Hunter, George Mitchell, Yousif Sheronick. A great global dance mix was spun by Arrow Chrome. It was an inspirational party for world changers.
Nov. 15, Words Without Borders Gala, Stephan opened the evening with songs in Arabic and Urdu. Other guests included Shoreh Aghdashloo, Reza Aslan, Najila Said, and others. Bohemian National Hall.
Sept. 20th, difrent: and Take A Stand global video collaboration OFFICIAL launch concert a GREAT success. With Blitz The Ambassador, Morley, and an all-start band, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.
Sept. 19th, Millennium Development Goals Awards Gala, The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Grandballroom, New York City. Stephan opened the red-carpet event with “Take A Stand and announced the launch of difrent:! Private event.Read more
It’s the one year anniversary of the release of difrent:, on the International Day of Peace, 2011. Years went into making difrent:, and many trials and tribulations beyond my control delayed it’s release, but it seems it was destined to happen as it did. I have given my career and voice to building a global movement [...]
Friday, Sept. 21, at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, is a party for the digital release of the amazing compilation of Allen’s life recordings, Holy Soul Jelly Roll. I was lucky to join Allen for the release tour, just the two of us, him singing, reading, harmonium and me singing, fiddle, guitar, banjo and [...]
Austrian National Radio‘s feature on Stephan and his music’s role in movements across the globe.
Here’s the text of my latest piece published in The Progressive . The folks at The Coffee Party also put it up on their site and FB page. Oakland, Non-Violence and The Future of Occupy A Global Movement for Economic and Social Equality In the wake of Occupy Oakland’s violent confrontation with police, many people [...]
Stephan Said launches a NextWorld Player of songs to build the global movement, as well as interviews with South African Anti-Apartheid hero Vusi Mahlasela, Warren Haynes, Amadou and Mariam, Pete Seeger and more calling on musicians to sing freedom songs with via www.difrent.org, the one-stop for music and culture for social change. See the page Musicians Unite [...]
The all-star Beauty Love Turth cast, bringing of some of the best improvisers come to improvise a play inspired in the moment by Stephan Said’s songs, performed live. Thursday, Sept 27, 8pm at The PIT 123 E 24th BTW Park & Lex This is a one time event. You will never see this show again! Featuring an [...]
Here is the great montage in The Guardian featuring interviews with Stephan, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, and Russell Simmons. It starts with great shots at St. John the Divine. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jan/17/occupy-dream-martin-luther-king-video
Here’s a link to stream the entire #J15 celebration at Riverside Church in NYC. The historic event of the Worldwide Candlelight Vigil with people lighting candles at 7pm in everytime zone across the planet spread to over 60′s cities across the world. It started as an idea for the video for “Take A Stand” and [...]
Live at the Veterans Day OWS concert with Joan Baez and others, video by Sandi Bachom.
The infectious new album that presaged both the Arab Spring and and Occupy Wall St. Movement with it’s call for a non-violent international movment for a more equitable global society. Anthems in English, Arabic, French. You can order digital copies on iTunes HERE! Physical copies with Mariko Jesse’s beautiful illustrations and Stephan’s liner notes that called for uniting [...]