From Askultura’s 4th album coming out Fall 2016!
Music Video for Miami, FL band Askultura ‘In Water We Trust - Mni Wiconi (#noDAPL)' featuring Peruvian band Kuyayky and Pedro ‘el criollito’ Erazo of NYC band Gogol Bordello.
#noDAPL! Mni Wiconi - Water is Life
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"set sails in high seas!"
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Pedro “el criollito” dropping tremendous knowledge on this track. He says “Big ups familia”
The footage covers several water-related urgencies around the world:
1. The #noDAPL/Mni Wiconi movement up on The Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Energy Transfer Equity/Dakota Access, LLC is attempting to build this and other pipelines subsidized by many of the biggest banks in the world. Politicians, mainstream media, national guard, state troopers, police are “business as usual” and ignoring/jailing the will of the people. Pull your accounts from these banks - do what you can.
2. The Cochabamba Water War of ’99/’00 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. US-based Bechtel Corp (disguised as Aguas de Tunari and backed by the pigs in the World Bank) raised water prices in their attempt to privatize the city’s municipal water supply. Public uprisings, largely organized by the Coordinadora in Defense of Water and Life, marched, battled police, and ultimately led to the expulsion of Aguas del Tunari and the repealing of Law 2029.
3. Led by Maxima Acuña, a movement stood strong against against US-based Newmont Mining Corporation/Yanacocha mining consortium (with backing from…yep, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation) in Cajamarca, Peru. The gold mining causes toxic mine drainage and cyanide-laced water. Opposition has been met with violence and corrupt court rulings in favor of the corporations attempting to evict the people off their land. ‘Because I defend my lakes, they want to take my life.’ -Maxima Acuña
Mucho-maxi love to The Gonzalez boys at The Bull Productions, Kuyayky & the Hurtado-Bonilla Family, Pedro "el criollito" Erazo, Cris Rodriguez up in Brooklyn, and our brother Dan Marcus.
Extrapilamaye-grazie to The Porcupine Singers, Northern Cree, EZLN, The Wiwang Wacipi Sundance Families, and every single one around the world who have put their bodies & spirits on the line for water from Cochabamba to Cajamarca to the Cannonball River!
ALL PROTECTORS OF THE LAND PILAMAYE! HOKA HEY!