Rise Collective Podcast

RC012 Music as Activism with Darren Thompson

October 3, 2019

 

Darren Thompson, Ojibwe flute player, journalist, and organizer from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin, is here to talk about his experience as a journalist and activist. He shares how his work as a musician has informed his activism and his dedication to preserving his culture.

 Plus, as a special gift, you can get a download of an MP3 from Darren’s upcoming Native American flute album to go along with this episode by becoming a patron at patreon.com/risecollective.

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In the episode you’ll hear about:

  • Darren’s background and how he taught himself to play the traditional flute
  • How Darren has viewed his music as activism
  • The under-education of people around him in college regarding native American life and history

 For the full show notes and links, visit therisecollective.org/ep13