“Rise Up” is a call. It’s an anthem to our better selves, for a better world. The song was fun to groove to in the 1980’s, but was anybody listening?
The Parachute Club was a Canadian band formed in Toronto in 1982. By 1987 they had three top 40 hits in Canada, including “Rise Up”
Lorraine Segato, the original front person, teamed with Parachute Club members Julie Masi & David Gray. Under the name “The New Parachute Collective”, with emerging artists: Theo Tams, Jimmy Chauveau, Jillea, Kayla Diamond, Maya Kiltron and Britta Badour,
… they have released an updated version to to empower a new generation of youth activists.
All profits go to non-profits.
Pics taken by Resa – February 28, 2023
Here is the new version, with words. Is anybody listening now?
Here is the original infectious video.
“The enduring appeal of this song has inspired us to celebrate its legacy with a campaign to engage, celebrate and honour a new generation of social justice activists who are shaping the future.” – Lorraine Segato
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