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State of Affairs

by 13HANDS

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13HANDS aka DALIEN is back with a powerful and inspirational song entitled,

“State Of Affairs - The State of the Re-Union Address, Part 1:
Make America Aligned Again”.

This is part 1 of a 4 part song that was adapted from a 10 page essay Dalien wrote this past summer in a remote cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania. It is a direct, witty, sincere and layered exploration of the current socio-economic, political climate in America while suggesting some ideas and solutions for all of us to reflect upon. It’s lyrically inspired by the 60’s/70‘s folk music era channeling an Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” meets Don McClean’s “American Pie” with a Counting Crows meets traditional, Irish sing-along pub song. It is a heartfelt, insightful song that asks our President some very direct questions, addresses some ideas with the coal industry and this installment ends with a plea for community through an emotionally inspiring finale/gang vocal chorus to incite us to come together in hopes of building a better tomorrow, united as Americans.


released October 9, 2018


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13 HANDS Montclair, New Jersey

13 HANDS, aka DALIEN, is a Grammy nominee, Professor of Yoga and sound therapist who's been in yoga, health education and contemporary/ world music for 20 years. He's presented alongsid The Dali Lama, Dr. Emoto, Gary Null, Seane Corn, Dharma Mitra, Elena Brower, RUN DMC, Ani DiFranco, Marjorie Fair, Ours, Paula Cole, Laurie Anderson, the late Pheobe Snow, Krishna Das, WAH!, Shyamdas and more! ... more

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