One Billion Rising Bochum I – Music
One Billion Rising is a worldwide protest campaign that intents to take a stand against violence against women. Each year on 14th of February the campaign calls to action for V-Day. Action in that case means a protest or strike that uses dance as a form of expression to signal power and unity.
There are also many cities in Germany that take part in the protest. This recording was made at a One Billion Rising protest in front of Schauspielhaus Bochum. You can hear drums and rattles. People chant “Bochum ist bunt” (Bochum is colourful) and some start singing popular songs such as “Imagine” by John Lennon.
Sound and photo: Kathinka Engels
The protest also has a signature song “Break the Chain” by Tena Clark. On V-Day the protesters dance to that song. However, due to copyright issues we cannot upload the song into the database.