Transcript for Minneapolis teen Moyana Olivia uses music video ‘X-Ray’ as tool for social justice
I recently heard a song by a young artists Marianna Olivia all out racial injustice in our country I just had to meter but Earth's. Look at her music video. Featuring that her. Okay. It's CB. Okay. So you okay. News. I. Am thrilled to have you here I. I'm a fan of your work seen out of your video and listen your music so tell me a little bit about who's. My best minds finding which is exactly four months after the actress actually wrote acts and funny seventeen following the death defying a cast steel. Which also happened and Minnesota where I'm from and then opposite and as was worlds not guilty and when he seventeen I think in an a lot of live events on May seventeenth. Summer when it's funny but I was kind of hoping that I wouldn't need to keep singing it and then after George Lang I made the decisions are really. Hunkered down and kind of produce and released the songs you raise awareness at least. It. Is 800 teen your little older now. How do you how do you hope this song will urge people to vote that is certainly a way that your boys and career. Absolutely so I wrote song. Kind of according to a philosophy that I have where I think it's important to address things that are difficult and negative about our society but and you also needs include a tangible call to action so that. People are just observing something tragic and moving out of their lives. And so that's why we included a video segment and the music video where Meehan Mac turner and other artists on the track encourage people to get out and vote. And we really wanted to include to increase young voter turnout for the upcoming election. An important election how. To do that may say it's. Beat the most important election in their lifetime I'm just voted for the first time you haven't met each for first time voters if you it. Sing eighties something. Your generation Ers. I would say that although there's a lot of cynicism about the political system that we house today you cans. Reform a system without engaging in a to a certain extent so I would definitely encourage people not to abstain from voting in lake. Apartment political activism just because I feel it has done. Opposite effect that you want would definitely get out and vote and and then start working from there issue and an act. Feet and change that you want to see him. What do you say shoot young voters. Who feel just a franchise. Or you know my vote doesn't count. I would say that there's a lot of complications and kind of bureaucracy in terms the Electoral College but ultimately. We do have a responsibility as voters who use our voices of the people who are disenfranchise so if you think about people who. Don't have the rights to vote because fell on charges or because they're not legal citizens of the united easy it's. And you exactly to have irresponsibility not unless you're sol it's of those people as well. A lot of wisdom of not being in. Anthony's know what's next for you. Costs I'm currently a freshman at Northwestern University so my parents only ruler announced that I stand school alone in terms of my music sound. That's something I'm navigating and I joined a musical it did in Minneapolis on the rail Stanley music group. And so I've been able to collaborate with a lot of incredible artists and producers to act as well. And I would like to look right another album com from this biography as an emerging through school. Well wish you all the best. Note that you will these things. Slam and and think urges congress sharing your vision and I'm here at the scene and music content. Thank you so my. You can find voting resources and their link to the full video on our website. I do know. The season and so all manner. It's thanks not. We're are being. It's.
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