NEW HIP HOP SINGLE/VIDEO “DISMANTLE” BY
DUO CHARITY CROFF AND JACOB DENZEL OF ARCHDUKE
(featuring Taylor Iman and Jenee Jones)
LAUNCHES TODAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH ONE BILLION RISING GLOBAL MASS ACTIONS, AND THE CELEBRATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES AND V-DAY.
“Dismantle” features a fusion of soulful afrobeats and classic New Orleans bounce, with lyrics that exemplify and raise awareness of the work needed to end sexism. In the video, ArchDuke performs in a mirrored room, brimming with movement and reflecting the energy of these men as they answer and issue a call to action. The song ends with a dance break, featuring a diverse group of women, coming together to rejoice in the music and the message.
“Honestly, patriarchy is a man’s issue,” said Charity Croff. “Generally, society tends to view feminism as this avenue through which women can liberate themselves. However, any liberation must involve the direct accountability and action from the oppressive group. In this case...men. 'Dismantle' is a song about men ripping that hypermasculine mask off and thereby exposing the loving, joyous, empathetic human being that lies beneath. It is my deepest hope that the liberation of women will be a natural byproduct of that process.”
“Dismantle” launches today in conjunction with One Billion Rising global mass actions, and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues and V-Day. As such, the song will be featured in international artistic uprisings, challenging the systems that cause violence, including imperialism, fascism, racism, capitalism, and neo-liberalism. ArchDuke and One Billion Rising invite everyone committed to ending gender-based violence to take part in the “Dismantle” Dance Challenge by moving in whatever way makes them feel alive, ecstatic, and powerful in their bodies. Activists worldwide will video themselves dancing to the song in solidarity with the one in three women on the planet who will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
'Dismantle' is available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms. A portion of the proceeds will benefit One Billion Rising.
For media and other queries, please contact media(at)onebillionrising.org.
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