New Album of Music Compositions by Tiyo Attallah Salah-El, Prison Activist

Available for purchase on most streaming services.

Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (1932–2018) was a musician, scholar, and prison abolitionist who founded the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons in 1995. He was incarcerated for nearly 50 years and was pen pals with Howard Zinn. This year, some of his compositions have been released on Tiyo’s Songs of Life, including “Blues for Professor Zinn.” The recording features musicians Felipe Salles, Avery Sharpe, Zaccai Curtis, and Jonathan Barber, and was produced by Lois Ahrens, founding director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project.

Available for purchase through all streaming services. Available to listen on YouTube.

Read more about this release at New England Public Radio.

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