Music

There are an number of talented individuals who are creating music for the free thinkers. 

 

We have listed some of our favourites below:

Dan Barker

Dan is a prominent American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984.  Dan has produced two music CDs: Friendly Neighborhood Atheist and Beware of Dogma. 

  Both CDs are distributed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Please click HERE for a sample of Dan singing two of his songs.

 

Baba Brinkman

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Baba Brinkman is an award winning Canadian rap artist, playwright, and former tree-planter who worked in the Rocky Mountains every summer for over ten years.  He is also a scholar with a Masters in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature. His thesis drew parallels between the worlds of hip-hop music and literary poetry. After graduating in 2003, Baba began his career as a rap troubadour.

To date Baba has written or co-written four hip-hop theatre shows, all of which have toured the world and played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway.

Visit Baba Brinkman's website.

 

Scientific Gospel - Dr. Stephen Baird

  Just what exactly is Scientific Gospel?

Scientific Gospel is a unique musical genre created by Dr. Stephen Baird to impart scientific knowledge, discuss social and political issues, and argue for rational inquiry and thought. Evolution, gravity, water, heat, time, sexually transmitted diseases, false gods, and heroes of science all are worthy and appropriate subjects for Scientific Gospel.

Dr. Baird’s aim is to combine Man’s intelligence with the majesty of the universe as he champions science and rational thought infused with humanistic essence. This is the only gospel music that can raise your science grades in school. Scientific Gospel can be considered part of what is now called 'roots music' - it stems from our beginnings and conveys it in a gospel/bluegrass sound. However, the best way to explain it is to hear it.

To hear a sample file of Dr. Baird singing his song "Intelligent Design?" please click HERE

To visit the Scientific Gospel Music website click HERE

 

Symphony of Science - John Boswell

Just what exactly is the Symphony of Science? 

Symphony of Science's goal is to bring scientific knowledge and philosophy to the public, in a novel way, through the medium of music. Science and music are two passions of John's that he is aiming to combine, in a way that is intended to bring a meaningful message to listeners, while simultaneously providing an enjoyable musical experience.

The project has now produced nine full length music videos and expanded to include and rely on much more input from the community and collaborations with peers. Since its launch in Fall 2009, Symphony of Science has been featured on NPR, Wired, The Scientist, Attack of the Show, The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, Bad Astronomy, Coast to Coast AM, The Examiner, net@night, and many more radio shows, magazines and websites. The videos have attracted over 14 million views online. 

  This popularity contributed to the release of the first song, A Glorious Dawn, on a special 7" 45rpm vinyl single through Jack White's record label Third Man Records.

You can listen to the music HERE

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