Photo of Annabelle Chvostek by Heather Pollock

Canadian singer-songwriter Annabelle Chvostek wants to change the world, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that she can see that the world is changing.

She has a great new album out this month called Rise which I reviewed for Whisperin’ & Hollerin’. The best songs on it are inspired by the Occupy Movement. In her online journal she writes :

“Stripping away the unnecessary means staying tuned to the beauty and the potential in the small things, gathering the rage, the love and the uncertainty together and making our little lives work. We have agency. We have power. In our tiny daily actions we are part of something huge”.

The music she makes is every bit as inspiring as these words. Original songs plus a killer version of Peter Tosh’s Equal Rights. You can get a flavour of the album by watching  this video of her singing the opening track, End of the Road :