Beats of Hope

When we published ‘Seeds of Hope’, our second book of poetry and creative writing at the end of 2020, we included 8 carefully-curated Spotify playlists — one for each chapter in the book. Below are links and track-listings to all 8 for you to listen to, enjoy and share.

Music for the soul

Spotify playlists from Amos Trust. Scroll down to see the full track listings or simply click on the images.

Spotify playlists from Amos Trust

Hope playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-hope

Builders on the roof of a Palestinian home at sunset.

01. Curtis Mayfield — Move On Up
02. Obongjayar — Still Sun

03. Fat Freddy’s Drop — Hope

04. Gregory Porter — Take Me To The Alley

05. Jamie xx — I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
06. Loyle Carner, Jordan Rakei — Ottolenghi
07. Yaima — Gajumaru
08. Ben Howard — Keep Your Head Up

09. First Aid Kit — My Silver Lining

10. Kate Tempest — People’s Face

11. Tindersticks — No Treasure But Hope
12. Sam Cooke — A Change Is Gonna Come

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Protest playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-protest

Palestinian band 47Soul performing on London's South Bank for Amos Trust.

01. Gil Scott-Heron — Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul?
02. Barbara Dane — Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
03. Public Enemy — Fight The Power
04. Dave — Black
05. Sampa the Great — Freedom
06. Lowkey — Terrorist?
07. Janelle Monáe — Turntables
08. Gregory Porter — 1960 What?
09. Sault — Wildfires
10. Kamasi Washington — Fists Of Fury
11. Young Disciples — Freedom Suite
12. Roberta Flack — Compared To What

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Her playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-her

An young Indian women from Chennai, India.

01. Aretha Franklin — Respect
02. The Freedom Affair — Rise Up
03. Massive Attack — Protection (The Eno Mix)
04. India.Arie — Strength Courage & Wisdom
05. H.E.R. — I Can’t Breathe
06. Jhené Aiko — Keep Ya Head Up
07. Jill Scott — Golden
08. Beyoncé — Formation
09. Solange — Dreams
10. Amber Mark — My People
11. DAM — Jasadik-Hom
12. Sons Of Kemet — My Queen Is Angela Davis

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Home playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-home

An over-head shot of a street-dwelling community in Chennai, India

01. The Cinematic Orchestra — To Build A Home
02. Michael Kiwanuka — Home Again
03. Rafeef Ziadah — We Teach Life
04. Caribou — Home
05. Hurts — Exile
06. Martyn Joseph — Five Sisters
07. Esther Phillips — Home Is Where The Hatred Is
08. Obongjayar — 10k
09. 47Soul ft. Shadia Mansour x Fedzilla — Border Ctrl
10. Nadine Shah — Place Like This
11. Ghostpoet — Immigrant Boogie
12. The Enemy — We’ll Live And Die In These Towns

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Planet playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-planet

A man from Nicaragua holding a bucket of green seeds.

01. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Breathless
02. Marvin Gaye —Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
03. Massive Attack — Hymn Of The Big Wheel
04. Boards of Canada — In A Beautiful Place
05. Blur — Out Of Time
06. Joni Mitchell — Big Yellow Taxi
07. Smiley & The Underclass — Rebels Out There
08. Talking Heads — (Nothing But) Flowers
09. Kate Bush — King Of The Mountain
10. Nina Simone — He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
11. Phony Ppl — Why iii Love The Moon
12. Daft Punk — Around The World

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Walk playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-walk

A large group of people walking across the Palestinian wilderness.

01. 47Soul — Intro To Shamstep
02. Smith & Mighty — Walk On
03. James Brown — Get On The Good Foot - Pt.1 & 2
04. Roger Miller — King Of The Road
05. Édith Piaf — Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
06. Talking Heads — Road To Nowhere
07. Jack Scott — The Way I Walk
08. Edwin Starr — Twenty Five Miles
09. Robert Plant — The Blanket Of Night
10. Louis Armstrong — What A Wonderful World
11. Mahalia Jackson — Walk In Jerusalem
12. Garth Hewitt ft. Beth Rowley — No Injustice

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Solidarity playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-solidarity

A South African women wearing a face mask during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Durban.

01. Faithless — Walk In My Shoes
02. Our Native Daughters — You’re Not Alone
03. Sault — Bow
04. The Joubert Singers — Stand On The Word
05. Aretha Franklin — Never Gonna Break My Faith
06. Sounds Of Blackness — Stand
07. St Germain — Rose Rouge
08. Michael Kiwanuka — Solid Ground
09. Jackson Browne — My Personal Revenge
10. Bruce Cockburn — Nicaragua
11. Donny Hathaway — Someday We’ll All Be Free
12. Mashrou’ Leila — Roman

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Retreat playlist
https://sptfy.com/amos-retreat

The Judaean wilderness in Palestine/Israel.

01. Low — Holy Ghost
02. Sault — Pray Up Stay Up
03. Donald Byrd — Cristo Redentor
04. Michael Kiwanuka — Light
05. Nitin Sawhney — Letting Go
06. Beth Rowley — Run To The Light
07. Leon Bridges — River
08. Nessi Gomes — All Related
09. Al Green — Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)
10. Nina Simone — I Shall Be Released
11. Common Hymnal — The Kingdom Is Yours (Live)
12. Will Butler — Surrender

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